Yesterday, UA:PBC announced that Kateryna Pavlenko, who represented Ukraine at the 2021 Eurovision Song Contest as a member of Go_A, will reveal the points of the Ukrainian jury during the grand final of Eurovision 2022. Receiving 12 jury points from Lithuania last year, Kateryna is no stranger to the feeling of scoring the infamous “douze points”.
The news was announced by UA:PBC on Facebook yesterday, following Ukraine’s first rehearsal on the Eurovision stage which took place on Saturday.
Speaking about the announcement, Kateryna Pavlenko said that:
I am very pleased to be part of this year’s Eurovision. I remember our joy when the first 12 points were announced. It’s nice to realise that I have the opportunity to make someone even happier.– Kateryna Pavlenko, Ukraine’s spokesperson for 2022
Kateryna Pavlenko rose to fame in the Eurovision world as a member of Go_A, who were selected to represent Ukraine at the 2020 Eurovision Song Contest with “Solovey”. After the contest was cancelled, they were invited back to represent Ukraine last year in Rotterdam. They finished in fifth place in the grand final with “Shum”.
“Douze points go to…”
As collated by Eurovoix, the following countries have also announced their spokespersons for Eurovision 2022:
- Belgium – David Jeanmotte
- Croatia – Monika Lelas Halambek
- France – Élodie Gossuin (Junior Eurovision 2021 host)
- Greece – Stefania (Eurovision 2021 representative)
- Lithuania – Vaidotas Valiukevičius (Eurovision 2021 representative)
- Montenegro – Zombijana Bones
- Slovenia – Lorella Flego
- Spain – Nieves Álvarez
- Sweden – Dotter (Melodifestivalen 2018, 2019, 2021 participant)
- United Kingdom – AJ Odudu
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