On the lead up to the 2022 Eurovision Song Contest, which is been held in Turin, we are looking back at the countries participating in the Contest and their histories – past and present. Today we start with Ukraine’s story – in full.
Ukraine debuted at the 2003 Eurovision Song Contest, in Riga, Latvia. Oleksandr participated with “Hasta la vista”, finishing in 14th place and 30 points.
Ruslana represented Ukraine at the 2004 Eurovision Song Contest, in Istanbul, Turkey. She participated with “Wild Dances”, finishing in 1st place (their best position) and 280 points.
Greenjolly represented Ukraine at the 2005 Eurovision Song Contest, in Kyiv, Ukraine. They participated with “Razom Nas Bahato”, finishing in 19th place and 30 points.
Tina Karol represented Ukraine at the 2006 Eurovision Song Contest, in Athens, Greece. She participated with “Urok hlamuru”, finishing in 7th place and 145 points.
Verka Serduchka represented Ukraine at the 2007 Eurovision Song Contest, in Helsinki, Finland. She participated with “Dancing Lasha Tumbai”, finishing in 2nd place and 235 points.
Ani Lorak represented Ukraine at the 2008 Eurovision Song Contest, in Belgrade, Serbia. She participated with “Shady Lady”, finishing in 2nd place and 230 points.
We will be back tomorrow with the second part of Ukraine’s Eurovision story. Let us know what you think about Ukraine and the Eurovision Song Contest – either in the comments below or on our FACEBOOK and TWITTER pages.
Author: Richard Taylor
Source: Eurovision Ireland