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Ukraine: Semi-Final Running Order

Photo credit: STB and UA:Pershiy The running order for the Ukrainian national selection has been determined. The draw was conducted by Ruslana, who will be on the jury. The running order for each semi final are as follows: Semi final 1 (6th February): 1: Jamala 2: The HardKiss 3: Brunettes shoot Blondes 4: Svetlana Tarabarova 5. Vladislav Kurasov 6: Aida …

Ukraine: Semi-Finalists Announced

  Yesterday, Ukrainian broadcast STB announced the list of 18 acts who have made it through to the Ukrainian national selection semi finals. The front runner for this competition, as it stands, is Anastasia Prikhodko, who since last October, has expressed her interest to compete in Stockholm under her native flag of Ukraine. She last took part in Eurovision in 2009 …

Ruslana and Verka Seduchka on Ukrainian Jury

  It has been announced in the media that 2004 Eurovision Winner, Ruslana, and 2007 Eurovision runner up, Andrei Danilko who performs as Verka Seduchka (this time as himself, without his alter ego) will be taking their places on the Ukrainian selection jury for Eurovision. This means they will have a say in who is selected to be Ukraine’s participant …

Know-It-Alls Podcast: Nicky Byrne for Ireland, Serhat for San Marino and some Oscar News!

Every Sunday at 19:00 CET, the ESC United Know-It-Alls are discussing the latest and greatest news, developments and general Eurovision related info. Today’s panel includes Matt (ESC United Editor-in-Chief), Stefan ( ESC United Editor),Jake (ESC United Editor) and Sadie (ESC United Editor). In this week’s live Hangout we discussed the following topics: – Nicky Byrne (Westlife) for Ireland – Serhat …

Winter of Fire: Documentary featuring Ruslana nominated for an Oscar

  Winter of Fire documents the 93 days and night of the Ukrainian Revolution, EuroMaidan, which ultimately lead to the overthrow of their Pro-Russian president Viktor Yanukovych. He refused to sign a EU agreement, and that is what lead to the EuroMaidan Revolution.   2004 Eurovision winner and activst Ruslana, heavily features in this production which is up for an …

Ukraine set to decide on February 21st

The EBU has today confirmed that Ukraine will choose its return entry for Eurovision 2016 on February 21st. The selection process will also see the national broadcaster NTU broadcast two semi-finals on February 6th and February 13th 2016. All shows will be broadcast on the main channel UA Pershyi Natsionalnyi and will begin on eeach evening at 18:00 CET. Both …

Viktoria Petryk for Ukraine?

A well known Ukrainian singer has launched her bid to become the Ukrainian representative at Eurovision 2016 in Stockholm, Sweden. Viktoria Petryk has released a song called Overload which has been composed by Swedish duo Ylva and Linda Persson. Viktoria will be taking part in the Odessa audition round on Saturday 12th December. Petryk is no stranger to competing at such a …

2016: Returning Artists

So, we know that Macedonia have selected Kaliopi to represent them in Stockholm, and Bosnia & Herzegovina have selected Dalal Midhat-Talakić, Fuad Backović-Deen & Ana Rucner as their representatives. In those we have two returning artists, Kaliopi represented Macedonia in 2012 and Deen represented his nation in 2004. Could 2016 be the year of the returning artists? Some singers like to …

43 Countries in Stockholm!

Today the EBU announced the final list of participants. The number of countries has increased from last year’s contest, we will see 43 countries participate in the 61st Eurovision Song Contest! The 43 countries hoping to take home the Eurovision 2016 trophy are: Albania Armenia Australia Austria Azerbaijan Belarus Belgium Bosnia and Herzegovina Bulgaria Croatia Cyprus Czech Republic Denmark Estonia …

POLL: Who Should Win JESC 2015?

Tomorrow night the participants from 17 countries will take to the stage in Bulgaria and will be broadcast live to the world, all hoping to take home the trophy of this year’s Junior Eurovision Song Contest. Who do you think should win tomorrow night? Here is the recap from the dress rehearsal to help you make up your mind:

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