Ukraine in the Eurovision Song Contest
|Member station||Natsionalna Telekompaniya Ukrainy (NTU)|
|Best result||1st: 2004|
|Worst result||19th: 2005|
|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.
|2003||Oleksandr Ponomaryov||English||"Hasta la Vista"||14||30||
|2004||Ruslana||English, Ukrainian||"Wild Dances"||1||280||2||256|
|2005||GreenJolly||English, Ukrainian||"Razom nas bahato"
(Разом нас багато)
|2006||Tina Karol||English||"Show Me Your Love"||7||145||7||146|
|2007||Verka Serduchka||Ukrainian, German, English, Russian||"Dancing Lasha Tumbai"||2||235||
|2008||Ani Lorak||English||"Shady Lady"||2||230||1||152|
|2009||Svetlana Loboda||English||"Be My Valentine! (Anti-Crisis Girl)"||12||76||6||80|
|2012||Gaitana||English||"Be My Guest"||15a||65||8||64|
- 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.
As of 2013, Ukraine's voting history is as follows:
- 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.
|2003||Russia||No semi-finals||None||No semi-finals|
|2004||Serbia and Montenegro||Serbia and Montenegro|| Estonia
|2005||Moldova||Moldova||Poland||Did not Participate|
|Did not Participate|
|2005||Kiev||Palace of Sports||Maria Efrosinina and Pavlo Shylko|
Marcel Bezençon Awards
|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|
|2008||Ani Lorak||"Shady Lady"||2nd||230||Belgrade|
Commentators and spokespersons
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|Year(s)||Television commentator||Dual Television commentator||Radio commentator||Spokesperson|
|2003||Pavlo Shylko||No Dual Television Commentator||No broadcast||Lyudmyla Hariv|
|2004||Rodion Pryntsevsky||Pavlo Shylko|
|2005||Yaroslav Chornenkyi||Galyna Babiy||Maria Orlova|
|2006||Pavlo Shylko||No broadcast||Igor Posypaiko|
|2007||Timur Miroshnychenko||Kateryna Osadcha|
|2011||Tetiana Terekhova||Olena Zelinchenko||Ruslana|
- Ukraine in the Eurovision Dance Contest
- Ukraine in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest
- Ukraine in the Türkvizyon Song Contest
- 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.
- "DJ Паша: "У "Євробаченні" переможе темна конячка"". Vysokyi Zamok. Retrieved 23 May 2013.
- "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.
- 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.
- Bakhteev, Borys (24 May 2005). ""Євробаченню" – п'ятірка. Трансляції – трієчка" (in Ukrainian). Telekritika. Retrieved 24 May 2013.
- "Галина Бабій" (in Ukrainian). NRCU. Retrieved 24 May 2013.
- Points to and from Ukraine eurovisioncovers.co.uk
- Ukraine in the Eurovision Song Contest - 2010 eurovision-ukraine.com