Ukraine: Tayanna confirms bid for Ukrainian selection; vote for her entry!

by Stefano Casellini 832 views

She was the runner-up in the 2017 Ukrainian national selection for the Eurovision Song Contest; her I love you convinced more than one Eurofan. Now she just published four new songs for Eurovision 2018, and she wants fans to select her entry. Tayanna is back!

Tayanna is back in the Ukrainian national selection to the Eurovision, and she wants all Eurofans to know. As announced by the singer on Instagram, her intentions appear to be pretty serious.

A public vote for her bidding entry

The 33 year-old singer from Ukraine recently launched her campaign to represent her country at the Eurovision in Lisbon.

In order to gain more votes from the public, a poll has been launched for the public to weigh in on which song Tayanna should enter into the national selection.

Four songs have been shortlisted from Tayanna’s new mini album Trimaj mene (Hold me): KvitkaMliyu, Sila and Trimaj mene.

The online poll will run from 13 to 15 December 2017. Cast your vote!

About the 2018 Ukrainian national selection

The 2018 Ukrainian Eurovision national selection will consist of a total of 3 shows (2 semi-finals and grand final). All 3 shows will be aired simultaneously on STB and UA:PBC’s Channel 1.

  • 10/02: Semi-final 1
  • 17/02: Semi-final 2
  • 24/02: Grand Final

STB has released the details for the national selection. The submission period for artists to submit their entries in their quest to represent Ukraine at the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest opened on 10 October and will conclude on 15 January 2018.

Artists wishing to compete in the national selection can submit their entries and register here. You can find the rules and details for the 2018 Ukrainian national selection here.

A mixed jury/public televoting deliberation will determine the 2018 Ukrainian Eurovision entry and act.

Ukraine in Eurovision

Ukraine debuted in Eurovision in 2003 and has won the competition twice (2004 – Ruslana and 2016 – Jamala).

The country is amongst the most successful countries in the contest and has never missed a Eurovision Grand Final since its debut, with the exception of 2015 when the country Ukraine withdrew from the contest. Ukraine has achieved a total of 9 Top 10 placings in its 14 year history in the event.

In 2017, O.Torvald represented Ukraine on home soil with their entry Time, achieving a 24th place in the Grand Final.

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