The Ukrainian public broadcaster UA:PBC has confirmed that it will be airing Eurovision: Europe Shine a Light.
Yaroslav Lodygin, Member of the board for UA:PBC has confirmed that the Ukrainian public broadcaster will be showing Eurovision: Europe Shine a Light live from the Netherlands. The show which will last for around 2 hours will be broadcast on UA:Pershyi, the main channel of UA:PBC.
GO_A were selected to represent Ukraine at the Eurovision Song Contest 2020 and will be appearing as part of the broadcast. UA:PBC have already confirmed that Go_A will represent the country at next year’s contest.
Eurovision: Europe Shine a Light will be broadcast live across Europe on May 16 hosted by Chantal Janzen, Edsilia Rombley and Jan Smit. The show will pay tribute to the fourty one acts who had been due to compete in Eurovision 2020 and feature past Eurovision participants. The show will also look at the people of Europe affected by the coronavirus and aid workers who are fighting this crisis.
Source: STV Detector Media
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. In 2017 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.