Alma and Kasia Moś have been announced as the guest performers at the final of Ukraine’s selection process for this years Eurovision Song Contest.
Alma who is representing France with the song “Requiem” will be performing as one of the interval acts at this weekends final in Kyiv, Ukraine. She will be joined by the Polish participant Kasia Moś who is representing her country with “Flashlight”.
The announcement of Alma and Kasia’s performance in the Ukrainian selection brings the number of Eurovision 2017 participants who have performed in the selection to five. In the first semi final, Tamara Gelickhaze and Navi performed, while in the third semi final Manel Navarro performed for Spain.
Competing to represent Ukraine on home soil this May are:
- Salto Nazad – “O, mamo!”
- Melovin – “Wonder”
- O. Torvald – “Time”
- Illaria – “Thank you for my way”
- Tayanna – “I Love You”
- Rozhden – “Saturn”
The winner of the Ukrainian selection process will be decided by 50% jury voting and 50% public televote. The jury is made up of composer and producer Konstantin Meladze, Eurovision winner for Ukraine Jamala, and Andriy Danylko who represented Ukraine in 2007 as the Verka Serduchka.
In last years Ukrainian selection final, Jamala was selected to represent her country in Stockholm despite not winning the jury vote. Hardkiss topped the jury voting, but finished in second place with the public. Jamala went on to win the contest thanks to receiving 37.77% of the vote for her song “1944”, which went on to win the Eurovision Song Contest.
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Ukraine first participated in the Eurovision Song Contest in 2003, when Oleksandr Ponomariov performed “Hasta la vista”. The following year Ruslana won the contest for Ukraine with the song “Wild Dances”. It was a feat that would be replicated again in 2016 by Jamala with her song “1944”, her emotionally charged song scored a record 534 points to take victory in Stockholm. In 2015 Ukraine did not compete in the contest due to financial difficulties.