Ukrayina maye talant
|Україна має талант|
Ukrayina maye talant
|Presented by||Oksana Marchenko|
|Country of origin||Ukraine|
|Original language(s)||Ukrainian and Russian|
|No. of seasons||6|
|Producer(s)||Tana Onishchuk (2009–12)|
Stanislav Bevzenko (2010)
|Running time||200 minutes|
|Original release||April 3, 2009– present|
Ukrayina maye talant (Ukrainian: Україна має талант; English: Ukraine's Got Talent) is a Ukrainian reality television series on the STB television network, and part of the global British Got Talent series. It is a talent show that features singers, dancers, sketch artists, comedians, and other performers of all ages competing for the advertised top prize of 1,000,000 Ukrainian hryvnia. The show debuted in April 2009. The three judges Vladyslav Yama, Slava Frolova and Ihor Kondratiuk joined host Oksana Marchenko. Contestants Kseniya Simonova and Anastasia Sokolova were revealed by this show. The show is now in its sixth season with two new judges: Hector Jimenez-Bravo and Viacheslav Uzelkov.
Rules of the show
Participants may enter of any age and residence. Organizers of the show browse thousands of rooms to choose the best numbers that will fight for the title of the most talented person in Ukraine and 1 million prize in USD. Voting is determined by SMS. Viewers can send messages over the news release (in the semifinals), or in the finals during the week, and vote for the names of 10 finalists. Check count of votes are obtained and confirmed by the international auditing company Ernst & Young .
Season 1 (2009)
The first season of Ukraine's got talent began on April 2009 and ended shortly afterwards. The judges were Vladyslav Yama, Slava Frolova and Igor Kondratyuk, and it was broadcast on STB. The first season was won by artist Kseniya Simonova, for sand animation. Dmytro Khaladzhi, a world-record gymnast, refused to participate in the final duet in favor of Art Van, one of ten finalists of the season.
Season 2 (2010)
The second season began in 2010, and concluded with Olena Kovtun as the winner.
Season 3 (2011)
The third season began in 2011, and concluded with Vitaliy Luzkar as the winner.
Season 4 (2012)
The fourth season began in 2012, and concluded with a singer known as Aida Nikolaichuk.
Season 5 (2013)
The fifth season began in 2013, and concluded with a folk group "Lisapetnyi Batalyon" as the winner. Second runner up was Anastasia Sokolova, an athlete who perfected pole dancing routines.
Season 6 (2014)
The sixth season began March 7, 2014 with new judges: Hector Jimenez-Bravo and Viacheslav Uzelkov.
The first season of Ukraine's Got Talent garnered as many as 11 million viewers, most of whom were in the age group 13-49.
- Талант – на сцену [Talent - to the stage]. 28 January 2010. Retrieved 6 June 2012.
- Донецкий силач Дмитрий Халаджи отказался от миллиона гривен [Donetsk strongman Dmitry Khalaj renounced million hryvnia]. 16 June 2009. Retrieved 6 June 2012.
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