While MARUV may have won Ukraine’s national final with her number “Siren Song”, she won’t be going to Eurovision. Broadcaster UA:PBC now has a vacancy that must be filled. So who should get that ticket to Tel Aviv and represent Ukraine at Eurovision 2019?

The obvious choice would be for the broadcaster to select another act from the grand final of Vidbir 2019. But who should they pick? Have a look at the five remaining acts and tell us who you think should be Ukraine’s act for Eurovision 2019. You can vote for as many acts as you like, but you can only vote once — so make it count!

Anna Maria – “My Road”

The sisterly duo did not make a good impression with the grand final jury, who ranked them last. The twins were also ranked second to last with the public televote, placing last overall.

Brunettes Shoot Blondes – “Houston”

The indie rock band got off to a good start, placing second in their semi-final. However they may have been upstaged by their tricked-out piano at the grand final, as they placed fourth overall.

Freedom Jazz – “Cupidon”

Freedom Jazz made an impact with the jaunty song, colourful staging — and because one of their singers was heavily pregnant. Freedom Jazz were the jury’s favourite and place second overall. As they are the runners-up, they could be seen as the obvious pick for Eurovision.

KAZKA – “Apart”

KAZKA was a fan favourite coming into the competition, however lacklustre live vocals diminished some of the support for “Apart”. Still, KAZKA placed second in the televote and third overall.

YUKO – “Galyna guliala”

The electronic folk duo YUKO was the third favourite act of the jury, but the least favourite of the public. They placed fifth overall.

Which Vidbir 2019 finalist should Ukraine send to Eurovision 2019?

What do you think? Which act would you like to see go to Tel Aviv? Or should Ukraine select its act from somewhere else? Share your suggestions in the comments section below!

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Aaron
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Aaron

Odzyskiwanie danych z dysku po upadku Warszawa

gandalf
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gandalf

Ukraine will not go to Eurovision. Say thanks to EBU, which was silent, and to the Ukrainian authorities.

Maxence
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Maxence

No one !

Lily
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Lily

NO KAZKA
Please anyone else, but not a Kazka

Marina
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Marina

No one of them.
Only Maruv!

sam
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sam

They should just go to hell, ukraine is not a civilized country as we all can see now… thanks god russia saved crimea from all that circus ;d

Jai
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Jai

Ukraine is not civilized but Russia is ? Ha! That’s funny, tell another one

Lost in diaspora
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Lost in diaspora

Don’t talk nonsense. If Russia did not invade Ukraine, Ukraine would not be control freaks over Eurovision.

It's me
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It's me

Or maybe should sing someone from other countries like Belarus for example.

ESC LOU
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ESC LOU

No one will replace my QUEEEEN MARUV …but I did like YUKO a lot however I know they probably won’t be going to Eurovision this year! 🙁

Jai
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Jai

Maruv!!!. I sympathize with Ukraine in their conflict with Russia, believe Crimea is Ukraine, and absolutely do not support Russia but Ukraine is acting ridiculous. Aside from the actual physical conflict, often just as important in international conflicts is the image a nation projects to the world . If you continue to act this way Ukraine its clear that you simply traded one form of authoritarianism for another.

Oleksandr Kryzhanovskyy
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Oleksandr Kryzhanovskyy

none

Héctor
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Héctor

If I had to choose I would pick Kazka, but the EBU should ban Ukraine alleging political propaganda.

pakco
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pakco

none

kamisama
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kamisama

where is the none button

Harut
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Harut

Even Kazka vocally was so weak but they could improve , this will be prope option otherwise first non qualification for Ukraine. I hate that jazz band

Hermès
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Hermès

Maruv or withdrawal.

oli
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oli

none

NickC
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NickC

I think they should withdraw. With such negative publicity, they will lose their 100 % qualification record. And no matter who they will choose, he/she/they will be overshadowed by Maruv- and the delegation will have so many awkward moments everytime they interact with fans and the press. By the way, I am Turkish with Crimean Tatar heritage, and I am a huge fan of my sis’ Jamala. I was moved beyond words when she won. And I am 100% with Ukraine with the Crimean issue, it is an invasion of a soverign state by an intruder. But this whole Maruv… Read more »

Hermès
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Hermès

I agree with you 100% !!

Lily
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Lily

But Jamala just ruin a vidbir with her political questions. Because she is a queen but anyone else is not. It’s doesn’t “matter” that Ja had concerts in Russia before (2015), but its MATTER that Maruv will have. This is so ridiculous.

Escfan
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Escfan

I mean I thought Kazka were great live in the final and I’d be happy seeing them in Tel Aviv but I’m reality all artists should decline and Ukraine should be disqualified

Lily
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Lily

I’m 100 % sure that Kazka will not have good live. Soo …. Better Ukraine will be disqualified

Daniel_2017
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Daniel_2017

NONE! What the broadcaster did is disgraceful

Briekimchi
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Briekimchi

Withdrawal.

Nick
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Nick

I mean no one is “getting” a ticket because the artist chosen will have to fund their own trip and expenses for the performance if the broadcaster has the same standards and presents the same contract to any other artist. The tag line is disingenuous. Anyways I don’t think this article should have been published in the first place. If anything Ukraine should just withdraw. I understood the situation with Julia (rules are rules) and I liked Jamala’s song in 2016. But the politics have gotten out of hand at this point and the EBU needs to step up and… Read more »

Mr. Vanilla Bean
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Mr. Vanilla Bean

This poll is so wrong. Nobody should be sent.

SPIRIT ANIMAL
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SPIRIT ANIMAL

TAYANNA PLS

It's me
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It's me

You’re right.

Lily
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Lily

Tayanna have not good song this year. If she took part in vidbir it will be the best choice after Maruv, BUT…. I think it’s not happened 🙁

Zoli
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Zoli

BSB the best choice or disq Ukraine.

ChrisD
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ChrisD

I would be very happy to see Ukrainian delegation in May under the fire of questions about Maruv.

Colin
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Colin

I’d be much happier not to see them in May at all, but this would be a great consolation prize too.

noone
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noone

Freedom Jazz already said they won’t go, I guess the other will refuse. Why not someone from semi finals? Tsesho with Hate would be ideal for Ukraine and what their TV wants to say. Or send Khayat. Maybe select Tayanna internally?

Lily
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Lily

Ukrainian singers and bloggers said that better that no one take part at Eurovision because they will have so many negative and contract is not good
Really you pay for all staff, but you cant say about political or something else, only with press in your contract. This is so disgusting

Catriona Colville
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Catriona Colville

Typical measured, adult responses below. Seriously guys, they’ve said they will send someone else, and it’s this group to select from. Ukraine don’t give a damn what any of us think.

Colin
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Colin

And THAT is the issue. They just don’t care about what anyone else thinks. They have no sense of respect or duty. If the winner dropped by any other circumstance (scheduling conflict, lack of interest, sickness, death, ect.), I’d gladly debate on who to pick next. I guess most of these songs are good, but that’s not the issue. This is a political ploy and a sabotage and it deserves to be dragged through the mud.

NickC
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NickC

Great response Colin!

Alkisit
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Alkisit

We can still say what we think, no? At least from where I am sitting and thank God for that.

Shanfa Chai
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Shanfa Chai

If they insist on sending another artist to Tel Aviv, I’m sure that every single video related to Ukraine in the official ESC channel will receive more dislikes than likes.

Tibor
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Tibor

I’d say the responses are as measured as their actions were.

Jan Greeve
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Jan Greeve

Vote Lazarev!

Alkisti
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Alkisti

Why should we? Do we know the song yet?

Lily
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Lily

Yes Lazarev is good singer.
If he wins, we’ll not have vidbir next year.
But in this situation better that we dont have vidbir because they don’t mean anything.

Icarus
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Icarus

No one

Max
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Max

Jamala! She should be blamed on the Eurovision stage for all the drama

ESCJudge
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ESCJudge

No, she shouldn’t.
It’s not Jamala who wrote that disgusting contract that was proposed to sign by Maruv.
Contract, not what Jamala asked during Vidbir is a reason why Maruv withdrawns.

Nick
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Nick

But she facilitated the political agenda of the broadcaster by asking political questions that really shouldn’t have been asked. No one should be asking those question, not at Vidbir, and not at a press conference in Tel Aviv.

ESCJudge
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ESCJudge

Ukrainians are proud nation and they want their representative to be fully supportive to the fact that Russia is an agressor and unlawfully took Crimea.

Nothing wrong in Jamala’s attempt to put Maruv in situation (of beeing asked the question) that she would be put in anyway!

Lily
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Lily

But Jamala before Eurovision have concerts in Russia. Is it fair that Jamala had concerts and NOONE said anything, but is Maruv want the same and this means such a DRAMA.

ESCJudge
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ESCJudge

Ukraine is officialy out of my interest this year.
Ukrainian television is so frivolous. Bad. Unprofessional.

MiskyDisky
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MiskyDisky

None.

I hope that all of the artists have the integrity and decency to say “NO”.

Tug
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Tug

No one. The artists that took part in the pre-selection sould all refuse to go.

Eduxtek .
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Eduxtek .

none

Magistr
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Magistr

Maruv cannot ignore all questions of russian propagandists, watch this video how russian propagandista ask their “questions” while you try to ignore them:
https://youtu.be/THVhD4gJb98

Solo
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Solo

Is Nadezhda Savchenko still in jail in Ukraine? She is in Ukrainian jail for speaking the truth in Ukraine, like many other Ukrainian people. There is a dictatorship in Ukraine.

Make Eurovision Sanremo Again
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Make Eurovision Sanremo Again

How’s the weather in Russia?

MARUV for Moldova
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MARUV for Moldova

Well done Ukraine
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Paul
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Paul

I’m sure MIHAI or Markus Riva would jump at the chance

Tajikistan
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Tajikistan

Also just remember that this is the same country that in 2010 picked an artist in the December, had a national final to pick his song and everything, but literally a couple of days before the deadline they decided to withdraw him, hold a new national final then disqualify the winning song of that national final too. So in conclusion, don’t be surprised by any of this

Catherine
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Catherine

Jon Ola Sand now you see what happens when you let you break the rules of the competition and allow political songs to participate, give them the victory. EBU must already learn to follow their own rules. 2013 – the admission number of Finland; 2014 – a victory based on a provocative image, and not on a song (this is with such a choice of great songs); 2015 – “non-political” song of Armenia (which I personally like very much); 2016 – “non-political” song of Jamala and low points for Lazarev, non-admission of Romania after the selection due to financial debts… Read more »

Amaan Storm
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Amaan Storm

2014 ‘provocative image’? A man in a dress? That is provocative to you?! You must learn to go out more so you can be offended by the real things that matter in life. In 2014, you fail to mention that the song was powerful, well written and performed absolutely beautifully. The staging was amazing and reflective of the song and the vocals were by far the best of the night. My father, like you, does not understand cross dressing or ‘drag’, but even he saw the talent and agreed that the right song won. Don’t let your own prejudices get… Read more »

Tibor
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Tibor

Sorry, but your examples are completely misplaced. If I take what you say at face value, half of the songs in the history of Eurovision should have been disqualified. Under your terms, why would you accept songs like Voltaj’s “De la capat”? Or Joëlle Ursull’s “White and black blues”. Or The hippie anthems from Nicole or Dina Garipova. If “Marry me” and “Rise like a phoenix” are political propaganda, then those are, too.
What EBU shouldn’t have accepted all these years is things like Armenia always giving the last place to Azerbaijan and vice versa.

Una
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Una

Agree with most of what Catherine said. To add: *Armenia having to choose not to participate in Baku 2012 (historical conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan and apparently lack of disposition by Baku to provide safety for the Armenian delegation). *Apparently to date Armenians and Azeri cannot vote for each other but someone correct me if I am wrong. *Azerbaijan artist showing the flag of NG (vs. Armenia) in 2016. About Romania 2016: it was well deserved even though cruel towards the artist. TVR had millions of euro to pay to EBU and banning their participation was the only way to… Read more »

Karolina
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Karolina

They will all refuse, I think. No one would participate after having known such conditions in the contract (if they’re true). It may be better for Ukraine to withdraw this year.

Tajikistan
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Tajikistan

I’m sure Belarus or Moldova would KILL for the chance to send a song as good as Siren Song, but I guess UA:PBC just really doesn’t want to win again, or the leadership is terribly incompetent, or a mixture of both. Anyway, technically all of artists in the final seem to have something that could break the contract (including BSB, their Brexit line could be controversial), therefore by the way things are going if they all refuse to sign the contract we’ll probably end up with TseSho with “Hate” being sent lol

vawie
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vawie

I hope that the new representative, chosen by UA:PBC, will reject to sign that contract too.

James
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James

Where is the option “none of them”?

Solo
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Solo

Israeli journalists need to ask why Stepan Bandera, who killed the Jews, is Ukraine’s greatest hero.

Make Eurovision Sanremo Again
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Make Eurovision Sanremo Again

“In surveys of Ukraine as a whole Bandera, along with Joseph Stalin and Mikhail Gorbachev, is considered among the three historical figures who produce the most negative attitudes.”

Tibor
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Tibor

What an inappropriate question.
Nobody who has a grain of dignity left in their body would accept such a poisoned offering.
And by the way, who would be desperate enough to sign such a contract? Or was that specially made for Maruv? In this case EBU should intervene.

Anita
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Anita

More does not have to be said!

Esc1234
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Esc1234

Hi Jamala welcome to Tel Aviv. So, I have some uncomfortable question for you. Who won the televote in 2016?

RandomEuroFan
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RandomEuroFan

“Russia, of course!”
*Insert triggered Jamala image*

Solo
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Solo

You will be able to ask why Jamala’s parents live in the Crimea, why they take Russian pension and benefits.

MARUV for Moldova
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MARUV for Moldova

How Jamala has fallen from grace.
“You can fool all the people some of the time, and some of the people all the time, but you cannot fool all the people all the time.”

Lily
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Lily

Jamala I have uncomfortable question for you too. What about concerts in Russia before Eurovision ?

esc stan
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esc stan

No one
EBU should disqualify them

Esc1234
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Esc1234

Send Jamala who performed in Russia in 2015. OH DAMN SHE WENT IN EUROVISION ONE YEAR LATER

Brooklyn
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Brooklyn

Ikr how hypocrite she could be even more!

Edward
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Edward

Did Jamala create that contract? No!

Mari
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Mari

If other artists want to protect their profession and have the slightest human empathy they will not participate. Politicians, stay away from art!

Somebody
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Somebody

Please add the option “NOBODY SHOULD GO THIS YEAR”
I don’t want to vote for anybody, I want everybody to reject the offer. Stupid UA:PBU!!!

Nikki
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Nikki

i don’t think Odysseus is free this year. Yeah, I do think too that most of people will probably be weary of go now, after the whole mess with MARUV and the fandom protests.