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[alert-info]
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.