It’s the selection that ended with an almighty BANG! in 2019. This time round, the Ukrainian broadcasters will be hoping for a less dramatic conclusion to Vidbir 2020. Ahead of the finale, the running order draw has been made — Krutь will open while Tvorchi will close.
Elsewhere, split results show that Elina Ivashchenko came painfully close to reaching the final of the country’s Eurovision selection.
Vidbir 2020 final running order
STB and UA:PBC arranged the running order for the final of Vidbir 2020 shortly after the second semi-final. In it, we see that semi-final one winner Krutь will open the show and electronic duo Tvorchi will close.
- Krutь with “99”
- Jerry Heil with “Vegan”
- Go_A with “Solovey”
- David Axelrod with “Horizon”
- Khayat with “Call for Love”
- Tvorchi with “Bonfire”
Vidbir 2020 semi-final two split results
Elina Ivashchenko almost qualified
However, the split results show that both the public and jury had a hard time deciding their favourites. In a new episode of web series SLUH, Vidbir 2020 jury members Andriy Danylko and Vitaliy Drozdov again discussed the results.
After the show, Vidbir broadcaster STB revealed the exact percentages each contestant received from the voting. While Tvorchi were clear winners with 22.03% of votes cast and Khayat followed strongly with 17.87%. The other contestants’ percentages were rather close.
Oleksandr Poriadynskyi received six points with 11.72%, David Axelrod received five points with 11.56%, Elina Ivashechnko received four points with 10.94% and Fo Sho received three points with 10.77%. This shows that Elina was just less than 1% short of qualifying.
From the split jury results, it became clear that Eurovision 2006 star Tina Karol voted very differently from Danylko and Drozdov. While the latter pair gave their top marks to Tvorchi and their seven points to Moonzoo, Tina had a completely different top two.
Tina Karol gave her eight points to Khayat and her seven points to X Factor Ukraine winner Elina Ivashchenko. Eventually, Elina only received four points from the jury as both Drozdov and Danylko gave her low marks. Danylko commented on Elina’s performance during SLUH:
“People [like Elina] who, I call them professional talent show contestants, they all sing the same songs.”
What do you think of the Vidbir 2020 running order? And what do you make of the split results? Let us know in the comments.