Eurovision 2021

#Eurovision Ireland reviews: Ukraine and Vidbir 2016

Those of you who regularly look in on our site may recall that last year , Eurovision Ireland did a series of video reviews of past National Finals. During this Eurovision close season, we decided to take some more trips down the National Final memory lane, looking at finals that produced an actual Eurovision Song Contest winner and questioning; would any of the acts in those national finals have still produced a victory for their country?

This time we decided to go back and have a listen to the songs that took part in Vidbir 2016, the Ukrainain national selection. Held on 21st February 2016, 6 songs took part in a live show overseen by judges Konstantin Meladze, Ruslana and Andriy Danylko – better known to Eurovision fans as Verka Serduchka!

The result was decided by a 50/50 between these judges and the Ukrainian public via a televote and ultimately Jamala won the right to represent Ukraine at Eurovision. Could another song have reached the same heights and secured a second win for Ukraine? Take a look at our review and see what we thought!

Want to know more? Why not take a look at the songs below and see what you think! Do you agree with our comments?

#1 Brunnettes Shoot Blondes – “Every Monday”

#2 NuAngels – “Higher”

#3 The Hardkiss – “Helpless”

#4 Jamala – “1944”

#5 SunSay – “Love Manifest”

#6 Pur:Pur – “We Do Change”

What do you think of our reviews? Do you agree? Did you have a favourite entry from Vidbir 2016? Let us in the comments below!

Keep watching out for more of our National Final reviews on Eurovision Ireland in the coming weeks!

Author : James Scanlan
Source: Eurovision Ireland, YouTube, NTU/STB

Categories: Eurovision 2021

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