NTU, the Ukrainian national broadcaster has informed esctoday.com that Ukraine will most likely participate at the forthcoming Eurovision Song Contest in Denmark next year. An official confirmation is yet to be made by the Ukrainian broadcaster regarding their participation next year.
Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Norway, Albania, Iceland, Ireland, San Marino, Georgia , Switzerland , The Netherlands,Estonia, Malta and Belgium have all confirmed their participation at the forthcoming Eurovision Song Contest next year in Denmark. Whilst Belarus , Montenegro and Latvia has said they will most likely be in the competition next year.U
Ukraine debuted at the Eurovision Song Contest in 2003 and has the won the event once in 2004 with Ruslana‘s Wild Dances bringing the trophy to Ukrainian soil for the very first time. Kiev and NTU sucessfully hosted the 2005 Eurovision Song Contest.
Ukraine is one of the most successful countries in the contest, having qualified to the final every year since their debut and holds a good record in the competition (7 top 10 results out of their 11 contributions). The country placed 1st in 2oo4 with Ruslana, 2nd in 2007 with Verka Serduchka and in 2008 with Ani Lorak, 3rd in 2013 with Zlata Ognevich, 4th in 2011 with Mika Newton, 7th with Tina Karol in 2006 and 10th with Alyosha in 2010.
Zlata Ognevich represented Ukraine at the 2013 Eurovision Song Contest in Malmo with her entry Gravity, achieving an honourable 3rd place in the grand final.
Stay tuned to esctoday.com for the latest information on Ukraine and the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest.