Ukraine in the Eurovision Song Contest 2011

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Eurovision Song Contest 2011
Country Ukraine
National selection
Selection processEvrobachennya 2011 - Natsionalyni vidbir
Selection date(s)Heats:
31 October 2010
7 November 2010
14 November 2010
21 November 2010
28 November 2010
Semi-finals:
5 December 2010
12 December 2010
26 December 2010
Final:
26 February 2011
Selected entrantMika Newton
Selected song"Angel"
Finals performance
Semi-final resultQualified (6th, 81 points)
Final result4th, 159 points
Ukraine in the Eurovision Song Contest
◄2010 2011 2012►

Ukraine participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 2011 in Düsseldorf, Germany and selected their artist and song through a televised national final, organised by the Ukrainian broadcaster, the NTU.[1] After a controversial selection procedure Mika Newton and her song "Angel" were declared Ukraine's entry.[2][3]

Before Eurovision[edit]

Evrobachennya 2011 - Natsionalyni vidbir[edit]

The Ukrainian national final consisted of five heats held between 31 October and 28 November 2010, three semi-finals held on 5, 12 and 26 December 2010 and a final on 26 February 2011. The heats and semi-finals took place at the Dovzhenko TV Studios in Kiev, hosted by Tatyana Goncharova and Timur Miroshnychenko, and the final took place at the Savik Shuster Studio in Kiev, hosted by Savik Shuster, Gaitana, Irina Rosenfeld, Evgeniya Vlasova, Olesya Batsman, Irina Zhuravska, Timur Miroshnychenko and Tatyana Goncharova.[4]

Format[edit]

The selection of the competing entries for the national final and ultimately the Ukrainian Eurovision entry took place over four stages. In the first stage, artists and songwriters had the opportunity to apply for the competition by attending a scheduled audition during designated dates. Thirty-five acts were selected and announced on 22 August 2010. The second stage consisted of the televised heats which took place between 31 October and 28 November 2010 with seven acts competing in each show. Three acts were selected to advance from each heat based on the votes from a public SMS vote and an expert jury. During the shows, the jury selected three entries to advance to the semi-finals. SMS voting among the remaining four entries commenced after each heat and closed before the following heat, and the entry that had the most votes advanced to the semi-finals. Out of the remaining non-qualifying acts from the heats, the four entries with the most SMS votes advanced to the semi-finals as wildcard acts.[5] The third stage was the semi-finals which took place between 5 and 26 December 2010 and featured the twenty-four acts that qualified from the heats with eight acts competing in each show. Seven acts were selected to advance from each heat based on the votes from the public and jury vote. During the shows, the jury selected five entries to advance to the semi-finals. SMS voting among the remaining three entries commenced after each semi-final and closed before the following semi-final, and the two entries that had the most votes advanced to the final. The fourth stage was the final, which took place on 26 February 2011 and featured the twenty-one acts that qualified from the semi-finals. The winner was selected via the combination of votes from a public SMS vote (45%), an expert jury (45%) and an internet vote (10%). Each voting group assigned scores ranging from 1 (lowest) to 21 (highest) and the entry that had the highest average following the combination of these scores was declared the winner.

Competing entries[edit]

Artists and composers had the opportunity to submit their entries by attending an audition between 19 August 2010 and 21 August 2010. A seven-member selection panel reviewed the received submissions and selected thirty-five entries to compete in the national final. On 22 August 2010, the thirty-five selected competing acts were announced.[6] Among the competing artists were former Eurovision Song Contest contestants Verka Serduchka (who was selected to qualify directly for the final), who represented Ukraine in 2007 with the song "Dancing Lasha Tumbai", and Anastasia Prikhodko, who represented Russia in 2009 with the song "Mamo".[7][8] On 14 October 2010, Verka Serduchka withdrew from the national final and was replaced by Pavlo Tabakov.[9][10]

Shows[edit]

Heat 1[edit]

The first heat took place on 31 October 2010. The top three entries selected by an expert jury advanced to the semi-finals, while an additional entry selected by public SMS voting after the heat advanced, with "Moya nadezhda" performed by El Kravchuk being awarded the wildcard. The remaining entry was eliminated.

  Jury qualifier   Public vote qualifier

Heat 1 – 31 October 2010
Draw Artist Song Result
1 Yakov Smirnov[11] "You'll Be With Me" Eliminated
2 Zaklyopki "Superhero (U-la-la)" Advanced
3 El Kravchuk "Moya nadezhda" Wildcard
4 Kristina Kim "Victim of My Love" Advanced
5 Alyona Korneeva[12] "Why Didn't I Say Goodbye?" Advanced
6 Inna Voronova "Mr. Fever" Eliminated
7 Dasha Medova[13] "Infinity" Advanced

Heat 2[edit]

The second heat took place on 7 November 2010. The top three entries selected by an expert jury advanced to the semi-finals, while an additional entry selected by public SMS voting after the heat advanced, with "Gliadi" performed by Para Normalnyh being awarded the wildcard. The remaining entry was eliminated.[14]

  Jury qualifier   Public vote qualifier

Heat 2 – 7 November 2010
Draw Artist Song Result
1 Para Normalnyh[15] "Gliadi" Wildcard
2 Eduard Romanyuta "Berega" Advanced
3 Ivan Berezovskiy[16] "Ave Maria" Advanced
4 Bahroma "Yeyo imya" Advanced
5 MetroPoly10[17] "Think It Over" Eliminated
6 Nek$i "Sever-Jug" Advanced

Heat 3[edit]

The third heat took place on 14 November 2010. The top three entries selected by an expert jury advanced to the semi-finals, while an additional entry selected by public SMS voting after the heat advanced, with "Allo, allo" performed by A.R.M.I.YA & Vera Varlamova being awarded the wildcard. The remaining entry was eliminated.[18]

  Jury qualifier   Public vote qualifier

Heat 3 – 14 November 2010
Draw Artist Song Result
1 Arina Domski "Prosto lyubit'" Eliminated
2 Vitaly Galay[19] "My Expression" Advanced
3 Oleksiy Matias "Myself" Advanced
4 Shanis "Kamenniy tsvetok" Advanced
5 Natalya Pugachova[20] "Hey Boy" Eliminated
6 Zhemchug[21] "Hero" Advanced
7 A.R.M.I.YA & Vera Varlamova "Allo, allo" Wildcard

Heat 4[edit]

The fourth heat took place on 21 November 2010. The top three entries selected by an expert jury advanced to the semi-finals, while an additional entry selected by public SMS voting after the heat advanced, with "Love" performed by Vladyslav Levytskyy being awarded the wildcard. The remaining entry was eliminated.[22]

  Jury qualifier   Public vote qualifier

Heat 4 – 21 November 2010
Draw Artist Song Result
1 Oleksandr Kvarta "Ne somnevaysya" Eliminated
2 Vladyslav Levytskyy "Love" Wildcard
3 Dash "Love Is" Eliminated
4 Zlata Ognevich "The Kukushka" Advanced
5 Anastasia Prikhodko "Action" Advanced
6 Mika Newton "Angel" Advanced
7 Mila Nitich "Goodbye" Advanced

Heat 5[edit]

The fifth heat took place on 28 November 2010. The top three entries selected by an expert jury advanced to the semi-finals, while an additional entry selected by public SMS voting after the heat advanced. The remaining two entries was eliminated.[23]

  Jury qualifier   Public vote qualifier

Heat 5 – 28 November 2010
Draw Artist Song Result
1 Pavlo Tabakov "Shake Your Body" Advanced
2 Jamala "Smile" Advanced
3 Denis Povaliy "Aces High" Advanced
4 Maxim Novitskiy "True Love Can Free You" Eliminated
5 Tetyana Vorzheva "Vsyo resheno" Advanced
6 Vroda "Zhovteye zhyto" Eliminated

Semi-final 1[edit]

The first semi-final took place on 5 December 2010. The top five entries selected by an expert jury advanced to the final of the competition, while an additional two entries selected by public SMS voting after the semi-final advanced. The remaining entry was eliminated.

  Jury qualifier   Public vote qualifier

Semi-final 1 – 5 December 2010
Draw Artist Song Televote Place Result
1 Bahroma "Yeyo imya" Eliminated
2 Zhemchug "Hero" Advanced
3 Vitaly Galay "My Expression" Advanced
4 Nek$i "Sever-Jug" 72.52% 1 Advanced
5 Zlata Ognevich "The Kukushka" Advanced
6 Para Normalnyh "Gliadi" 9.46% 3 Eliminated
7 Tetyana Vorzheva "Vsyo resheno" 18.02% 2 Advanced
8 Vladyslav Levytskyy "Love" Advanced

Semi-final 2[edit]

The second semi-final took place on 12 December 2010. The top five entries selected by an expert jury advanced to the final of the competition, while an additional two entries selected by public SMS voting after the semi-final advanced. The remaining entry was eliminated.

  Jury qualifier   Public vote qualifier

Semi-final 212 December 2010
Draw Artist Song Televote Place Result
1 Mika Newton "Angel" Advanced
2 Ivan Berezovskiy "Ave Maria" 78.62% 1 Advanced
3 Shanis "Kamenniy tsvetok" Advanced
4 Zaklyopki "Superhero (U-la-la)" 11.32% 2 Advanced
5 Alyona Korneeva "Why Didn't I Say Goodbye?" Advanced
6 Kristina Kim "Victim of My Love" 10.06% 3 Eliminated
7 Denis Povaliy "Aces High" Eliminated
8 Anastasia Prikhodko "Action" Advanced

Semi-final 3[edit]

The third semi-final took place on 26 December 2010. The top five entries selected by an expert jury advanced to the final of the competition, while an additional two entries selected by public SMS voting after the semi-final advanced. The remaining entry was eliminated.

  Jury qualifier   Public vote qualifier

Semi-final 326 December 2010
Draw Artist Song Televote Place Result
1 A.R.M.I.YA & Vera Varlamova "Allo, allo" Advanced
2 El Kravchuk "Moya nadezhda" Advanced
3 Jamala "Smile" Advanced
4 Eduard Romanyuta "Berega" Advanced
5 Mila Nitich "Goodbye" 9.07% 2 Advanced
6 Pavlo Tabakov "Shake Your Body" 8.69% 3 Eliminated
7 Dasha Medova "Infinity" Eliminated
Oleksiy Matias "Myself" 82.24% 1 Advanced

Original Final[edit]

The final took place on 26 February 2011. The twenty-one entries that qualified from the semi-finals were due to compete, however A.R.M.I.YA & Vera Varlamova and Nek$I withdrew before the final. Tanya Vorzheva and Vitaliy Galay were disqualified for having over six performers on stage. The winner, "Angel" performed by Mika Newton, was selected through the combination of votes from a public SMS vote, an expert jury and an internet vote.[24] 75,310 SMS votes and 221,682 internet votes were registered during the show. In addition to the performances of the competing entries, Nek$I, one of the withdrawn acts, performed one of their songs as a guest.

Final – 26 February 2011
Draw Artist Song Jury
(45%)
Televote (45%) Internet (10%) Total Place
Votes Points Votes Points
1 Zlata Ognevich "The Kukushka" 19 19,900 19 14,349 13 18.40 2
2 Dasha Medova "Infinity" 13 2,980 16 32,587 16 14.65 4
3 Zhemchug "Hero" 7 270 5 509 2 5.60 16
4 Bahroma "Yeyo imya" 10 295 7 2,836 9 8.55 13
5 Oleksiy Matias "Myself" 11 2,539 15 24,924 15 13.20 6
6 Jamala "Smile" 17 10,800 17 37,232 19 17.20 3
7 Mila Nitich "Goodbye" 15 560 9 181 1 10.90 10
8 Alyona Korneeva "Why Didn't I Say Goodbye?" 14 879 11 1,208 4 11.65 9
9 Denis Povaliy "Aces High" 9 286 6 2,498 8 7.55 14
10 El Kravchuk "Moya nadezhda" 8 676 10 34,488 17 9.80 11
11 Shanis "Kamenniy tsvetok" 8 91 1 3,184 10 5.05 17
12 Vitaly Galay "My Expression" 122 2 3,378 11
13 Mika Newton "Angel" 21 29,064 21 37,384 21 21.00 1
14 Eduard Romanyuta "Berega" 13 2,472 13 5,902 12 12.90 7
15 Tanya Vorzheva "Vsyo resheno" 124 3 1,098 3
16 Ivan Berezovskiy "Ave Maria" 16 2,502 14 1,289 5 14.00 5
17 Zaklyopki "Superhero (U-la-la)" 10 181 4 2,320 7 7.00 15
18 Vladyslav Levytskyy "Love" 12 450 8 1,494 6 9.60 12
19 Anastasiya Prikhodko "Action" 12 1,119 12 14,821 14 12.20 8

Controversy, New Final and decision to send Angel[edit]

Just as in the previous year, the outcome of the final led to controversy and chaos; jury member Hanna Herman asked for the re-evaluation of the votes as rumors of miscounting votes swerved around.[25] A new final was scheduled to take place on 3 March 2011 since most objections against the previous result revolved around artist being voted multiple times from the same phone numbers, in the new final only votes coming from unique phone numbers would be counted. The winner would be selected entirely by a public televote.[25]

Jamala was originally set to perform in the new final with the song "Smile", but she withdrew on 1 March 2011, claiming that votes would again be rigged.[26] Very soon afterwards Zlata Ognevich also withdrew, stating that she was due to take part in another television show that day. This left Mika Newton as the artist to represent Ukraine, but it remained unknown which song she would perform on Eurovision.[27] On 4 March 2011, Newton and the competitions organizer NTU declared "Angel" would be sent to the 2011 contest "with better arrangements".[28] A new music video of the song was presented on 15 March 2011 featuring the revamped version.[29]

At Eurovision[edit]

Ukraine went through the second semi-final of the contest, on 12 May, eventually finishing in 4th place in the voting of the final on 14 May.

Split results[edit]

  • In the Semi-final 2 Ukraine came 6th with 81 points: the public awarded Ukraine 5th place with 91 points and the jury awarded 7th place with 76 points.
  • In the Final Ukraine came 4th with 159 points: the public awarded Ukraine 4th place with 168 points and the jury awarded 7th place with 117 points.

Points awarded by Ukraine[30][edit]

Points awarded to Ukraine (Semi-final 2)
12 points 10 points 8 points 7 points 6 points
5 points 4 points 3 points 2 points 1 point
Points awarded to Ukraine (final)
12 points 10 points 8 points 7 points 6 points
5 points 4 points 3 points 2 points 1 point

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Siim, Jarmo (19 August 2010). "Serduchka, Prikhodko in Ukrainian selection". EBU. Retrieved 19 August 2010.
  2. ^ Busa, Alexandru (2011-02-26). "Ukraine : Mika Newton goes to Düsseldorf". ESCToday. Retrieved 2011-02-28.
  3. ^ "Ukraine: Angel in white". EurovisionTV. 26 February 2011. Retrieved 26 February 2011.
  4. ^ Klier, Marcus (9 July 2010). "Ukraine starts looking for 2011 representative". ESCToday. Retrieved 19 August 2010.
  5. ^ Siim, Jarmo (2010-10-15). "Ukraine goes for 5 semi-finals". Eurovision.tv. Retrieved 15 October 2010.
  6. ^ Klier, Marcus (2010-08-22). "35 acts qualify in Ukraine". ESCToday. Retrieved 22 August 2010.
  7. ^ (in Ukrainian) "Gogol Bordello" не буде на "Євробаченні", а Сердючка вже у фіналі, Табло ID (August 20, 2010)
  8. ^ Klier, Marcus (2010-08-19). "Former contestants apply in Ukraine". ESCToday. Retrieved 19 August 2010.
  9. ^ Busa, Alexandru (2010-10-14). "Verka Serduchka withdraws from the Ukrainian selection". EscToday.com. Retrieved 15 October 2010.
  10. ^ Al Kaziri, Ghassan (2010-10-14). "UKRAINE - Verka Serduchka not in national selection". Oikotimes.com. Retrieved 14 October 2010.
  11. ^ Yakiv Smirnov at Song Contest National Qualification
  12. ^ Alyona Korneyeva at Song Contest National Qualification
  13. ^ Dariya Medovaya at Song Contest National Qualification
  14. ^ Busa, Alexandru (2010-11-07). "Ukraine : Three more acts qualify for the final". EscToday.com. Retrieved 13 November 2010.
  15. ^ Para normalnyh at Song Contest National Qualification
  16. ^ Ivan Berezovsky at Song Contest National Qualification
  17. ^ Metropoly10 at Song Contest National Qualification
  18. ^ Busa, Alexandru (2010-11-14). "Ukraine: Third semi final concludes". EscToday.com. Retrieved 18 November 2010.
  19. ^ Vitalyj Galay at Song Contest National Qualification
  20. ^ Nataliya Pugacheva at Song Contest National Qualification
  21. ^ Jemchug at Song Contest National Qualification
  22. ^ Busa, Alexandru (2010-11-21). "Ukraine: Anastasiya Prikhodko qualifies for the final". EscToday.com. Retrieved 21 November 2010.
  23. ^ Busa, Alexandru (2010-11-28). "Three more acts qualify for the Ukrainian final". EscToday.com. Retrieved 7 December 2010.
  24. ^ Busa, Alexandru (2011-02-04). "Ukraine: What's happening in Kyiv?". EscToday.com. Retrieved 5 February 2011.
  25. ^ a b Busa, Alexandru (2011-02-28). "Ukraine expected to change Eurovision entry". EscToday.com. Retrieved 28 February 2011.
  26. ^ Hondal, Victor (2011-03-01). "Ukraine: Jamala withdraws from national final". EscToday.com. Retrieved 1 March 2011.
  27. ^ Busa, Alexandru (2011-03-01). "Ukraine: Zlata Ognevich withdraws as well". EscToday.com. Retrieved 1 March 2011.
  28. ^ Busa, Alexandru (2011-03-04). "Mika Newton to perform Angel in Düsseldorf". EscToday.com. Retrieved 4 March 2011.
  29. ^ Busa, Alexandru (2011-03-15). "Ukraine : Watch the new videoclip of Angel". EscToday.com. Retrieved 15 March 2011.
  30. ^ Eurovision Song Contest 2008

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