Mika Newton won tonight's national final in Ukraine. She will represent her country at the Eurovision Song Contest with her song entitled Angels. Newton will perform in the second semi final to be held on May 12th.
Since October 31st 2010 till November 28th 2010, pre-recorded weekly heats have been aired by the country's national broadcaster (NTU) on 1TV. Twenty-four participants advanced to the semi-final stages of the competition. Three semi-finals were held during December 2010 and eventuallynineteen acts qualified for the big final to be held tonight. The winner was chosen by a combination of televoting (45%), jury's choice (45%) and internet voting (10%).
Ukraine picked up its Eurovision representative tonight. Although Jamala and Anastasyia Prikhodko were the main favourites to win the selection, Mika Newton won both the tele voting and jury's choice. Newton will represent Ukraine at the Eurovision Song Contest 2011 with her song Angels.
Our readers failed to predict the outcome of this year's Ukrainian national final. Jamala was seen as the winner with 28,9% of the total votes. Mika Newton ranked 4th in our poll scoring a less impressive 3,1%.