Ukraine: Gaitana to Baku

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Ukraine has just decided for its representative in the Eurovision Song Contest 2012. Gaitana with the song Be My Guest will represent Ukraine in Baku. You can listen to the entry below;

  • Gaitana – Be My Guest

Gaitana Essami is a Ukrainian singer and songwriter, the only Afro-Ukrainian celebrity in the country. Her music combines elements of jazz, funk, soul, and folk music. Gaitana was born in Kiev but subsequently moved to the Congo where her father, Klaver Essami, was born. She lived there for five years. Afterward, Gaitana moved back to Ukraine with her mother, but her father stayed in Brazzaville where he holds a transportation business.

The line up and results of the national final was the following;

01. Shanis — Dream (16 points)
02. Vitalij Halaj — I Want To Love (7 points)
03. Max Barskih — Dance (38 points)
04. Olya Polyakova — Lepestok (23 points)
05. Eduard Romanyuta — I’ll Never Let Go (28 points)
06. Band Legkyj Flirt — MegaMix (5 points)
07. Igor Tatarenko — You’re My Life (22 points)
08. Myhajlo Hrytskan — Ya Tak Iskal Tebya (17 points)
09. Masha Shazonova & Tyhon Levchenko — I Close To You (27 points)
10. Marta — My Heart Is Sorrowing (19 points)
11. Gaitana — Be My Guest (41 points)
12. Oksana Nesterenko — Mondo Blu (35 points)
13. RAPIRA — Get Over (21 points)
14. Andrij Bohomolets — Are You Waiting For Me (19 points)
15. BONDarchuk — I Don’t Know Why (18 points)
16. Renata — Love In Sunlight Rays (27 points)
17. Treeorange — New Day (18 points)
18. NEREALNYE (The Incredibles) — Just A Dream (34 points)
19. Ulyana Rudakova — Ty Ne Odyn (23 points)
20. Marietta — Rainbow (19 points)
21. Lena Voloshyna — Let It Out (14 points)