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Ukraine: NTU offered a lifeline?

It is now common knowledge that the troubled nation of Ukraine recently made the decision to sit out next year’s Eurovision, with even major news sites such as the BBC reporting on the news. However, it appears that there might indeed be hope after all, and it comes in the form of someone who has helped Ukraine before! Timofey Nagorny, …

Ukraine withdraws from Eurovision 2015

Ukraine is withdrawing from the Eurovision Song Contest 2015 to be held in Vienna, Austria. The announcement was made on NTU’s website and is sending shock waves across the Eurovision community. The reason for withdrawal is financial and political instability. military aggression from the East as well as the annexation of Crimea by Russia earlier which took place a few …

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 …

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 …

Ukraine: National final kicks off Eurovision season

Today at 11.15 CET Ukraine will be the first country to choose its representative for Eurovision Song Contest 2014. The 20 hopeful artists will compete for the prestigous ticket to Copenhagen, and follow Zlata’s success in the previous edition with her song Gravity. According to an NTU poll launched on their official website the current favourite is Tatiana Shirko’s “Let …

Ukraine: The 20 national final participants are revealed

The Ukrainian national broadcaster NTU has announced the line-up for their upcoming national final. The public together with a jury will decide who will represent Ukraine in Copenhagen on the 21st of December. – Victor Romanchenko “At the edge of the abyss” – Anna Khodorovska “If there is love”  – Anatoly Shparov “Waiting for you” – NeAngely “Courageous” – Stas Shurins “Why” …

The 2013 “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 2013 entries and rank them accordingly. While their characters and comments may be wacky, the scores are dead serious. All 13 panelists will comment on the song and rank them accordingly giving it points using a scale …

Ukraine: Revamped version of Zlata Ognevic’s “Gravity”

The official video clip for Zlata Ognevich 2013 Eurovision Song Contest entry “Gravity” has just been released. This is a revamped version of the one performed this past December. After the composer and artists asked for feedback on how to make this song better, hundreds of responses have been received and a lot of the suggestions were taken into consideration …

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