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Kiev 2017: Alma and Lucie Jones increase confidence on stage

Lucie Jones admits that she felt a bit stressed during her first rehearsal at the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest in Kiev. “I was still getting used to the stage, the camera’s. Trying to get it all right. Today I was able to relax more.”

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Lucie Jones: “At first I did not know Emmelie de Forest wrote my song”

Emmelie de Forest co-wrote the song for the United Kingdom at the Eurovision Song Contest 2017. When Lucie Jones first heard her song ‘Never give up on you’, she did not know that it was written by a former Eurovision winner.

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Eurovision 2017: Ruslana to perform new single in semi final 2

Ruslana is the interval act of the second semi final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2017 on the 11th May. The winner of 2004 has just announced this on her Facebook page. She will release her new single during the show.

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Eurovision 2017: “Ukraine gets ultimatum about Russia’s participation”

According to an interview in the Swiss paper Blick, the outgoing Director General of the European Broadcasting Union has given the authorities in Ukraine an ultimatum. They must find a solution to let Russia take part in the upcoming Eurovision Song Contest, or Ukraine might get excluded from the contest.

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United Kingdom: Revamped version of ‘Never Give Up On You’

The BBC has released a new revamped version of ‘Never Give Up On You’, the song that Lucie Jones will perform in Kiev for the United Kingdom. The song has had some slight adjustments, when compared to the first version.

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Ukraine: “The visual package is great, they have it all”

It has been a long time since the host nation won the Eurovision Song Contest for a back-to-back victory. And despite being enthusiastic about the song ‘Time’ for Ukraine, our Ukraine-expert Sadie Trent does not think a victory will happen in 2017.

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Ukraine: O.Torvald will represent the home nation at Eurovision 2017

O.Torvald will represent the home nation this year with their song Time. After 3 semi finals the winner was decided in the grand finale tonight (Saturday 25th February), by televotes and a jury.  

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Ukraine: Read back our Live blog for the National Final

After 3 semi final shows, it all comes down to this. The host nation will tonight select their participant for Eurovision on home soil. Last time on home soil, in 2005, GreenJolly represented Ukraine with the politically motivated song Razom Nas Bahato.

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Ukraine: O.Torvald and Melovin complete final field

On this busy Saturday night, Ukraine held their 3rd and final show to select their finalists. The top 2 qualifiers were O. Torvald and Melovin.

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Ukraine: Rozhden and Illaria qualify from semi final 2

Rozhden and Illaria are the next two qualifiers for the national final in Ukraine, in their search for someone to represent the home nation on home soil in May. They were voted as the best two acts out of the eight that took part in the second semi final on Saturday.

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