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?
Spain’s Eurovision selection for 2015 is Edurne and her song ‘Amanecer’ is hotly tipped to do quite well, as one of the early favourites. Spain’s odds aren’t the only thing that’s hot, the singer is also pretty darn beautiful as well. Edurne oozes sex appeal and in her video for the song she is dressed in a sexy red flowing dress, a real temptress.
Ten years ago Ruslana’s ‘Wild Dances’ sat atop the Eurovision leaderboard winning the contest for her native Ukraine. Check out her victorious performance below. Cue fire!