UA:PBC has announced ‘Pro shcho spivaye Yevropa’ (What is Europe singing about) to showcase the songs that would have competed in Eurovision 2020.
The Ukrainian public broadcaster has announced that it will be showcasing the songs that were due to compete in Eurovision 2020. Pro shcho spivaye Yevropa is presented by Timur Morshnychenko and over multiple shows will show Ukrainian viewers all of the songs that were due to compete, plus info about the artists and selections, with all songs having Ukrainian subtitles.
The Executive Producer of Entertainment at UA:PBC commented:
We invite the audience to hear the songs of this year’s participants, to learn about their way to victory in national teams and to make a personal rating. Also, for UA: FIRST viewers, we have translated the songs. So even if you do not speak English, you will be able to understand what Europe is singing and make conclusions about what styles of music and what topics are relevant to the lyrics.
Pro shcho spivaye Yevropa will be broadcast on May 4, 7 and 10. Ukraine is one of a number of countries showcasing the songs that would have competed in Eurovision 2020.
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.