Ukraine competed in the second semi-final on the 22 May 2008, in the Eurovision Song Contest 2008 and won a place in the final. The country chose their singer by choosing an internal selection. Therefore, they selected the young and talented singer Ani Lorak to be their representative for Eurovision. It is the second attempt to her to be a candidate to represent Ukraine in the Eurovision Song Contest. The first time she came in 2nd when the group Greenjolly defeated her, when Ukraine was the host country for the Eurovision Song Contest 2005. In Eurovision 2008, Ukraine came in 2nd, being defeated by Russia.
On February 23, 2008 Ani performed six songs during a live concert in the studio of NTU. The winning song, "Shady Lady", was chosen by the majority of a professional jury and 4 thousand televoters. "Shady Lady" was her personal favorite.