Madame Monsieur will perform at the second semi-final of Vidbir this Saturday.
It has been announced by Ukrainian broadcaster UA:PBC that this year’s French Eurovision entrants Madame Monsieur will perform at the second semi-final of Vidbir this Saturday. Last week, Mikolas Josef from the Czech Republic sang at the first semi-final of the Ukrainian selection show, where he sang his song “Lie to Me”.
Madame Monsieur was selected to represent France this year after taking part in Destination Eurovision, a televised national final show. They will be singing their song “Mercy” at Vidbir, and at the Eurovision Song Contest in May.
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As this year’s representatives of France, @MadameMonsieur will perfrorm their song “Mercy” in the Second Semi-Final of #Vidbir2018 ???? pic.twitter.com/7rjG19kz9c
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Participating in the second semi-final of Vidbir this Saturday is:
- Ingret Kostenko
- Mountain Breeze
The grand final will take place on February 24th. The winner will represent Ukraine in the Eurovision Song Contest 2018 in Lisbon, Portugal. This is the third year that Vidbir will select the Ukrainian Eurovision representative. It was first used in 2016. The winner of that edition, Jamala, also went on to win the Eurovision Song Contest with her song “1944”.
Ukraine first participated in the Eurovision Song Contest in 2003, when Oleksandr Ponomariov performed “Hasta la vista”. The following year Ruslana brought the country their first win with the song “Wild Dances”. It was a feat that would be replicated in 2016 by Jamala with her song “1944”; her emotionally charged song scored a record 534 points to take victory in Stockholm. Last year O.Torvald represented the country on home soil with the song “Time”. The group finished in 24th place, Ukraine’s worst result at the contest to date.