Ukraine is back at Eurovision 2016 and they’re selection their song for Stockholm with a national final. Six acts will compete at the national final, but there will be only one winner. To help you make an informed decision on who to pay attention to, the Wiwi Jury – our in-house panel of music unprofessionals – will preview and review each of this year’s acts. We’re ready to pick our favourites for Ukraine!

Our jury for this edition consists of 11 jurors who hail from the Czech Republic, the UK, Australia, Spain, New Zealand, Morocco, Austria and the United States. We are truly international, y’all. Each juror assesses each song independently, and awards each song a score from 0 to 10. Before calculating the Wiwi Jury verdict, we drop the highest and lowest scores to reduce potential bias and outliers.

We’ll be unrolling these one by one over the coming days. You can read the completed reviews by clicking on the song title.

Ukraine 2016 reviews and rankings

  1. Jamala “1944” (8.33)
  2. The Hardkiss “Helpless” (8.17)
  3. NuAngels “Higher” (7.5)
  4. SunSay “Love Manifest” (5.89)
  5. Pur:Pur “We Do Change” (4.83)
  6. Brunettes Shoot Blondes “Every Monday” (4.11)