Tel Aviv 2019

MARUV replaces Tayanna as Semi Final allocations are announced

It has been confirmed that MARUV will be taking Tayanna’s place in Vidbir this year.
MARUV is most well known for her hit single ‘Drunk Groove’, which was rejected by Vidbir last year. 

This is following the earlier confirmation that Tayanna has withdrawn from the competition.
In addition to this, UA:PBC has confirmed the semi final allocations for Vidbir. The shows will take place in February.

Who is performing in which Semi-Final?

Semi Final 1

  1. The Hypnotunez
  2. Letay
  3. Vera Kekelia
  4. TseSho
  5. YUKO
  6. MARUV
  7. Brunettes Shoot Blondes

Semi Final 2

  1. Ivan NAVI
  3. KAZKA
  4. Kira Mazur
  5. LAUD
  6. Khayat
  7. Braii
  8. Freedom Jazz

Ukraine at the Eurovision Song Contest

Arguably one of the strongest countries in the contest, Ukraine have two victories to their name, despite only entering the contest 20 times. These victories came in 2004, which was only their second appearance in the contest with Ruslana’s “Wild Dances. Their second victory came in 2016 after a year out of the contest where Jamala won with the song “1944”. Ukraine has come Runner-Up on two occasions. They came one after the other in 2007 and 2008. They were “Dancing (Lasha Tumbai)” and “Shady Lady” sang by Verka Seduchka and Ani Lorak respectively. Ukraine has achieved a Third-Place on one occasion, in 2013 with the song “Gravity” by Zlata Ognevich. 

What do you think of MARUV participating in Vidbir? And are you happy with the semi final allocations? Let us know your opinions and thoughts below or at our social media @ESCXTRA

Tim Jumawan

I started watching Eurovision ever since I moved to the UK in 2006, obsessed since 2012 and haven't looked back since.
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