Ukraine: Maria Yaremchuk to Copenhagen!

by Sanjay (Sergio) Jiandani 2,674 views

The 2014 Ukranian national final was held today, Saturday 21 December, in Kiev. Maria Yaremchuk won the competition and will represent Ukraine at the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest in Copenhagen with the song Tick-tock. 

The very first national final for the 2014 Eurovision season was held today in Kiev, Ukraine, where a total of 20 acts battled for the golden ticket to Copenhagen. Maria Yaremchuk won the final and will fly the Ukrainian flag in Copenhagen with Tick-tock.

The song

The poll

Ukraine debuted at the Eurovision Song Contest in 2003 and has 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 Eurovision Song Contest in 2005.

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.

Stay tuned for more information on Ukraine and the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest.