Ukraine in the Eurovision Song Contest 2012

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Eurovision Song Contest 2012
Country Ukraine
National selection
Selection processEvrobachennya 2012 - Natsionalyni vidbir
Selection date(s)18 February 2012
Selected entrantGaitana
Selected song"Be My Guest"
Finals performance
Semi-final resultQualified (8th, 64 points)
Final result15th, 65 points
Ukraine in the Eurovision Song Contest
◄2011 2012 2013►

Ukraine participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 2012 in Baku, Azerbaijan. The Ukrainian entry was selected through a national final, organised by the Ukrainian broadcaster NTU. Gaitana represented Ukraine with the song "Be My Guest", which qualified from the second semi-final and went on to place 15th in the final, scoring 65 points.[1][2]

Before Eurovision[edit]

Evrobachennya 2012 - Natsionalyni vidbir[edit]

On 23 August 2011, NTU confirmed its participation in the Eurovision Song Contest 2012.[3] A total of 20 were planned to compete in a national final: nineteen candidates were to be selected by a jury and one candidate would be given a wildcard from Inter Channel's show Number 1.[4]

Competing entries[edit]

On 25 November 2011, NTU announced more details about the national selection. Singers were able to send their entries to NTU from 25 November 2011 until 25 December 2011. On 25 January 2012, artists were required to attend an audition in front of a selection panel, which was composed of Vlad Bahinskyj (musical producer at NTU), Volodymyr Kozlov (RU Music television channel director), Victoria Romanova (international relations department at NTU) and Ivo Bobul (singer).[5] The jury ultimately selected 20 candidates to compete in the national selection, which were joined by Inter Channel wildcard Nerealnye (The Incredibles). An additional wildcard from the non-qualifying entries was awarded through internet voting on the say.tv platform, being Max Barskih with the song "Dance".[5][6]

On 11 February 2012, the draw for running order was completed on the late night program Shuster Live.[7]

On 16 February 2012, singer Matias and the song "I Will Fight To The End" were withdrawn from the competition due to a conflict of interest with the singer's manager, Vlad Bahinskyj, being a part of the selection panel during the auditions.[8]

Final[edit]

Evrobachennya 2012 took place on 18 February 2012 at NTU Studios in Kiev, hosted by Timur Myroshnychenko and Tetyana Terekhova. 21 songs ultimately competed with a jury (50%) and SMS (50%) vote deciding the winner.[2] Each member of the jury panel rated each entry from 1-10. After summing the jury totals, the entry that received the most points was awarded 21 points, while the entry that received the least would be awarded 1 point. Ties were broken by awarding the song that received more higher ratings from the jury members. The public votes were awarded from 1 point to 21 points based on the amount of SMS votes each entry received.

After the combination of jury votes and SMS voting, Gaitana was the winner with the song "Be My Guest".[2]

The jury panel consisted of Walid Arfush, Alyona Mozgova, Rudolf Kirnos, Mariya Manyuk, Yurij Rybchunskyj, Egor Benkendorf and Semen Gorov.[2]

Draw Artist Song Jury Televote Total Place
Votes Points Votes Points
1 Olga Shanis "Dream" 37 10 136 6 16 17
2 Vitaliy Galay "I Want To Love" 28 3 77 4 7 20
3 Max Barskih "Dance" 47 20 996 18 38 2
4 Olya Polyakova "Lepestok" 42 15 215 8 23 8
5 Eduard Romanyuta "I'll Never Let Go" 36 9 2,749 19 28 5
6 Legkiy Flirt "MegaMix" 29 4 62 1 5 21
7 Igor Tatarenko "You're My Life" 35 8 337 14 22 10
8 Mihailo Gritskan "Ya tak iskal tebya" 22 1 493 16 17 16
9 Masha Sazonova & Tikhon Levchenko "I Close To You" 43 16 271 11 27 6
10 Marta "My Heart Is Sorrowing" 34 7 278 12 19 11
11 Gaitana "Be My Guest" 70 21 3,539 20 41 1
12 Oksana Nesterenko "Mondo Blu" 45 18 848 17 35 3
13 Rapira "Get Over" 27 2 266 10 12 19
14 Andrey Bogomolets "Are You Waiting For Me" 44 17 71 2 19 11
15 BONDarchuk "I Don't Know Why" 40 13 112 5 18 14
16 Renata Shtifel "Love In Sunlight Rays" 33 6 5,114 21 27 6
17 Treeorange "New day" 33 5 308 13 18 14
18 Nerealnye (The Incredibles) "Just A Dream" 46 19 491 15 34 4
19 Ulyana Rudakova "Ty ne odin" 41 14 235 9 23 8
20 Marietta "Rainbow" 39 12 155 7 19 11
21 Lena Voloshina "Let It Out" 38 11 72 3 14 18

At Eurovision[edit]

Ukraine competed in the second half of the second semi-final (7th on stage), on 24 May 2012, following Portugal and preceding the Bulgaria. Gaitana received 64 points and placed 8th, thus qualifying for the final on 26 May.[9]

In the final, Ukraine was drawn to perform 25th, after Serbia and preceding Moldova. The Ukrainian entry scored a total of 65 points and placed 15th in the final.[1]

Split results[edit]

  • In the Semi-final Ukraine came 8th with 64 points: the public awarded Ukraine 17th place with 24 points and the jury awarded 3rd place with 109 points.[10]
  • In the Final Ukraine came 15th with 65 points: the public awarded Ukraine 20th place with 37 points and the jury awarded 7th place with 125 points.[10]

Points awarded to Ukraine[edit]

Points awarded to Ukraine (semi-final 2)[9]
12 points 10 points 8 points 7 points 6 points
5 points 4 points 3 points 2 points 1 point
Points awarded to Ukraine (final)[1]
12 points 10 points 8 points 7 points 6 points
5 points 4 points 3 points 2 points 1 point

Points awarded by Ukraine[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Eurovision Song Contest 2012 Grand Final". Eurovision.tv.
  2. ^ a b c d Omelyanchuk, Olena (18 February 2012). "Ukraine: Gaitana is the Ukrainian guest in Baku". Eurovision.tv.
  3. ^ Busa, Alexandru (23 August 2011). "Ukraine: Kyiv plans Eurovision 2012 participation". Esctoday.com. Archived from the original on May 12, 2012. Retrieved 25 November 2011.
  4. ^ Jiandani, Sanjay (25 November 2011). "Ukraine: National final on February 10th". Esctoday.com. Archived from the original on February 29, 2012. Retrieved 25 November 2011.
  5. ^ a b Omelyanchuk, Olena (26 January 2012). "Ukraine: 22 candidates in the national final". Eurovision.tv.
  6. ^ Omelyanchuk, Olena (15 February 2012). "Ukraine: Max Barskih as the 22nd contestant". Eurovision.tv.
  7. ^ Omelyanchuk, Olena (11 February 2012). "Ukraine: running order in the national final". Eurovision.tv.
  8. ^ Omelyanchuk, Olena (16 February 2012). "Matias withdrawn from the Ukrainian national selection". Eurovision.tv.
  9. ^ a b c "Eurovision Song Contest Semi-Final (2)". Eurovision.tv.
  10. ^ a b Siim, Jarmo (18 June 2012). "Eurovision 2012 split jury-televote results revealed". Eurovision.tv.

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