Ukraine: STB to broadcast Eurovision 2018; Serhiy Prytula to commentate

by Sanjay (Sergio) Jiandani 4,113 views

Ukrainian broadcaster STB has revealed today that it will be broadcasting all three Eurovision 2018 shows and that Serhiy Prytula will be the commentating live from Lisbon for the Ukrainian audience.

For the very first time two channels will be broadcasting the Eurovision Song Contest live in Ukraine: UA:PBC and STB.

STB has co-organized the Ukrainian national selections with national broadcaster UA:PBC since 2016. Serhiy Prytula, who has hosted the Ukrainian national selection thrice, has been apppointed to commentate all three Eurovision live shows from Lisbon on behalf of STB.

Ukraine in Eurovision

Ukraine debuted in Eurovision in 2003 and has won the competition on two ocassions, namely in 2004 with Ruslana and in 2016 with 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.

Ukriane has hosted the Eurovision Song Contest twice: 2005 and 2017.

Melovin was crowned the winner of the 2018 Ukrainian national final and will fly to Lisbon to defend the Ukrainian colours at the upcoming Eurovision edition in Portugal.

Ukraine will compete in the Second-Semi-final of the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest in Lisbon, Portugal on 10 May.

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