UKRAINE 🇺🇦 Tayanna, participant in the 2017 and 2018 Vidbir, the Ukrainian national selection revealed to SivTimes that she has no plans to return in the planning to bid a song for national selection and therefore go after a Eurovision dream. “I do not want to participate anymore. I just do not want to” she said.
Tayanna participated in 2018 national final with the song Lelya with ranked 1st in the national jury and third in the public voting, loosing the ticket to Lisbon for 1 point in the combined results.
In 2017 national final her song “I Love You” won the jury voting of the national final, she came third in the public voting and in the combined vote she tied up with O.TOrvald who got the Eurovision ticket due to their higher – than Tayanna – public voting.
It is nice too remember that in 2017 Mélovin won the public voting in the Ukrainian final with the song “Wonder” but due to the combined results with the jury he ended up third in the final results.
LISBON – The “wildest” Eurovision’s winner Ruslana will hit the Eurovillage stage on Praça do Comércio in Lisbon on the night of the Grand Final.
On May 12th, 6:00 pm local time on the legendary Commerce Square in the heart of Portugal Ruslana will present her new live show with exotic instruments, live rock set, exclusive premieres and surprising features. This show is not only a music performance for Ukraine’s first Eurovision winner but her message to the international community.
“As one of the biggest music shows worldwide Eurovision has tremendous influence. And I think it’s time for Eurovision to unite us not only through music but also to join our efforts to go green. Renewable energy is the clean energy of nature’s elements, the healing energy for the planet and the humanity, the peace energy. Now, when I am not competing but take part as a guest, I’d like to invite fans around the world to fight for clean energy,” – Ruslana says.
Ruslana has become Ukraine’s best-selling artist, winning country’s first official Platinum Disc even prior to her Eurovision victory. After the 2004 Eurovision Song Contest she supported international social initiatives and democratic processes in her country, gaining a series of other international achievements as an artist and social activist. World Music Awards, Ukraine’s Good Will Ambassador for UNICEF, and her place in “Forbes 10 most influential women from Ukraine” to name the few.
The Ukraine Broadcaster UA:PBC will broadcast the Eurovision Song Contest 2018 on both the main channel as well as UA:Crimea for the first time. STB channel will also broadcast the show.
Alongside UA:First, the Ukrainian national broadcaster UA:PBC has announced that for the first time the Eurovision Song Contest will also be shown on their secondary channel aimed at Crimea, UA:Crimea. UA:Crimea which was launched in the past year will be one of three channels in Ukraine broadcasting the contest including UA:First and STB.
source: UA:PBC, www.eurovoix.com
UKRAINE – The last country to rehearse today is Ukraine and Mélovin is giving a promising performance. This rehearsal shows that despite the good vocals inside the arena there is not much fo a sparkle despite the fire and the tension but it seems that this will work out well for Mélovin non screens. In the betting odds Ukraine seems to do well.
ESCKAZ.COM: Melovin really takes the stage and is vocally good, but the song doesn’t really do it for me. No doubt that it’ll do well in my eyes though.
ESCBUBBLE.COM: I am a fan of this song. It’s very gothic and strange, though I’m just not sure if this will qualify. We’ll have to wait and see.
ESCXTRA.COM: MELOVIN’s vocals are very strong, and he is supported well by his backing vocalists.
EUROVOIX.COM: Vocally everyone did perform much better. The pyro does add to the atmosphere without being too overwhelming.