Ukraine: Jamala goes to Stockholm!
We really missed this country last year but Ukraine will be in Stockholm. The Ukrainian broadcaster, NTU, pulled out last year due to the financial and political situation in the country. But this year after three long weeks and two semi-finals, broadcasters SBS and NTU have finally chosen their Eurovision 2016 song and singer. Jamala has won the Ukrainian national final and will represent the country at the Eurovision Song Contest 2016. Her song ‘1944’ tells the story of the deportation of Crimean Tartars in 1944.
The result was determined by the combined votes of the jury (50%) and the televoting public (50%).
Ukraine national final participants
- Jamala – 1944
- The Hardkiss – Helpless
- Brunettes Shoot Blondes – Every Monday
- NuAngels – Higher
- Pur:Pur – We do change
- SunSay – Love manifest