Rotterdam 2020

🇺🇦 Ukraine: Full voting results of Vidbir 2020 so far

Can the jury vote and televote stats reveal who will represent Ukraine in Rotterdam?

In this season so far, we’ve seen a few countries respond to the challenge of clawing their way back from the 2019 season. For Israel and Romania, a format change was adopted. However, for France and Germany, they went internal following underwhelming results for national final entries. For Ukraine, the changes were more subtle. Thankfully, these didn’t include not releasing the televote numbers, so let’s dive in!

After two semi finals, we’re down to six acts competing to be Ukrainian’s returning Eurovision entry. You can catch-up on the results of the two semi-finals below:

Next Saturday (22nd February) will see the six finalists of Vidbir 2020 compete to claim the Ukrainian ticket to Eurovision 2020. Let’s hope they actually make it there this time! The running order for the final was drawn by the finalists at the end of last night’s show:

  1. KRUTЬ – “99”
  2. Jerry Heil – “Vegan”
  3. GO-A – “Solovei”
  4. David Axelrod – “Horizon”
  5. Khayat – “Call For Love”
  6. TVORCHI – “Bonfire”

Full voting stats

Here are the full results from both semi finals, with the addition of the televote shares:

Semi-final one:
DrawPlaceActSongJuryTelevoteTotal
41KRUTЬ“99”88 (22.69%)16
22Jerry Heil“Vegan”76 (16.28%)13
53GO-A“Solovei”67 (18.11%)13
64CLOUDLESS“Drown Me Down”55 (14.75%)10
35Katya Chilly“Pich”43 (8.44%)7
76GIO“Feeling So Lost”24 (8.84%)6
17[O]“Tam, Kudy Ya Ydu”32 (5.46%)5
88Assol“Save It”11 (5.43%)2
Detailed jury votes:
DrawSongAndrii DanylkoTina KarolVitalii DrozdovTotalPoints
4“99”788238
2“Vegan”577197
5“Solovey”855186
6“Drown Me Down”626145
3“Pich”464144
1“Tam, kudy ya ydu”33393
7“Feeling So Lost”14272
8“Save It”21141
Semi-final two
DrawPlaceActSongJuryTelevoteTotal
81TVORCHI“Bonfire”88 (22.03%)16
72Khayat“Call for Love”77 (17.87%)14
63David Axelrod“Horizon”65 (11.56%)11
34Elina Ivashchenko“Get Up”44 (10.94%)8
45Oleksandr Poriadynskyi“Savior”26 (11.72%)8
16MOONZOO feat. F.M.F. Sure“Maze”52 (9.46%)7
27FO SHO“BLCK SQR”33 (10.77%)6
58Garna“Who We Are?”11 (5.65%)2
Detailed jury votes:
DrawSongAndrii DanylkoTina KarolVitalii DrozdovTotalPoints
8“Bonfire”858218
6“Call for Love”685197
7“Horizon”566176
1“Maze”727165
3“Get Up”374144
2“Blck Sqr”24393
4“Savior”43292
5“Who We Are?”11131

Dare we make a prediction?

Anyone who has been following Eurovision Prediction 2020 so far, you’ll know that Eurofan predictions aren’t the most reliable. However, TVORCHI and KRUTЬ are seemingly the ones to beat. Between winning the televote on Saturday, having the benefit of direct momentum from their semi and performing last, TVORCHI are set to perform well in televote at least.

Regarding the jury, no single entry got a full 24 points, but KRUTЬ was damn near close. If she maintains a lead with the juries and manages a similarly strong televote despite opening, “99” is still very much in with a chance. Plus, the Vidbir judges have a tendency to deliver scathing criticism to all acts, even the ones they supposedly like, and since both Tina and Vitalii are new to the panel, we don’t know how faithful they will be to their semi-final scores.

As hopeless as trying to predict a national final this tight, we had an attempt , using the information we know so far:

Ukraine at the Eurovision Song Contest

Ukraine has competed in the contest fifteen times, winning twice and regularly featuring in the top ten – becoming a modern Eurovision powerhouse for songs and exceptional staging. To date, Ukraine remains one of two participating countries who have always qualified for the final. 

While initially set to compete in last year’s contest in Tel Aviv, the country withdrew after controversy surrounding the winner of Vidbir 2019. MARUV won the national final with ‘Siren Song’ but was unable to agree the terms of the contract set by UA:PBC. The broadcaster was also unable to reach agreement with any of the other artists to participate either, forcing a withdrawal.

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Costa Christou

Ever since I saw Helena Paparizou's triumph at Eurovision in 2005 (at the tender age of 6), I have been crazy about Eurovision. From the regional native language bops and shrieky female-led balladry to the sophisticated avant garde pop songs and chart-friendly EDM, I love everything about this cultural phenomenon. I'm currently studying a Bachelor of Science in Politics & International Relations at the University of Exeter.

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