Ukraine – Home town heroes or home town decisions?

Eurovision Song Contest 2017 Logo

So the home town team, Ukraine, take to the national final stage this evening as the co-production between NTU and STB begins the search for the Eurovision participant for the reigning champions.  The list of the first 8 Semi Finalists are shown below.

All my love for youS.K.A.Y.
Make it realRoma Veremeychik & Lumiere
Blue birdMonochromea
Sugar whisperLaliko
O mamoSalto Nazad
We are oneMamaRika
I love youTayanna
GeraldineArsen Mirzoyan

Just so you know how this is going to work,  there will be an “expert” jury of three, JamalaKonstantin Meladze and Andriy Danylko (better known as Verka!) give 50% of the score and the public of Ukraine get to give the other 50% through the medium of Televoting with two through to the final in 3 weeks time.

We suspect that there will be no discussions on the merits of the finalists live on television like the Ruslana debacle last year but you’ll need to have your dinner early as the final begins at 1800 CET!