Eurovision 2017: ONUKA announced as interval act

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Yesterday the Ukrainian electronic band ONUKA announced a big summer tour across their country and also in Austria, Romania and Poland. According to their scheduled performances, the band is going to perform on 13 May as an interval act on home ground in the Eurovision Grand Final!

The band announced the official program of their summer tour on their official Facebook page:

Posted by ONUKA on Tuesday, April 18, 2017


The band was formed in 2013 by Ukrainian musicians Eugene Filatov and Nata Zhyzhchenko, the former vocalist of Tomato Jaws (Ukraine) and KOOQLA (Russia).

The band’s name means “granddaughter” in Ukrainian and they were named after Zhyzhchenko’s grandfather and renowned folk-instrument maker, Oleksandr Shlionchyk. The instrumentation of ONUKA band includes electronic drums, trombones, French horns and the Ukrainian folk instruments bandura and sopilka.

The band has 1 studio album, 2 EPs and 7 singles in their assets. Their debut album was released in 2014, named Onuka, and it became a best-selling record of the month in iTunes Ukraine. The band inspired their second EP, Vidlik after the Chernobyl disaster in 1986 and its impact in Ukraine even until today.

The current 4 members are Nata Zhyzhchenko, Daryna Sert, Mariya Sorokina and Yevhen Yovenko.

Here you can check the music video of their latest hit Vidlik:

The 62nd Eurovision Song Contest is taking place on 9, 11 and 13 May at the IEC in Kyiv, Ukraine.