Eurovision 2022: It’s Alina Pash For Ukraine

Dobroho vechora Yevropo! It’s time for Ukraine to decide its faith regarding the next Eurovision Song Contest

Early Rounds:

Ukraine has changed the Vidbir production for the 2022 edition regarding the end of partnership between the Public Broadcasting Company of Ukraine (UA:PBC) and STB . Therefore, this year we are getting a one night final show unlike the semi-finals format familiar from previous years. Earlier this year, a shortlist of 27 acts were published by the Ukrainian broadcaster and then another cut to the list was made and the Eight finalists were announced. One of them “LAUD – Head Under Water” was later on disqualified when it was revealed the songs was published online a few years ago, a fact that violates the format rules. LAUD was immediately replaced with another entry by Barleben.

The Final:

Vidbir 2022 grand final was hosted Masha Efrosinina & Timur Miroshnychenko live from AU Center of Culture and Arts in Kyiv. On the judges panel we can meet Eurovision 2016 winner Jamala, the head of television at Suspilne Yaroslav Lodygin. and Eurovision 2006 representative Tina Karol.

The Eight finalists performed their entries in the running order below:

  1. Cloudless – All Be Alright
  2. Michael Soul – Demons
  3. Our Atlantic – Moia liubov (Моя любов)
  4. Barleben – Hear My Words
  5. Kalush Orchestra – Stefania
  6. Roxolana – Girlzzzz
  7. Wellboy – Nozzy Bossy
  8. Alina Pash – Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors / Tini zabutykh predkiv (Тіні Забутих Предків)

** All studio versions can played on all platforms HERE:

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Calming down from the brilliant performances we’ve seen tonight we could enjoyed a live performances of from the Ukrainian #JuniorEurovision representatives from 2018 to 2021: Darina Krasnovetska, Sophy Ivy, Oleksandr Balabanov followed by three Eurovision legends Jamala, Tina Karol and last year’s representative Go-A.

The Results:

Its was getting super tense on stage and now its time for the jury panel to cast their votes. Once all Three members have announced their favorites, a look at the scoreboard is now showing that the jury favorite to win the contest is Alina Pash:

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But that was only half of the road. now its the time to add the public televotes having 50% of the total results tonight:

ArtistJury PointsPublic VoteTotal
Alina Pash8715
Kalush Orchestra 6814
Wellboy7613
Roxolana358
Our Atlantic527
Barleben437
Cloudless123
Michael Soul213

When all the points were giving it is now official and we can proudly announced that Alina Pash crowned as Vidbir 2022 winner and we are now all know that “Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors / Tini zabutykh predkiv (Тіні Забутих Предків)” is the Ukrainian entry for Eurovision 2022 .

Alina Pash performing at Vidbir

At Eurovision:

Ukraine will participate in the first half of Eurovision 2022 semi-final 1 on May 10, 2022 and will move forward to the grand final on May 14, 2022 if qualify

Catch up with all you need to know about Eurovision2022 on our homepage

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Doron Lahav is 28 years old guy who lives in Israel. Doron watches Eurovision Song Contest since early 2000s. Doron works as a Data Scientist and also shows interest in singing and writing.

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