Ukraine – Ukraine held its first semi-final last night to decide its representative as the host nation in Kyiv in May. TAYANNA and Salto Nazad progressed to the final from the 8 semi-finalists. The final will take place on 25th February 2017. Last year’s winner Jamala, Verka Serduchka (Ukraine 2007) and composer and producer Konstantin Meladze sat as jury members.
Next week will see semi-final 2 with Letay, Mila Nytych, Kuznetsov, Aghiazma, Detach, Rozhden, Panivalkova and Illaria performing from 18.00 (CET).