Tonight, the Ukrainian national final for the Eurovision Song Contest 2010 was held. Twenty acts competed and in the end the SMS voters and jury decided to send Alyosha to Oslo with the song To Be Free written by O. Kucher and B. Chykalyuk.
Therewas a tie for first place between Alyosha and Masha Sobko when the jury and SMS votes were combined. According to the recent published rules of the national selection that in the event of a tie the jury would have the casting vote over which act will represent the Ukraine at the Eurovision Song Contest. They chose Alyosha. Previously selected candidate for the Ukraine Vasyl Lazarovychcame 7th.
esctoday.com poll results
The esctoday.com poll voters did not agree with the choice.Alyosha finishedthird among the thetwenty participants with 8.1% of the votes. The clear poll winner was Vasyl Lazarovych with 27.5% of the votes.
esctoday.com national final awards 2010
The 2010 esctoday.com National Final Awards will be held between April and May, which means between the national final season and the Eurovision Song Contest. We will repeat the same format with two rounds for nominations which was used this year – you can read how it works here. However, this time the individual polls for each country will always be held right after the national final, when the entries are still fresh. You can vote for your favourite performance not to qualify in theUkrainian national final here and for your favourite song not to qualify here.
In 2009, Ukraine was represented by Svetlana Loboda, who finished sixth in the second semi final and twelfth in the final with her song Be my Valentine! (Anti-crisis girl). In 2010, the country will compete in the second semi final of the Eurovision Song Contest on 27th May.