A few months ago, it was confirmed that Ukraine will be returning to the competition in 2020. With their return to the competition, it was confirmed that Vidbir will be used to select their Eurovision 2020 participant and entry. After the confirmation that Andriy Danylko (Verka Serduchka) will be joining the panel, UA:PBC also confirmed that Tina Karol will be joining the VIdbir panel.
When it was announced that she will be one of the judges for Vidbir 2020, Tina Karol expressed her excitement and thanks for the opportunity:
I am glad to become a member of the jury of the national selection of the Eurovision Song Contest, to be part of a large team of a historical event.
With all my experience and knowledge, I’m ready to support the contestants and open new horizons for their talent. We choose the one who will represent the country, but do not forget that then the artist The artist’s task is to compete with dignity and then become a real star in his own country.
Eurovision is a very complex mechanism, and I advocate not to complicate the lives of those who go there, with high expectations victory. In everything and always you need to strive to win, but do not scour anyone, if the result is different.
Definitely we are a singing nation, we can make world-class music. I’m definitely against setting sports standards for creative people and erasing their personality with the desire of a gold medal. As a result of a long creative journey, music always wins. Together we write history today.Tina Karol on joining the Vidbir 2020 panel (translated)
Years of Experience being put to good use
Besides representing Ukraine back in 2006, Tina Karol is also a judge on the Ukrainian version of The Voice. She is a judge for the adult version of the contest, which she won in the fifth and seventh season of the series.
In addition to that, she has also taken part in the children’s edition of the contest for three years, in which she managed to win for two out of the three years she was a judge.
The final member of the Vidbir jury will be announced at a later date. With Tina Karol’s appointment to the jury, would mean that Jamala will not be joining the panel next year.
Tina Karol at the Eurovision Song Contest
In 2006, Tina Karol participated in Ty-Zirka, with her entry ‘Show Me Your Love‘. During her participation, she managed to obtain the maximum points from both the Jury and Televoters, thus earning the right to represent Ukraine at the Eurovision Song Contest in Athens.
In Athens, Tina Karol managed to bring Ukraine to the Grand Final finish seventh overall with 145 points.
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