She’s the two-time Vidbir runner-up who seemed ready to give Eurovision another shot in 2019. But now Ukraine diva TAYANNA has shocked fans today by suddenly announcing her withdrawal from the Ukraine’s Eurovision National Selection.

TAYANNA broke the news with an Instagram post, where she explained her the reasons behind her decision:

“Friends, greetings! I have an important message for you. Yesterday evening I made a very difficult but conscious decision. I will no longer participate in the National Eurovision Song Contest. I believe that it will be better for everyone. I hope you treat it with respect and appreciation.

“Sometimes the universe does not give you something, not because you do not deserve it, but because you deserve something else. To confirm this, I feel that right now I have to make this choice.

“I’m sure there will be artists who did not make the list of participants, but who need a ticket to Israel more than me.

“And over time, I realised that the main competition in the life of a creative person is a competition with myself. It is possible to win a victory in it only under one condition — to be sincere and to have the power to make difficult decisions.

“I respect and love our whole team that believes in me and all this time did everything to achieve this ambitious goal. But I say no. Enough.

“At the moment, I’m immersed in what really captures me — recording a new album and preparing for a solo concert.

“I am grateful to all for support all this time. This is very important to me and it inspires me.”

“My music will hold everyone!

“Your Tayanna”

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TAYANNA had been among the 16 acts competing who were named earlier this month. TAYANNA was expected to be a strong contender in the Ukraine national final, with many expecting that 2019 would finally be her year.

The Ukraine diva made her first appearance at Vidbir 2017, where she entered with the song “I Love You”. The song won its semi-final and TAYANNA went on to equal O.Torvald’s grand final score of 10 points. However, the televote favoured rockers won the tie-break, making TAYANNA the runner-up.

She returned last year for another attempt, this time with “Lelya”. Again, she made it to the final, but had tough competition in form of the porcelain vampire MÉLOVIN. While TAYANNA was  the jury’s favourite, MÉLOVIN had huge fan support and not only won the televote but the whole competition.

While broadcaster and Vidbir organiser STB has reported on TAYANNA’s withdrawal from the 2019 edition, they have not yet said who, if anyone, will replace her in the national selection.

What do you think? Are you sad that TAYANNA has withdrawn? Who should represent Ukraine in Tel Aviv? Tell us your thoughts below!

 

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She needs a break from this pressure of becoming an international artist. And if she misses out again this year and ends up in a lower ranking then her career in Ukraine might stall. All the best to her future and maybe one day she can comeback like Jamala & maybe win Eurovision Too!

Roy Moreno
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Roy Moreno

I really wanted her to finally win 🙁
Hope to see her in the future! But for now, we shall focus on finding another great entry for Ukraine (which won’t be hard, it’s Ukraine after all)

Kris
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Kris

Most recent young sensation Kayatt could steal the ticket to Tel Aviv from others, people just gone crazy about him lmao!
He was literally No Name just few days ago , how come?

Erika
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Erika

https://youtu.be/YlX0MQC902A
Khayat the best! ?

Jo.
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Jo.

UnMarkusRivased.

BlackKava
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BlackKava

No single year without drama on Vidbir! Lol
Im all for Andrew Kayatt and Kazka to win this year, bring it on Ukraine: p

Skiwalko
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Skiwalko

That’s a shame, even though she wasn’t my favourite, she was always bringing quality acts. But I’m sure Vidbir is gonna be great anyway.

James
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James

According to a fan page on Facebook, a replacement have been announced moments ago. 🙂

Thunder and lighting it is getting exciting
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Another drama queen appeared after mihai

James
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James

How so? Her reasons for leaving didn’t include attacking the show, which on the other hand, Mihai has.

Alex M
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Alex M

When she was “fan favorite” exactly?

Vladimir P.
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Vladimir P.

She was a fan favorite both previous national selections in Ukraine. I was hoping she would win both times, but the Ukrainian public didn’t agree with me.

Bahog Bilal Hassani
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Bahog Bilal Hassani

MARUV will replace Tayanna according to them

heyhey
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heyhey

oh Danilko what have you done!

Fatima
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Fatima

Danylko has nothing to do with this, dont say silly things!

MikolasFan
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MikolasFan

well, it would be interesting to watch her again, but it’s her choice,so…
but i’m in love with a new star of Vidvir Andrew Khayatt, he is simply stunning, i want him win, magical voice and he is so cute:))

Anna
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Anna

I’m sure she would end up 2nd or 3rd anyway and she probably knew that too.

Briekimchi
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Briekimchi

Shame but I’m hoping BSB have a great song and punch their ticket!

Alexx
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Alexx

MARUV replaced Tayanna

Fatima
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Fatima

She wouldn’t win anyway, i think she knew it, she can thanked her jerk manager. .. i feel sorry for her actually

Daniel
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Daniel

She lives in some dream world. She is just a full of herself. Ukraine doesn’t deserve this kind of act. Disappointed.

Kdkskbe
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Kdkskbe

I‘m like actually crying

LAUDFan
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LAUDFan

Guys, she never been fan favorite, mostly jury favorite… her producer has a very big mouth and few days ago he (again) said a lot of bad things about Danylko,Melovin and others participants of Vidbir, how Tayanna is the best and others are trash… people dont like her much for years…

For now we have a real fan favorites participants: Andrew Khayatt, Laud and Kazka, one if them will win i think

joff
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joff

Please, Vilna replace Tayanna!

Nikko
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Nikko

Noooooo!!!