Ukraine: Jamala given a heroine’s welcome in Kyiv!

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The 2016 Ukrainian winner Jamala arrived back in her homeland last Sunday where she was given a heroine’s welcome upon arrival at Kyiv’s Borispol Airport.

Jamala has become a national heroine in Ukraine after she brought back the coveted Eurovision trophy to Ukrainian soil for the 2nd time in ESC history.

Fans and media gathered together at Boryspil Airport in order to welcome their Eurovision Queen Jamala. Jamala won the 61st Eurovision Song Contest with her entry 1944.

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Jamala with the Mayor of Kyiv Mr. Vitali Klitschko (photo credit:

The Ukrainian artist has been received and by the prime minister and the Mayor of Kyiv Mr Vitali Klitschko, and various high dignitaries in her country and has been honoured for her Eurovision victory.

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Ukrainian press welcoming Jamala (photo credit:

Preparations for the upcoming Eurovision have already kicked off in Ukraine with a great number of cities interested in hosting the event next year. It is more than likely that Kyiv will be given the honour of hosting the forthcoming 2017 Eurovision Song Contest due to logistics, infrastructure and experience of having hosted the Eurovision Song Contest back in 2005.

More details and information regarding the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest will be disclosed in the coming months as well as the official announcement of the 2017 ESC host city.

The preliminary dates for the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest have been set on 16, 18 and 20 May.

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  • MarioVision

    Great for her 🙂
    She must feel like the Queen of the world the latest 4 days
    since her Victory in EuroVision! 🙂

  • MarioVision

    Ukranians might weren’t expecting to really win this year with Jamala [even herself too I guess!]
    & host the EuroVision next year to their country.

    But since this happened although they are facing heavy problems in their country at the moment
    they just could not deny of this lifetime chance to have the EuroVision in their own country.
    [ Because you can’t know when they will be lucky to win the EuroVision again in the future ]

    Even if it might won’t be that easy for them to find all these money
    so to cover the big cost of hosting the EuroVision
    I believe that they can do it & to organize a beatiful succesful Contest next year 🙂

  • MarioVision

    It must was delightful & ecstatic for millions Ukrainians
    to see their homecountry Ukraine winning the EuroVision on the night of 15 May! 🙂
    Ruslana had also won the same day 15 May back in 2004 🙂