Tayanna who has twice finished as the runner up in the Ukrainian selection for Eurovision is considering another attempt at representing Ukraine.
Tayanna who finished runner up in Vidbir 2017 and 2018, is considering a return to the contest for a third time. The singer who previously ruled out trying to represent Ukraine at Eurovision again, as said she is considering participating with another song in Ukrainian. Speaking to fans in Lviv, the singer said;
For some reason, our artists are afraid to go on a contest with a Ukrainian-language song. Why are other countries singing in their own language and do not think that someone there may not understand this or somehow do not appreciate it? Perhaps the most important contribution would be to represent Ukraine at Eurovision with a song in Ukrainian.
The 2019 edition of Vidbir will be formed of three shows, two semi-finals on February 9 and 16 and a final on February 23. Ruslan Kvinta remains as the Producer of the show, while Sergey Pritula will host the competition.
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. At the 2017 contest 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.