Jamala will take part in Ukrainian national final as juror to determine 50% the winner of national selection.
Like last year, three jurors will have the right to speak in the national final process, and the winner will be chosen by a joint decision of tele and jury voting (50/50). We have already learnt that Konstantin Meladze, the famous producer and composer, is the first name for this year’s jury team, and today Jamala was was confirmed as second member of jury of Ukrainian preselection. The third name will be reported in following days.
It’s destiny. Jamala sang her entry in front of the different jurors last year, and her victory provides a chance to be an expert jury.
The previous year professional jury panel consisted of Andrei Danilko, the Ukrainian participant in the 2007 Eurovision Song Contest, Ruslana, who brought home a victory with her entry Wild Dances in 2004, and producer & composer Konstantin Meladze.
The preselection will be carried out by the broadcasters STB and UA:Pershiy. The first stage of the selection takes place from 19.11.2016 till 15.01.2017. Performers are able to take part in it in two ways: They should either apply online on the website of STB channel, or attend the live auditions in one of these six cities in Ukraine: Zaporizhia, Kharkiv, Odessa, Lviv, Dnipro and Kyiv.