In the first semi final of national selection nine participants performed for being in top 3 to qualify. After each performances the juries commented for each. Especially Ruslana and Verka Serduchka ( representatives of Ukraine in 2004 & 2007) was listened carefully by participants. The first show was hosted by Dimitri Tankovich and Aleksander Pedan.
- Anastasia Prykhodko – I am Free Now
- The Hardkiss – Helpless
- Tonya Matvienko – Tin Whistle
- Vladislav Kurasov – I’m Insane
- Låvika – Hold Me
- Jamala – 1944
- Aida Nikolajchuk – Inner Power
- Svitlana Tarabarova – Never Again
- Brunettes Shoot Blondes – Every Monday
Actually you are familiar to some participants of first semifinal. Anastasia Prykhodko represented Russia in 2009 with her very strong song Mamo. Also other artist Jamala had performed in 2014 with song ‘Smile’. Vladislav Kurasov is a singer and a songwriter. He reached the third place in the TV talent show X-Factor-2 Ukraine in 2011. Vladislav is the winner of the TV show Star Ring and the 2013 International Songwriting Competition The People’s Voice Winner. On the other hand,Tonya took part in the first season of show Holos Krayiny (The Voice of the Country) and reached second place in 2011. In 2012 The Hardkiss were the nominees of the international MTV EMA award (“Best Ukrainian Act”) and of the national music award YUNA, having won in two nominations – “The best new act” and “The best music video” (Make-Up). In 2013 The HARDKISS became “voice and face” of the PEPSI TM in Ukraine and the nominees of YUNA in the nomination “The best band”.
The finalists was selected by a combine tele and jury voting. Each phone could only vote for one time. During night, the audience were bored bacause of longer ads. After the voting process, only three names could qualify. They are Jamala, The Hardkiss and Brunettes Shoot Blondes..
You can watch the all performances of the night in playlist.