Video for Jamala’s Latest Single ‘Solo’

Since her victory at Eurovision 2016, Jamala has enjoyed musical success with follow up hits ‘I Believe in U’ and ‘Wings’.

She also got married to long term partner Bekir Suleimanov, gave birth to their son Emir. During her time as panelist on Ukrainian Eurovision selection show Vidbir she has become a widely shared gif and caused international controversy. In 2019 she posed a very ‘uncomfortable question’ to eventual winner of the show Maruv, who subsequently withdrew as a result and this led to Ukraine pulling out of the 2019 Contest. Continue reading

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Maruv Will Represent Ukraine at Eurovision 2019!

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’! Continue reading

Ranking: Ukraine’s Vidbir 2019 Finalists!

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! Continue reading

Ukraine Reveal Vidbir 2018 Line Up!

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.  Continue reading

Ukraine Reveals Initial Details for Vidbir 2019!

Ukraine Eurovision 2016 JamalaUkraine has used a selection show called Vidbir to select its act and song for Eurovision since 2016. It seemed to work for the nation as it gave them their second ever Eurovision victory with Jamala’s ‘1944’ winning the Contest that year. 2017 and 2018 were also a success with O. Torvald and Melovin making it to the finals with ‘Time’ and ‘Under the Ladder’. This week Ukrainian broadcaster UA:PBC revealed that the selection show will return in 2019 and have given us some of the initial details. Continue reading