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)

Eliminated Acts

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!

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Music is the key
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Music is the key

So happy the hard rockers made it! Great song! We need more rock in ESC. I hope they win!

Oxana
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Oxana

@Vanya

maybe no one voted for them. haven’t you already learned how “fair” our country in different kinds of votes? look at the Rada and whom do we have for a PM. have we voted for them? haha

Oxana
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Oxana

Kozlovskiy and Kadnay had the best perofmance and had to win this semi. I had my toilet break on O.Torvald and tried to stay intertained with Melovin song but it haven’t worked out well. How such forgettable songs with weak voices can win? They eliminated best acts to make sure someone from 1-2 semin will win. This is corruption as we always had in ESC selection. Otherwise I see no reason why Kozlovskiy with his gorgeous voice and sexy look (who is very popular in Ukraine and even opened New Year’s 2017 most famous show on 1+1 channel with cover… Read more »

Skimur
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Skimur

I feel disappointed 🙁 I liked Vivienne Mort and Anastasia Prudius most of all. Melovin – bad song+pale performance, OTorvald – good song, but vocal is far from ideal.

an esc fan
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an esc fan

Why are they called O. Torvald and why they have blood on the outfits?
It remembers me of Oswald who killed Kennedy.

Vanya
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I hate people living in my country, who woted for O.Torvald. They were my fifth, because of the very boring song and bad vocals. Vivien Mort and KADNAY were the best. Thank you, Ukraine, for not entering even top 10 in the final. I’m really disappointed. At least, Italy or France should win on the 13th of May.

Zebb
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Zebb

Kadnay was good live, way better than studio version. Impressed me more then O.torvald. Melovin could’ve been another good thing to root but his song isn’t filled enough with lyrics…

Nick
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Nick

Also in 2016, SUNSAY got more % of the televote in his semi final than Jamala did in hers, but in the final he came 3rd and she of course came first 🙂

Nick
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Nick

@ Kay-Lynn TAYANNA only got 30% of the televote because she was a massive fan favorite prior to the semi final, and because Semi Final 1 was the weakest of all the semi’s, their wasn’t anybody else to vote for. I’m pretty sure ILLARIA will end up coming out on top, the jury and public both like her better than TAYANNA.

Héctor
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Héctor

By the way… MELOVIN for the win!

Héctor
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Héctor

This morning I commented that I wanted a Anastasia Prudius and Melovin to qualify, but I liked O.Torvald too, so I’m really happy my favs have gone through. Especially after Kuznetsov being eliminated in Semi-2 🙁 Said that, I don’t think Europe would get behind O.Torvald. Anyway, keep rocking Eastern countries lml

Kay-lynn
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Kay-lynn

Tayanna for the win best song out of the bunch ! And I love her red coat ! She’s the only one to get more than 30% televote so I think she’s got I’d unless the juries mess it up for her ! She Has the most internationally sounding song

Nick
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Nick

ILLARIA HAS TO WIN!!!!!

Hermès
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Hermès

In case of a tie, the public vote is the one that counts. Therefore Melovin won the tie and went to the final

Aaran
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Can someone explain why Melovin went through and not Kadnay given that they had the same amount of points?

Nick
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Nick

VIVIENNE MORT NOT IN THE FINAL??? WHAT????

pinzdesign
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pinzdesign

Salto Nazad are still my favs after all the 3 semifinals

marco
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marco

they wlll on better place in final.

marco
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marco

With all 6 song in final, I predict Ukraine wili be finish like they finished first time they are host 20 place in final even with Tayanna , only if juries pushed Ukraine so hard like in 2012 and 2016.

sk888
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sk888

Rock band, we need any rock band! No more female solo omg!!! O.Torvald to win in Ukraine!!!

Vanya
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I hate people living in my country, who woted for O.Torvald. They were my fifth, because of the very boring song and shitty vocals. Vivien Mort and KADNAY were the best. Thank you, Ukraine, for not entering even top 10 in the final. I’m really disappointed. At least, Italy or France should win on the 13th of May.

AngieP
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AngieP

About tonight’s semi final, I have to say I liked O.Tordvald before the live performance. Now I like this song more.
Melovin also has a good song.

Generally, as for the finalists:
I love to see TAYANNA performing at ESC!
TAYANNA FTW!

Toni Esc
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Toni Esc

Ukraine go home you’re drunk. Come back in 2018. Kadnay and Vivienne Mort were awesome… 🙁

Juracius
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Juracius

Green Grey

In my opinion this is amazing

Anton
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Anton

Vivienne Mort :((

@Sal Me too

Vanessa
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Vanessa

Both of those are really good but I would kind of prefer MELOVIN! Just don’t send Tayanna pleaseee 🙁

meowmeow
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meowmeow

KADNAY was the best !!:(

Sal
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Sal

Gonna be rooting for Salto Nazad in the final

Stephen
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Stephen

Tayanna has to win

Senegal
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Senegal

Ukraine can’t win this year. O. Torvald was good tho