Ukraine in the Eurovision Song Contest

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Ukraine
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Member station Natsionalna Telekompaniya Ukrainy (NTU)
Appearances
Appearances 11
First appearance 2003
Best result 1st: 2004
Worst result 19th: 2005
External links
NTU page
Ukraine's page at Eurovision.tv

Ukraine has participated in the Eurovision Song Contest eleven times, debuting in 2003 with a 14th place finish for the popular singer Oleksandr Ponomaryov. The country won in their second year of Eurovision being represented by the famous singer Ruslana at the 2004 contest, and finished in joint 19th place in the 2005 contest, for which the Ukrainian capital, Kiev, was the host. Ukraine, along with Romania, Azerbaijan, Russia and Greece have never missed a final since the introduction of the semi-finals in 2004. Ukraine has an average score of 143 points per contest, 233 if you include the semi-finals.

Contestants[edit]

Year Artist Language Title Final Points Semi Points
2003 Oleksandr Ponomaryov English "Hasta la Vista" 14 30
No Semi-Finals
2004 Ruslana English, Ukrainian "Wild Dances" 1 280 2[1] 256
2005 GreenJolly English, Ukrainian "Razom nas bahato"
(Разом нас багато)
19 30
Reigning Champion
2006 Tina Karol English "Show Me Your Love" 7 145 7 146
2007 Verka Serduchka Ukrainian, German, English, Russian "Dancing Lasha Tumbai" 2 235
Top 10 Previous Year
2008 Ani Lorak English "Shady Lady" 2 230 1 152
2009 Svetlana Loboda English "Be My Valentine! (Anti-Crisis Girl)" 12 76 6 80
2010 Alyosha English "Sweet People" 10 108 7 77
2011 Mika Newton English "Angel" 4 159 6 81
2012 Gaitana English "Be My Guest" 15a 65 8 64
2013 Zlata Ognevich English "Gravity" 3 214 3 140
2014 Mariya Yaremchuk English "Tick-Tock"
NOTES:
a. ^ In 2012, Cyprus and Ukraine were both awarded with 65 points each in the Final, however, as regulated by the "count-back" tie-breaker rule, Ukraine finished 15th overall and Cyprus 16th because Ukraine received points from more countries in the Final than Cyprus.
b. If a country had won the previous year, they did not have to compete in the semi-finals the following year. In addition, back in 2004-2007, the top ten countries who were not members of the big four did not have to compete in the semi finals the following year. If, for example, Germany and France placed inside the top ten with Spain and the United Kingdom finishing after 15th place, the countries who placed 11th and 12th were advanced to the following year's grand final along with the rest of the top ten countries.

Voting history[edit]

As of 2013, Ukraine's voting history is as follows:

12 Points[edit]

Table key

     Winner – Ukraine gave 12 points to a winning song / Ukraine won the contest in that year.
     Second place – Ukraine gave 12 points to a runner-up song / Ukraine was the runner-up in the contest in that year.
     Third place – Ukraine gave 12 points to a third place song / Ukraine came third in the contest that year.
     Qualified – Ukraine gave 12 points to a song that qualified to the Grand Finals / Ukraine qualified to the Grand Finals that year.
     Non-qualified – Ukraine gave 12 points to a song that did not qualify to the Grand Finals / Ukraine did not qualify for the Grand Finals that year.
Year Given Received
Final Semi Final Semi
2003  Russia No semi-finals None No semi-finals
2004  Serbia and Montenegro  Serbia and Montenegro  Estonia
 Israel
 Iceland
 Latvia
 Lithuania
 Poland
 Russia
 Turkey
 Belarus
 Estonia
 Lithuania
 Portugal
2005  Moldova  Moldova  Poland Did not Participate
2006  Russia  Russia  Portugal None
2007  Belarus  Belarus  Andorra
 Czech Republic
 Latvia
 Poland
 Portugal
Did not Participate
2008  Russia  Georgia  Portugal  Belarus
 Bulgaria
 Czech Republic
 Georgia
 Portugal
 Turkey
2009  Norway  Azerbaijan None None
2010  Azerbaijan  Azerbaijan None None
2011  Georgia  Slovakia  Armenia
 Azerbaijan
 Slovakia
 Belarus
2012  Azerbaijan  Belarus None  Belarus
2013  Belarus  Belarus  Armenia
 Azerbaijan
 Belarus
 Croatia
 Moldova
 Belarus
 Cyprus
 Italy
 Lithuania
 Moldova
 Montenegro
 Slovenia

Hostings[edit]

Year Location Venue Presenters
2005 Ukraine Kiev Palace of Sports Maria Efrosinina and Pavlo Shylko

Marcel Bezençon Awards[edit]

Press Award

Year Song Performer Final Result Points Host city
2007 "Dancing Lasha Tumbai" (Dancing Лаша Тумбай) Verka Serduchka 2nd 235 Helsinki

Artistic Award (Voted by previous winners)

Year Performer Song Final Result Points Host city
2004 Ruslana "Wild Dances" 1st 280 Istanbul
2008 Ani Lorak "Shady Lady" 2nd 230 Belgrade

Commentators and spokespersons[edit]

Year(s) Television commentator Dual Television commentator Radio commentator Spokesperson
2003 Pavlo Shylko[2] No Dual Television Commentator No broadcast Lyudmyla Hariv
2004 Rodion Pryntsevsky[3] Pavlo Shylko
2005 Yaroslav Chornenkyi[4][5] Galyna Babiy[6] Maria Orlova
2006 Pavlo Shylko No broadcast Igor Posypaiko
2007 Timur Miroshnychenko Kateryna Osadcha
2008 Marysya Horobets
2009
2010 Iryna Zhuravska
2011 Tetiana Terekhova Olena Zelinchenko Ruslana
2012 Oleksiy Matias
2013

Photogallery[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ France, Poland and Russia couldn't vote in the semi-final due to a technical error. Both Poland and Russia have awarded Ukraine 12 points in the final which means that if they would have been able to vote in the semi-final, Ukraine would have placed first with 280 points.
  2. ^ "DJ Паша: "У "Євробаченні" переможе темна конячка"". Vysokyi Zamok. Retrieved 23 May 2013. 
  3. ^ "Запитання "Телекритики": - Що, на вашу думку, потрібно для того, щоб українське ТБ на належному рівні організувало трансляцію "Євробачення-2005"?" (in Ukrainian). Telekritika. 25 May 2004. Retrieved 23 May 2013. 
  4. ^ Zahorodnyi, Oleksandr (20 May 2005). "10 обранців приєднаються до 14 уже відібраних учасників конкурсу Євробачення, фінальне змагання відбудеться завтра" (in Ukrainian). 1+1. Retrieved 24 May 2013. 
  5. ^ Bakhteev, Borys (24 May 2005). ""Євробаченню" – п'ятірка. Трансляції – трієчка" (in Ukrainian). Telekritika. Retrieved 24 May 2013. 
  6. ^ "Галина Бабій" (in Ukrainian). NRCU. Retrieved 24 May 2013. 

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