Ukraine: First national selection finalists decided

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The first semi-final of Ukraine’s national selection for the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest is complete and we now know our first 2 finalists!

Tonight’s show was hosted by Sergiy Prytula at the Kyiv Polytechnic Institute in which we saw a total of 8 participants perform for the right to compete in the Grand Final of the national selection on the 25 February.

Tonight’s show

Each of the 8 participants in tonight’s show had to perform to both the public as well as the 3-member jury panel. Together, the votes of the public and jury were combined with the top 2 qualifying to the Grand Final.

The 3-member jury panel consists of the following:

  • Konstantin Meladze: Composer and producer
  • Andriy Danylko: Ukraine’s 2007 representative as Verka Serduchka
  • Jamala: Winner of the Eurovision Song Contest 2016

The semi-final 1 results are in!

Following a short break in between the show, the full results were revealed which saw Salto Nazad and Tayanna top the jury vote.

Once they were combined with the public vote, it was confirmed that Salto Nazad and Tayanna would remain at the top of the scoreboard and were therefore announced as the first 2 finalists.

Salto Nazad performing his entry Mamo.

I love you performed by Tayanna.

Full combined results

Ukraine 2017 semi-final 1 results
Left to right; Jury votes, public vote and combined in Ukraine’s Eurovision 2017 selection.

The Ukrainian national selection continues next Saturday with semi-final 2 of the competition. A further 8 acts will compete for a place in the Grand Final, but who will earn the votes of both the public and jury?

Ukrainian national selection schedule

  • 04/02: Semi-final 1
  • 11/02: Semi-final 2
  • 18/02: Semi-final 3
  • 25/02: Grand Final

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