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Ukraine: Artists, jury and running-order decided for Semi-finals

Ukraine is back after one year of absence. This year they will choose their representative for Eurovision Song Contest 2016 in Stockholm, among 18 songs from two semi-finals. The line-up and running order has been decided

The Ukrainian selection for Eurovision Song Contest 2016 takes place in February, and now each of the contestants have been allocated in one of the two semi-finals. The Ukrainian broadcasters UA:Pershyi and STB have made the allocation draw, to decide who will participate in which semi-final and also the running order.

Semi-final 1

6 February 2016

  1. Jamala – "1944"
  2. The Hardkiss – "Helpless"
  3. Brunettes Shoot Blondes – "Every Monday"
  4. Svitlana Tarabarova – "Never Again"
  5. Vladislav Kurasov – "I'm Insane"
  6. Aida Nikolajchuk – "Inner Power"
  7. Lavika – "Hold Me"
  8. Tonja Matvienko – "Tin Whistle"
  9. Anastasia Prykhodko – "I Am Free Now"

Semi-final 2

13 February

  1. SunSay – "Love Manifest"
  2. Pur:Pur – "We Do Change"
  3. Peaks of Kings – "Last Hope"
  4. Pringlez – "Easy To Love"
  5. Victoria Petryk – "Overload"
  6. Arkadij Vojtjuk – "Vse V Tobi"
  7. ALLOISE – "Crown"
  8. NeAngely – "Higher"
  9. Japanda – "Anime"

Ukraine 2016

There will be three shows in this year's Ukrainian selection:

  • 6 February: Semi-final 1
  • 13 February: Semi-final 2
  • 21 February: Final

The three shows will be aired on the public "First Channel" and on the private channel STB. The winner will be selected by a 50/50-mix of televoting and a jury:

Ukraine in Eurovision Song Contest

Ukraine 2004: Ruslana - "Wild Dances"

After one year's absence from Eurovision, Ukraine is back this year! They have participated 12 times since it's debut in 2003, and with great succes. Best result is when Ruslana won at Ukraine's second Eurovision Song Contest with the song "Wild Dances" in 2004. They finished 2nd two times (2007 and 2008), and 8 of the 12 times they finished in top-10.

Since the introduction of Semi-finals in 2004 Ukraine qualified to all the 11 Grand Finals.

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