Two semi finals for the Ukrainian Eurovision preselection

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Sixty three songs were submitted to the Ukrainian broadcaster for the country's preselection for the 2009 Eurovision Song Contest. Thirty of them will be selected by a jury to proceed to the two semi finals which will take place in February.

NTU, the Ukrainian national broadcaster will be holding two semi finals on February 7th & February 8th in the NTU studios. Both semi finals will be recorded and the two hour long TV version-documentary will be aired on the First National channel including footage of the selection process and full semi finals. The exact date of the final has not been decided yet but 1st March is a possibility. For the venue, one option is the Sports Palace in Kyiv, home of the 2005 Eurovision Song Contest but that remains to be decided as NTU are currently looking for sponsors.

Sixty three songs were submitted for the Ukrainian Eurovision Song Contest preselection this year and a special jury will shortlist 30 of them which will compete in the two semi finals. Among them many big names of the Ukrainian music scene as well as many artists who have attempted to represent their country in the Eurovision Song Contest: Svetlana Loboda is a former VIA GRA band member, Alexander Panaiotov tried his luck in the Russian NF 2008, NeAngely, Bondarchuk, Godo and Aviator tried again in 2007, – Nataliya Volkova in 2006, Volya in 2005. NikitA is one member of Dasha Astaf'yeva, she appeared on the jubilee Playboy issue and she also became playmate of the year, Kishe, Oleg Skrypka is the front man of ethno rock band VV, possibly the most experienced singer of the whole NF). –

This is the full list of the artists who submitted songs in the Ukrainian preselection, many of the song titles are to be announced:

1. Gil Emmanuel – You're my heart
2. Dima Cernikov – TBA
3. Nazar Savkom – Ti prosto sluhaji (Author – Nazar Savko)
4. Zorna Skirko – Blocao play Tikaji (Author – Mair Rncisin)
5. Majia Yancisin – Ti ne odin (Author – Majiya Yancisin)
6. Cirkel M. and Cajikivskiji A. – Tabu (Lyrics – Cirkel Maksim, Music – Bubliji Tetyina)
7. Tori Joy – TBA
8. Kristal Sayenne – Control kiss (Author – Trifonov Cergiji)
9. Ira Pojizon – You free me (Author – Pavlov Sepriji)
10. Natalya Maksimcuk – Ciganka vira (Lyrics – Anna Ledik, Music – Tetyana Yarova)
11. Andriana Pyabec – Be careful (Lyrics – Andriana, Music – Hristina Bazar)
12. Artem Yarosevic – TBA
13. Andriji Furdicko – Don't go (Author – Andriji Furdicko)
14. Andriji Zulin – Let's make friends (lyrics – Lyamcev Oleg, Music – Zulin Andriji
15. Romanoyuta Eduard – Silence (Lyrics – Lyamcev Oleg, Music – Zulin Andriji)
16. Eremenko Galina – Sly lover (Lyrics – Kursanova Marina, Music – Krupnik Gennadiji)
17. Def 3 – Ya garmoniya
18. Svitlana Loboda – You are so sexy
19. Ana – You're like a paradise
20. Oleg Skripka ta gurt – BB
21. Bagleji Irina – Sexy mama (author – Bagira)
22. Godo – Olvidamos (author – Pierpalo Guerrini)
23. Group Volya – TBA
24. Nataliya Volkova – Gush (Author – Panenko Taras)
25. Sandrik Olga – Yak kalian rozicvitae (Author – Sandrik Olga)
26. Anna Sakre – In the silence of Eden (Lyrics – Brovcenko Mikola, Music – Melnicuk Igor)
27. 4 Kings – Tearin' up my heart (Lyrics – Rozina Ganna, Music – Polonskiji Roman)
28. Kishe – Midnight (lyrics – Matosenko E., music – Resetko T.)
29. Anastasiya Prihodko – TBA
30. Zaklopki – Time is up (author – Kabanec Sepriji)
31. Oleksandr Panajiotov – Superhero (Lyrics – Safonova Nataliya, Music – Demcuk Taras)
32. Anna-Mariya – TBA
33. Solomia – Not perfect (Kyiv) Author: Solomia
34. Petro Klimenko & Dnipropetrovsk region. – Ljubistok v yane (Author: Petro Klimenko )
35. Group Patrix – TBA
36. Lenara Osmanova – Flash (Kyiv) Lyrics: Elmara Mustafaeva / Music: Zera Kengigaeva
37. Irina Fedishin – Zakohalasya (Lviv) Author: Irina Fedishin
38. Sergey Samsonenko – Lyubov, yaku ti ne lyubila / Author: Serget Samsonenko
39. Bryanceva Tetyana – Sweet and sugar baby (Lyrics: Irina Mironova, Music: Yaroslav Shogla)
40. Myata – Into the paradise – (Lyrics: Shramenko, Music: Babenko)
41. InnaOlinik – Not your babe – (Author Inna Olinik)
42. Group Goryachi Shokolad – Neba Malo
43. Group Hunting Ground – Big World
44. Group Nazad Shlyahu Nemae – Ptah Doshu
45. Group N.SH.N. – Molodist
46. Vesta Kameneva – My devotion (Authors: Krivoshlek E. , Gonchareva Yu. , Kameneva B.)
47. Group Nikita – TBA
48. Vasiliy Bondarchuk – TBA
49. Group Hollywood – TBA
50. Group Ne Angeli – TBA
51. Group Aviator – TBA
52. Group Armiya – TBA
53 Group PO-MA-DA – TBA
54. Group – Inshiyi Denj – TBA
55. Denis Barkanov – TBA
56. Anita Gezo – TBA
57. Kozun Oksana – TBA
58. Vladislav Levicky – TBA
59. Viktoriya Vasilievich – TBA
60. Mark Savin – TBA
61. Yaroslav Simchishin – TBA
62. NIKOLE – TBA
63. Manya – TBA

Very special thanks to Alex Amos for the information and Ajdin Mehic and Zorica Loncar for their valuable help.

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Stella Floras

Thanks to Johnny Logan and Hold me now I fell in love with the Eurovision Song Contest, a love that's been going strong ever since with undiminished passion. My first memories date back to 1977 and the lyrics of Rock bottom, Dschinghis Khan and A ba ni bi are still engraved in my brain.

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