Semi-final two of Ukraine’s Vidbir 2020 selection for Eurovision takes place on Saturday 15 February. Eight acts will fight for three passes to the final.
While broadcasters STB and UA:PBC will again prepare the stage for them in Kyiv, we couldn’t resist asking who you think should win the second semi. A total of 2,851 votes were cast.
This week, there was a clear winner with our readers — Khayat.
Khayat is your favourite to win semi-final two of Ukraine’s Vidbir 2020
Vidbir returnee Khayat emerged on top with 30.88% of the vote, which amounts to 797 votes.
Khayat is the only returning act from Vidbir 2019. Shortly after his last national selection adventure, Khayat went on to The Voice of Ukraine. There he finished third as part of Tina Karol’s team. Since then, he’s become one of the country’s most popular folktronica artists. His music is a combination of pop elements with Slavic and Arab ethno sounds.
Will he make the final this year?
Tvorchi and Fo Sho are your other favourites
Your second favourite in this semi-final is Tvorchi, who received 573 votes or 22.20% of all votes cast.
Tvorchi is an electro duo from Ternopil. They are music producer Andriy Hutsulyak and singer-songwriter Jefferi Kenny, who met each other by accident. With two albums to their name, they are best known for 2019’s “Believe”. It’s reached almost one million views on YouTube, even though the budget for the video was only $100.
Sister act Fo Sho is your third favourite. They picked up 345 votes or 13.37% of all votes cast.
Fo Sho is made up of Betty, Siona and Miriam Endale, whose Ethiopian parents settled in Kharkov. Although the siblings did not immediately decide to pursue a career in music, they have always been a musical family. Fo Sho released their first single “Catchy” in 2019. Their entry at Vidbir 2020 is called “Blck Sqr”, after the famous Malevich painting of the same name.
Poll Results: Who should win semi-final one of Ukraine’s Vidbir 2020?
- Khayat – “Call For Love” 30.88% (797 votes)
- Tvorchi – “Bonfire” 22.20% (573 votes)
- Fo Sho – “Blck Sqr” 13.37% (345 votes)
- Moonzoo feat. F.M.F. Sure – “Maze” 11.97% (309 votes)
- Elina Ivashchenko – “Get Up” 9.22% (238 votes)
- GARNA – “Who We Are?” 6.51% (168 votes)
- Oleksandr Poriadynskyi – “Savior” 3.33% (86 votes)
- David Axelrod – “Horizon” 2.52% (65 votes)
Total Votes: 2,851
Are your favourites among the top three? Who do you want to see sail through to the final of Ukraine’s Vidbir 2020? Let us know in the comments below!
Picture credits: nadiia.goy; Дима Широкопояс (Dyma Shyrokopoias)