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Ukraine: Semi-finalists Announced!


ukraineUkraine – It has been revealed who the 18 contestants are in the yea’s Ukrainian national final. The 18 challengers named today will take part in two semi-finals next month to try and win the right to represent their country in Stockholm in May. 

The allocation draw will take place in Kyiv tomorrow to determine which contestant will participate in which semi-final. The first semi-final will take place on the 6th of February and the second on 13th of February. The final will take place on the 21st of February.

The 18 semi-fialists:

  1. SunSay
  2. Jamala
  3. The Hardkiss
  4. Anastasia Prykhodko
  5. Lavika
  6. Aida Nikolajchuk
  7. Victoria Petryk
  8. NeAngely (Nuangels)
  9. Peaks of Kings
  10. Svitlana Tarabarova
  11. ALLOISE
  12. Arkadij Vojtjuk
  13. Brunettes Shoot Blondes
  14. Pringlez
  15. Pur:Pur
  16. Tonja Matvienko
  17. Japanda
  18. Vladislav Kurasov

Jamala, who took part in the national selection in 2011 with ‘Smile’, has already hit the headlines as her song ‘1944‘ appears to refer to the deportation of the Tatars from the Crimean peninsula.

Anastasia Prikhodko previously represented Russia at Eurovision in 2009, where she finished 11th.

Former winner Ruslana and 2nd placed Andrey Danilko (Verka Serduchka) will sit on the jury.

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  1. A snippet of Aida’s song:

  2. Vladislav Kurasov-I’m insane:

  3. Dissapointed with Prekhodko’s song! It is okish just waited for something relly outstanding!!
    Anastasia Prekhodko’s first own song was composed by the head of juri Konstantin Meladze …. For me it remains her best song during all her career … Pity they don’t colaborate within this selection..

    • Prikhodko’s song is weak and since i don’t like her it’s a plus for me. :P
      There are much better songs and artists in this line-up.

      • But Meladze used to love her when she was just starting her career ( now he is among jurors) and was her producer also she’s quite active with her antirussian compaign so I suspect she is not out of game yet!

        • On strickly musical terms though she should be out of the race but this is Ukraine.I don’t really know what to expect.

    • Is this her song in the selection? If so why is she performing it in Russia (I assume that’s not Ukraine waving all the Russian flags! ;) )

      I liked her in 2009 but why are her songs always miserable, I don’t have a clue what she’s singing about, but she sounds depressed whatever it is.

      Cheer up love!

      • This is her first song when she was in a russian Talent Show (Star Academy) where she started her collaboration with her musical producer Miladze who now as far as i know is member of Ukranian jurors :) Her ESC song is shared in the previous page of comments!
        This song is about a women who waits for her hubby/happiness 3 years (wintes) it is called “3 winters”!

    • This is such a beautiful song wow (completely overlooking the fact she’s using playback).

  4. Sunsay with Love manifest(love is the only way) :

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