Eight acts competed in this first show with two acts advancing to the final on 25th February. This was decided by a 50% televote and a 50% jury vote. The jury consisted of last year’s winner Jamala, composer and producer Konstantin Meladze and Andriy Danylko better known as is drag persona Verka Serduchka who represented Ukraine at Eurovision 2007.
Illaria topped the televote and came in second the jury vote and finished first overall with 15 points and will advance to the final with song ‘Thank You For My Way’. Meanwhile Rozhden topped the jury vote and finished fourth in the public vote, finishing in second overall with 13 points with song ‘Saturn’ The six remaining songs were all eliminated. See below for the full results.
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The competition will continue next weekend with the third semi final, where another eight songs will battle it out to advance to the final.