Twenty-four acts made it to Ukraine’s Eurovision 2017 selection, but following Semi-Final 3 on Saturday, only six remain.
During this semi, eight acts competed for the last two slots in next Saturday’s grand final. In a thrilling show filled with big voices and plenty of product placement (we’re still not driving a Kia or drinking Pepsi), they all had their eyes on the prize: singing in front of their home country at Eurovision 2017.
As ever the jury panel — Jamala, the reigning Eurovision champion, Andriy Danylko, the male incarnation of the drag star Verka Serduchka, and Konstantin Meladze, noted music producer — offered their advice and critique.
Their votes, coupled with the televote, resulted in O.Torvald — a heavily tattooed and pierced rocker — and Melovin — an edgy and avant-garde poplet — proceeding to the final next week.
Ukraine Semi Final 3 Winners
1. O.Torvald – Time (14 points)
2. Melovin – Wonder (13 points)
3. Kadnay – Freedom In My Mind (13 points)
4. Vivenne Mort – Iniy (12 points)
5. Green Grey – Future Is On (8 points)
6. Anastasia Prudius – Flow (6 points)
7. Vitaly Kozlovsky – I’m Your Light (3 points)
8. Payuschie Trusy- Singing Pants (3 points)
And there we have it: All six slots for the final have now been filled.
TAYANNA, Salto, Illaria, Rozhden, O.Tordvald and Melovin will battle it out in the final next weekend, all with the hope of winning on home soil — a feat that hasn’t been achieved since the Irish hat trick in 1994. It will be one hell of a final and we are watching it, so please stay tuned!