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JESC: Polina Ryzhak Disqualified From Ukrainian NF

Today it was announced by NTU that one of the songs has been disqualified from the National Final of Ukraine for the 2014 Junior Eurovision Song Contest. The song perform Polina Ryzhak, entitled ‘Tse Ukraina’ was found to be a cover version of a Miley Cyrus song ‘Nobody’s Perfect’. Therefore the song has been replaced with the song that placed …

JESC: Ukraine’s Final 20 Acts

The Ukrainian selection for Junior Eurovision is well underway and after the deadline for the song submission two days ago, the jury (consisting of Mykhailo Nekrasov, Nataliia Miedviedieva, Andre France, Anzhela Kopotia and llaria)  have already selected their finalists as have ‘Music Academy Eurovision’. The final twenty acts are: Elizabeth Zadoia Polina Ryzhak Anna Nikonova Double Smile Sofiia Yaremova Viktoriia …

JESC: Ukraine – All The Information

The 2014 Junior Eurovision Song Contest is less than five months away, and the national selection process is in full force in some countries. In 3 days (28/06/2014) the Ukrainian song submission will close, the following day the judging panel will listen to the songs and begin whittling down the songs to just 18. These 18 songs will join an …

#Together: Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2014

Little under two weeks after the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest came to an end, the European Broadcasting Union are preparing the second largest cong contest in Europe, Junior Eurovision Song Contest. Viewers of the Eurovision Song Contest will have noticed that a young girl named Gaia Cauchi performed some of her song ‘The Start’ in the grand final. This young …

Interview: Mariya Yaremchuk (Ukraine) wants to make people smile

Olivia Le Poidevin from ESC United spoke to Ukraine Eurovision entry 2014, Mariya Yaremchuk about what it means to represent her country amidst political turmoil back home. While Eurovision tries to stay out of Politics, it is impossible to ignore the elephant in the room and recent developments but the young singer found a classy way to focus on the …

The 2014 “Expert” Panel – UKRAINE

Every year our “Expert” Panel comes together to judge all entries for the Eurovision Song Contest and they’re back to take apart the 2014 entries and rank them accordingly. While their characters and comments may be wacky, the scores are dead serious. All 7 panelists will comment on the song and rank them accordingly giving it points using a scale …

Ukraine: New version of Tick-Tock

Today the new version of Ukraine’s “Tick-Tock” was released on the official Eurovision Song Contest YouTube channel. Maria Yaremchuk previously stated that she had been short of time when working on the initial version of the song – as a result, the entry has undergone quite some changes! [vsw id=”sdAf2EjhRiE” source=”youtube” width=”500″ height=”300″ autoplay=”no”] What do you think about the …

Politics, Culture, and Eurovision: A look at Ukraine

The content of this editorial does not necessarily reflect the opinions and views of ESC United, its editorial board or its readers. I’m not an expert, in any sense of the word, on Ukraine.  But I want to discuss Ukraine’s voting patterns and representation in Eurovision in light of the current protests, which highlight the East-West divide of the Ukrainian …

Maria Yaremchuk representing Ukraine in Copenhagen 2014

Just moments ago the results of the national final in Kiev was revealed, Maria Yaremchuk will represent Ukraine in Eurovision Song Contest 2014. The 20 year old singer will compete in Copenhagen with the song Tick-Tock. Maria is known for being a finalist in the Ukrainian tv contest “Voice of the country” and also ending up 3rd in representing Ukraine …

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