Ukraine concluded their selection show for Eurovision 2019 Vidbir tonight. Six songs have made it to the Grand Final but it was Maruv who was crowned the winner. They will represent Ukraine at Eurovision in May in Tel Aviv with ‘Siren Song’!
Ukraine are set to crown their Eurovision 2019 pick on Saturday when they host the final of their selection show Vidbir. Six songs have made it to the Grand Final and ahead of the the big announcement, we listen to all the contenders from their national final for 2019, rate them out of ten and rank them from worst to best. Read on to find out what we thought!
Ukraine continued their Eurovision 2019 bid this evening with the second of their semi finals for selection show Vidbir.
Sixteen acts will face off against each other in the Ukrainian selection program for Eurovision 2019. Broadcasters UA:PBC and STB today revealed the acts that will take part in this year’s Vidbir. Among them are some acts who return to the Contest again (Kazka, Tayanna, Laud and Brunetes Shoot Blondes) as well as a host of new performers. Read on to find out who has been selected.
Ukraine have selected Crimean Tatar singer Jamala as their representative for 2016. Her song ‘1944’ tells the story of the Crimean people (including her Great-grandmother) who were displaced from their homes by Soviet military forces during the Second World War.
Ukraine staged the second of their semi finals tonight. Three more acts advanced to next week’s finally, joining The Hardkiss, Jamala and Brunettes Shoot Blondes.
Later tonight three more acts will join Brunettes Shoot Blondes, Jamala and The Hardkiss in the final of the Ukrainian national selection show. You have been voting all week and the poll has now closed! So let’s see who your favourite is from Semi Final 2…
Following a years’ absence from Eurovision, Ukrainian broadcaster NTU broadcast the first of its semi final selection shows last night. Nine songs competed in front of a panel of experts which included Eurovision winning act and political activist Ruslana and ‘Lasha Tumbai’ singer Verka Serducka out of drag.
After a one year absence from Eurovision due to financial difficulties associated with the ongoing Ukrainian Crisis, Ukraine are set to make a triumphant return in 2016. Since they began competing in 2003, Ukraine have proven time and again to be one of the more successful countries in the Contest’s recent history. With an unforgettable win in 2004 with Ruslana’s ‘Wild Dances’, back to back second places in 2007 and 2008 with Verka Serduchka and Ani Lorak, and finishing in the top ten eight out of the twelve times they have competed, Ukraine are cementing themselves as a Eurovision force to be reckoned with. But what can we expect in 2016?