KYIV, UKRAINE – Timur Miroshnychenko & Zlata Ognevich (Ukraine 2013) are officially now confirmed as the 2013 Junior Eurovision Song Contest hosts as oikotimes.com tipped the information on September 23rd.

Timur Miroshnychenko began his Eurovision journey in 2006 when Ukraine debuted the Junior Eurovision Song Contest (also JESC commerwyqtntator a year before for NTU).

From 2007 and in 2009 he hosted the Junior Eurovision edition in Kyvi alongside to Ani Lorak; he is the NTU commentator for Eurovision Song Contest.

Host nation Ukraine have not only declared 2013 the Year of Children’s Creativity in their country but are now applying it to the Junior Eurovision Song Contest as ‘Be Creative!’

Timur loves the official theme. “It means being state-of-the-art and knowing how to see beauty in everything. As co-host of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest, I want to show the world that the new generation of Ukrainians have a brand new way of thinking,” he says.

Zlata agrees. “Ukraine has so many gifted children and people who are always willing to show the beauty and richness of Ukrainian culture through their dances, songs, paintings. What we can show our guests is our big heart, our hospitality and our talent. I think that ’Be creative!’ perfectly reflects us.”

“Junior Eurovision 2013 fully embraces the idea of being ‘Be creative’ as Creativity is one of the four key values of the event. All of our contestants will be actively encouraged to make the most of participating in this event and enjoy the experience of performing, making new friends and celebrating their achievements,” states EUROVISION Executive Supervisor, Vladislav Yakovlev.