Here is the list of the National Final participants, who were competing today for the possibility to represent Ukraine at the Eurovision 2017 in Kiev:
- “Salto Nazad” Band “Oh, mamo”
- MELOVIN “Wonder”
- O.Torvald “TIME”
- ILLARIA “Thank You for My Way”
- TAYANNA “I Love You”
- ROZHDEN “Saturn”
Overall, I personally think that all the finalists were very strong. Ukraine takes its national selection process really seriously. Unusually, the jury was cheering up each of the candidates and saying mostly good words about them.
Here are the jury points: 6 – TAYANNA (jury winner); 5- O.Torvald; 4 – ILLARIA; 3 – ROZHDEN; 2 – MELOVIN; 1 – Salto Nazad
And the televoting points: 6 – MELOVIN (televotes winner); 5 – O. Torvald; 4 – TAYANNA; 3 – Salto Nazad; 2 – ROZHDEN; 1 – ILLARIA
So the winner of the final is…
Rock-band O. Torvald!!! thanks to the fact that televoting results are worth more than jury votes in the event of a tie. O.Torvald is composed of singer Zhenia Halych, drummer Sasha Solokha, guitarist Denys Myziuk, bass guitarist Mykyta Vasyliev, and DJ Polarnik.
Big changes for Ukraine in terms of genre and style. I really hope that it will be a positive experiment. Good luck to the guys! It’s a very deserved victory!