From 24 semi-finalists, six finalists have been selected to compete at Ukraine’s national final for Eurovision 2017. But only one act can win the honour of representing their country on home turf in May.

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 finalists. We’re ready to pick our favourite for Ukraine!

Our jury for this edition consists of 16 jurors who come from Australia, Czech Republic, Iceland, Morocco, New Zealand, Russia, Turkey, Spain, Ukraine, United Kingdom and United States. 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 week. You can read the completed reviews by clicking on the song title.

Ukraine national final 2017: reviews and rankings

  1. Tayanna – “I Love You” (8.39)
  2. Melovin – “Wonder” (6.54)
  3. O.Torvald – “Time” (6.07)
  4. Illaria – “Thank You for My Way” (5.46)
  5. Rozhden – “Saturn” (5.36)
  6. Salto Nazad – “O, mamo!” (3.75)

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@Robyn Gallagher
Only 2 songs out of 24 were not released before the semis.

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Robyn Gallagher

Skimur: If a country releases good versions of all songs before the national final begins, we’ll review them all. But in the case of Ukraine (and countries like Lithuania, Slovenia, etc), all the songs weren’t available prior to broadcast so instead we’re reviewing them after they appeared in the semi-finals.

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Skimur

Why such little attention to the Ukrainian national selection? Even in a much weaker Moldovan selection all the candidates were rated, but the host country of Eurovision had only a couple of articles.