At Ukraine’s national selection for Eurovision 2014 Uli Rud sang about a flower and wore a lot of leather. Natalia Valevskaya wore lingerie and sang about love. Illaria wore an LED dress that screamed “Chernobyl” (You glow girl!) But in the end voters and a professional jury selected Maria Yaremchuk with her song “Tick-Tock”.

Maria captured 3,478 televotes, putting her well ahead of Victor Romanchenko, who only earned 1,170. Call it a landslide people.

Maria’s performance proves that black is back. She brandished a whip, wore a lot of leather, and played Dominatrix for her submissive dancers. Her lyrics don’t always make sense—You know When you talk, talk, talk You make me glow—but it’s all good fun.

What do you think of her performance?

Televoting Results

 

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Sara
Sara
7 years ago

I really like this girl. I will vote for her.

Petros
Petros
7 years ago

Wow! This is a very good result! Good luck Maria!

Alex
Alex
7 years ago

Ukraine has some dodgy national final versions of its entries, but this girl definitely has a good voice, the instrumental is very well done, and the melody is catchy. (Regarding the lyrics – I enjoy the unintentionally amusing cheesiness, haha.) As of now I’m predicting a Top 10 placing for this one in Eurovision, and it will probably deserve to be there once the final version of this song comes out. Not bad for the first song pick from this Eurovision season. One note: “We belong to each other like a sister to a brother” – they might want to… Read more »

Arianna
7 years ago

poop at the moment.

Raul
Raul
7 years ago

By far Lissa Wasabi was the bjork inspired

Gavin
Gavin
7 years ago

OH! 🙁

Charles
Charles
7 years ago

@Alex: “we all know what everybody thought about ‘Gravity’” Do we? How do you know that? And was did everybody think it was? A dull lame ballad? And what does everybody think of this “Tick Tock”? An outstanding masterpiece? Just wondering …

Samo
Samo
7 years ago

I wonder what Ke$ha would think of the Ukrainian tik tok?

Zolan
Zolan
7 years ago

Good point Padraig; 10,210 SMS votes is absurd even for a midday show. Now I’m wondering which segments of the populace were watching and which had other places to be.

Anyway, I don’t think it’s a bad choice, but she needs to either bring all vocals up to the same level, or be more physical on stage, or both.

Padraig Muldoon
Admin
7 years ago

What I don’t get is how the voting figures are so low – the country has 44 million people!!!

Alex
Alex
7 years ago

Let’s think about it. It’s kind of catchy and it definetely has potential to turn into something great on the ESC stage. After all, we all know what everybody thought about ‘Gravity’ last year. But then it became a Top 3 song. So..let’s wait and see what happens.

Charles
Charles
7 years ago

Dull, lame and boring! Ukraine at its best at being bad! And its a shame after the classy Gravity it falls flat to choose this! But this is Ukraine: 2 things tend to happen! 1) Public controversy to choose another entry like it happened in the past 2) It goes to the final because … Russia, Belarus, Georgia, Azerbaijan, etc you know the usual gang will vote for it .. unless a miracle happens and I’d love to see that miracle happen: Ukraine excluded from a final. I’d be over the moon! 🙂

Paige
Paige
7 years ago

Very few people liked Gravity when it came out, but it went through some changes and became a Top 3 song. Tick Tock will probably have the same thing happen as well. It’s going to change and then it will bring a high placing for Ukraine once again. I’m almost certain that this will not be the final version. Still, I like it and think it’s very catchy!

Spirous
Spirous
7 years ago

Nothing special. So dissapointed from Ukraine! (They must have to find a way to declare this one plagiarism ore something and declare Victoria the winner! ) This song has no potential, it may not even get through the semi finals. Victoria’s song is amazing, it has potential of winning!

JoyceS
JoyceS
7 years ago

No, i don’t like this at all!

D
D
7 years ago

I’m disappointed, there were WAY better songs such as “Let Go” and “Love Is Lord” but at least they didn’t pick “Courageous”. With some reworking this might get better, but it won’t place anywhere near “Gravity” did. Ukraine was always my favourite of the ex-Soviets (and no I don’t consider the Baltics “ex-Soviets”) so I’m not very happy about this.

beccaboo1212
7 years ago

Not the best, but.. I dunno. I really wanted “Love is Lord” to win.

Evridiki
Evridiki
7 years ago

disappointed.
Three things I want you to know:
Ukraine sends a beautiful singer, AGAIN
She can sing
&
NEVER underestimate Ukraine at ESC, this girl will make great show 😉 🙂

Rogesc
Rogesc
7 years ago

Where is Zlata when we need her! God this tick tock song sucks

Evridiki
Evridiki
7 years ago

Well, it isn’t the best Ukranian entry… But I can say I like it, I am not

wolfboy
wolfboy
7 years ago

I’m disappointed by this!

Mario
Mario
7 years ago

Wow,I don’t know what to say. The song is okay,but lacks of originality,staging is attractive and Maria is so beautiful (somehow reminds me of Rihanna with longer hair). Bad thing is that she’s representing Ukraine after Zlata and her Gravity which will probably led to some negative comparisons by Eurovision fans.