This evening, the Ukrainian act for the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest will be selected in the final of the country’s national selection.
Hosted by Dmytro Tankovich and Oleksandr Pedan, the 6 finalists who qualified from the semi-final stage of the event will perform their entries to the public once again in a bid to represent Ukraine at the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest.
A 50/50 combined public and jury vote will determine the upcoming Ukrainian representative, with the public and jury both ranking each of the entries from 1 point (the lowest amount) up to 6 points (the highest amount). In the event of a tie, the act in the tie-break with the highest amount of points from the televote will win the selection and become the nation’s next Eurovision entry.
As with the semi-final shows, the Ukrainian jury will consist of 3 members; composer and producer Konstantin Meladze, Ukraine’s 2004 representative and winner Ruslana and Andriy Danylko who represented Ukraine in 2007 as Verka Serduchka.
How to watch
The show will air at 18:00 CET on the following channels:
- Live webcast via 1tv.com.ua
- Live webcast via UA:Pershyi (Ukrainian feed/English feed)
- Live webcast via eurovision.tv
National selection finalists
- Jamala – 1944
- The Hardkiss – Helpless
- Brunettes Shoot Blondes – Every Monday
- NuAngels – Higher
- Pur:Pur – We do change
- SunSay – Love manifest
Ukraine will make a return to the Eurovision Song Contest following a 1-year break from the competition. Ukraine last participated in the 2014 when Mariya Yaremchuk was selected to represent the nation in the host city of Stockholm. With her entry Tick-tock, Mariya qualified from the first semi-final and finished in 6th place in the grand final.