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Six cities officially apply to host Eurovision 2017

Six Ukrainian cities are to compete to host the 2017 Eurovision song contest, Ukrainian state television officials have announced. Kyiv, Lviv, Dnipro, Odesa, Kharkiv and Kherson had officially applied to host Eurovision 2017! However, none of the cities currently have a suitable arena to host next year’s Eurovision, according to Ukrainian Culture Minister – Yevhen Nyshchuk. In an interview with Ukraine’s Fifth …

Ukraine 2017: Public selection for host city?

The Ukrainian newspaper, Pravda, has stated that the Ukrainian prime minister, Volodymyr Groysman wants a public selection to determine which city will host the Eurovision Song Contest in 2017. Kyiv, Lviv, Dnipropetrovsk and Odessa have all expressed interest so far. The prime minister of Ukraine announced that he would like a bidding process to bet set up, and for the …

Eurovision 2017: What do we know?

Now that we’ve all had a week to let the dust and glitter settle on an incredible contest in Stockholm (how’s the PED?), our thoughts can turn to next year’s event. Ukraine were victorious in Sweden and as a result we head east in 2017 for the first time in five years. But just what can we expect from next …

National recognition for Jamala

As reported by several national media outlets including UAtoday and the press office for the president, Jamala has received the highest honour anyone in the field of entertainment can receive.   Here is Jamala in the picture above with the president of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko. He together with Jamala and the mayor of Kiev, Vitali Klitschko, have formally announced the …

Ukraine wins the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest

The Eurovision Song Contest 2016 has come to a close and we have a winner. Jamala from Ukraine ended up on top with the song 1944. Due to the new voting system, the results were a nail biter until the very last second.But in the end, there can only be one winner. The full televote points breakdown will follow soon. …

Predictions: Televote (Readers) vs. Jury (Team Stockholm) – Semi-Final 2

Here we are again for another round of predictions! We’ve counted up your votes, we’ve compiled our lists of qualifiers and we’re ready to take back the title from the readers! On Tuesday, the readers “televote” results were slightly more accurate than ours, but we feel pretty confident today! Once again we were astounded at the response to our poll so thank …

Ukraine: Interview with Jamala

After 3 weeks of intense competing, Jamala won the national selection final show in Ukraine. Being one of the favourites right from the start, I caught up with her during her preparations for Stockholm. Hello Jamala, thank you for taking the time to answer these questions for us. What was your reaction when the Ukrainian public selected you to represent …

Jamala is flying the flag for Ukraine!

2 semi finals down, 3 weekends later, Ukraine has selected its finalist for Eurovision 2016 in Stockholm. The winner, who will be flying the Ukrainian flag in Stockholm will be Jamala with her song ‘1944’. She got 5 points from the jury and 6 points from the televotes. Ukraine have a 100% Grand final qualifying record in Eurovision with 1 victory back …

Ukraine National Final round-up

  The Ukrainian national final took place on the evening of 21st February. On Youtube there were English translators which made things a lot easier to follow.   First up were Brunettes shoot Blondes with their song ‘Every Monday’, they say their genre of music is indie-rock. With their artistic, animated and colourful staging, their performance is striking. The memorable …

Exclusive!: Eurovision songwriters Ylva and Linda Persson

I managed to catch up with Swedish songwriters, producers and identical twins Ylva and Linda Persson about their 2016 Eurovision journey, they have entered many national selections this year, so I decided to ask some questions about their Eurovision Journey.   What makes competing with Songs in the national finals special? We have a huge passion and love for Eurovision …

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