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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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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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Ukraine: AGHIAZMA speaks about voting controversy and new song

AGHIAZMA were embroiled in controversy when they were one of two acts disqualified from the online wildcard selection in Ukraine. In this interview with ESC Daily, they give their version of events. They also tell us about their new song, Synthetic Sun.

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Ukraine: The HardKiss and Viktoriya Petryk not in 2017 National Selection

NTU, the host broadcaster for the 2017 contest, announced the semi finalists for their national final. Some famous names were missing, including last years runners up The HardKiss, finalists Nu:Angels and former Junior Eurovision participant Viktoriya Petryk.

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Eurovision 2017: Head of NTU Zurab Alasania resigns

The head of state broadcaster NTU in Ukraine has resigned from his position as general director. Zurab Alasania has decided to step down because the broadcaster is not compensated by its government for the costs of hosting Eurovision.

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