Ukraine is finally ready to select its entry for Eurovision 2016.
After one year of break Ukraine is returning to Eurovision with an excellent national final and has done two semi finals to select its finalists. Tonight we will see 6 songs which qualified from the semi finals and kept their chances alive. In tonight’s show the winner will be chosen by a joint decision of tele and jury voting (50/50). The professional jury panel consists of Andrei Danilko aka Verka Serduchka, the Ukrainian participant in the 2007 Eurovision Song Contest, Ruslana, who brought home a victory with her entry Wild Dances in 2004, and Konstantin Meladze, the famous producer and composer.
In tonight’s show, the singers will appear on stage in the following order:
- Brunettes Shoot Blondes – Every Monday
- NeAngely (NuAngels) – Higher
- The Hardkiss – Helpless
- Jamala – 1944
- SunSay – Love Manifest
- Pur:Pur – We Do Change
Let’s remember the semi finals’ performances of finalists:
1. JAMALA – 1944
Jamala is the clear favourite of tonight with her stunning voice. Her song is about the Crimean excile and has huge support from the audience.
2. Brunettes Shoot Blondes – Every Monday
Brunettes Shoot Blondes is an indie rock band based in Kyiv, Ukraine, formed at the beginning of 2010. In 2014 the band released a self-produced music video for the song Knock Knock which immediately became a worldwide viral hit.
3. Pur:Pur – We Do Change
Pur:Pur was founded in 2008 in the city of Kharkiv and became popular through Internet. Pur:Pur consists of three members: Nata Smirina (lead vocal), Evgeni Zhebko (guitar), Gregori Oleynik (drums).
4. SunSay – Love Manifest
A band SanSay was founded in 2007. Andrei Zaporozhets (Sun) is a lead vocal. SunSay performs funk, reggae, soul and folk style. Since 2007 the band released five albums. Andrei Zaporozhets said that he never watched the Eurovision Song Contest before.
5. The Hardkiss – Helpless
The band Hardkiss consists of five members: Julia Sanina (lead singer), Val (guitar), Kreechy (drums), Roman Skorobagatko (guitar), Vitaliy Oniskevich (keyboards). They are known with their appearances at different international festivals like MIDEM festival, Park Live, Koktebel Jazz Festival etc.
6.NeAngely (NuAngels) – Higher
The iconic pop duo from Ukraine are famous for its outstanding powerful voices and striking charisma of its vocalists. NuAngels are two female singers Victoria and Slava. The duo was created by Yuri Nikitin.
Don’t Miss the Final at CET 18.00!