Ukraine 2016: national final participants announced
KYIV, UKRAINE – The most discussing news about the names of the semifinalists has been officially revealed.So, who will be among those hopefuls who could represent the country at ESC-2016 in Stockholm? The list of the artists looks like this:
UKRAINE 2016 NATIONAL FINAL PARTICIPANT
Brunettes Shoot Blondes
Peaks of Kings
The jury members who will take 50% of the final decision of the winner have been also announced recently. So, Ruslana, the winner of the ESC-2004 and Andrii Danylko, the runner up of the ESC-2007 who performed in the image of Verka Serdiuchka will be the jury members for the semifinal shows and for the final. It should be noted that this time Andrii Danylko will be in the image of himself as a Ukrainian producer and a composer. They will join Kostiantyn Meladze who combines the role of the jury member and a producer of the whole national selection.
Kostiantyn Meladze commented: “We have selected those artists and performers who are well-prepared for the national selection and they will compete in the semifinals. The criteria for the selection were the following: quality original material, charisma of the performer and the high level of the vocal abilities. The genres of the music that are introduced in the semifinals vary from folk-music to hard-rock. We didn’t pay attention whether the artist is well-known or not or whether he/she is making the first attempts in the music career. Each of the semifinalist could on the best way represent the country on the international level!”
The running order of the artists at the semifinals will be announced on 27 January after the running order allocation draw. The National selection will be broadcast live simultaneously on UA: Pershyi and STB TV channels.The semifinals are scheduled to 6 and 13 February and the final will be on 21 February.