Tonight, Ukraine’s national selection kicks off with the first of three semi finals. Eight acts will be taking part but only two spots will be on offer in the grand final. Last night we launched a flash poll to see which acts were your favourite for tonight’s show. The results were overwhelming, with TAYANNA receiving 48% of the total votes cast with her song “I Love You”!
A total of 865 votes were cast in the poll. Of those, TAYANNA received 412, well over 300 votes clear of her nearest rival. We previously talked about whether “I Love You” could go on to win the national selection entirely. It’s an English language version of TAYANNA’s song “Osen”, composed by TAYANNA and produced by Ukrainian star, Mak Barkskih. Clearly, she is a big favourite with our readers too — will the votes tonight go her way as well?
Second place in the poll goes to Arsen Mirzoyan, with his French language track “Geraldine”. The song is an homage to Charlie Chaplin’s daughter, Geraldine. Whatever brings inspiration, y’all! Arsen received 101 votes, or 12% of the total cast.
Behind him in third place comes Laliko, with “Sugar Whisper”. She received 81 votes — just four more than fourth placed Roman Veremeychik & Lumiere. It’s clearly going to be a very tight race in the Ukraine tonight to see who goes through if the voting is as close as this!
Ukraine national selection — Semi Final One poll result
1. TAYANNA — “I Love You”: 47.63% (412 votes)
2. Arsen Mirzoyan — “Geraldine”: 11.68% (101 votes)
3. Laliko — “Sugar Whisper”: 9.36% (81 votes)
4. Roman Veremeychik & Lumiere — “Make It Real”: 8.9% (77 votes)
5. SKAI — “All My Love For You”: 8.44% (73 votes)
6. Monochromea — “Blue Bird”: 6.71% (58 votes)
7. MamaRika — “We Are One”: 4.05% (35 votes)
8. Salto Nazad — “O, mamo!”: 3.23% (28 votes)
Total votes cast: 865
Tonight’s semi final starts at 18.00 CET and should go on until 20.30 CET. Results will take place between 21.30-22.30 CET, handily timed for after Melodifestivalen. Ukraine are looking out for y’all as much as they can! You can watch the show live on their YouTube stream as well. Follow along on social media as well using #Vidbir2017.