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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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LIVE 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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Australia: “BBC could learn a thing or two from SBS”

British broadcaster BBC could learn from how SBS Australia is doing Eurovision. ESC Daily’s Chief Editor Steef van Gorkum says this in a reaction to the mockery during “Eurovision: You Decide”.

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Ukraine: “They want to show themselves in a positive pro-European way”

Besides all the struggles Ukraine is having in organizing the Eurovision Song Contest thus far, it looks like broadcaster NTU wants to take the trophy again in Kiev in May. Our Ukraine-expert Sadie Trent says that in our podcast Scout Around: “I think Ukraine will want to win again.”

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Ukraine: Look back on our liveblog for Semi Final 1

This Saturday (4th February), the host nation for the 2017 contest, Ukraine will start their search. Who will represent Ukraine at the Eurovision Song Contest 2017 on home ground? It is time for The Ukrainian Selection 2017!

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