Ukraine 2012

Ukraine participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 2012 in Baku, Azerbaijan. The Ukrainian entry was selected through a national final, organised by the Ukrainian broadcaster NTU. Gaitana represented Ukraine with the song « Be My Guest« , which qualified from the second semi-final and went on to place 15th in the final, scoring 65 points.[1][2]

Evrobachennya 2012

On 23 August 2011, NTU confirmed its participation in the Eurovision Song Contest 2012.[3]

On 25 November 2011, NTU announced more details about the national selection. Singers were able to send their entries to NTU from 25 November 2011 until 25 December 2011. A total of 20 were originally planned to compete in the national final: nineteen candidates were to be selected by a jury and one candidate would be given a wildcard from Inter Channel‘s show Number 1.[4]

On 25 January 2012, artists were required to attend an audition in front of a selection panel, which was composed of Vlad Bahinskyj (musical producer at NTU), Volodymyr Kozlov (RU Music television channel director), Victoria Romanova (international relations department at NTU) and Ivo Bobul (singer).[5] The jury ultimately selected 20 candidates to compete in the national selection, which were joined by Inter Channel wildcard Nerealnye (The Incredibles).[5] An additional wildcard from the non-qualifying entries was awarded through internet voting on the say.tv platform.[5]

Final

Evrobachennya 2012 took place on 18 February 2012 at NTU Studios in Kiev, hosted by Timur Myroshnychenko and Tetyana Terekhova. 21 songs ultimately competed with a jury (50%) and SMS (50%) vote deciding the winner.[2] On 11 February, the draw for running order was completed on the late night program Shuster Live.[6] On 15 February, Max Barskih and the song « Dance » was awarded the wildcard for the competition.[7] On 16 February, singer Matias and the song « I Will Fight To The End » were withdrawn from the competition due to a conflict of interest with the singer’s manager, Vlad Bahinskyj, being a part of the selection panel during the auditions.[8]

Each member of the jury panel rated each entry from 1-10. After summing the jury totals, the entry that received the most points was awarded 21 points, while the entry that received the least would be awarded 1 point. Ties were broken by awarding the song that received more higher ratings from the jury members. The public votes were awarded from 1 point to 21 points based on the amount of SMS votes each entry received. After the combination of jury votes and SMS voting, Gaitana was the winner with the song « Be My Guest« .[2]

The jury panel consisted of Walid Arfush, Alyona Mozgova, Rudolf Kirnos, Mariya Manyuk, Yurij Rybchunskyj, Egor Benkendorf and Semen Gorov.[2]

Draw Artist Song Public Jury Total Place
Televote Points Jury Vote Points
1 Olga Shanis « Dream » 136 6 37 10 16 17
2 Vitaliy Galay « I want to love » 77 4 28 3 7 20
3 Max Barskih « Dance » 996 18 47 20 38 2
4 Olya Polyakova « Lepestok » 215 8 42 15 23 8
5 Eduard Romanyuta « I’ll never let go » 2749 19 36 9 28 5
6 Legkiy Flirt « MegaMix » 62 1 29 4 5 21
7 Igor Tatarenko « You’re my life » 337 14 35 8 22 10
8 Mihailo Gritskan « Ya tak iskal tebya » 493 16 22 1 17 16
9 Masha Sazonova & Tikhon Levchenko « I close to you » 271 11 43 16 27 6
10 Marta « My heart is sorrowing » 278 12 34 7 19 11
11 Gaitana « Be my guest«  3539 20 70 21 41 1
12 Oksana Nesterenko « Mondo Blu » 848 17 45 18 35 3
13 Rapira « Get over » 266 10 27 2 12 19
14 Andrey Bogomolets « Are you waiting for me » 71 2 44 17 19 11
15 BONDarchuk « I don’t know why » 112 5 40 13 18 14
16 Renata Shtifel « Love in sunlight rays » 5114 21 33 6 27 6
17 Treeorange « New day » 308 13 33 5 18 14
18 Nerealnye (The Incredibles) « Just a dream » 491 15 46 19 34 4
19 Ulyana Rudakova « Ty ne odin » 235 9 41 14 23 8
20 Marietta « Rainbow » 155 7 39 12 19 11
21 Lena Voloshina « Let it out » 72 3 38 11 14 18

Juries

Song Egor
Benkendorf
Walid
Arfush
Yurij
Rybchunskyj
Semen
Gorov
Mariya
Manyuk
Rudolf
Kirnos
Alyona
Mozgova
Total
Dream 8 5 7 2 5 5 5 37
I want to love 6 3 9 2 4 1 3 28
Dance 10 8 8 6 7 7 1 47
Lepestok 8 9 8 4 8 2 3 42
I’ll never let go 6 10 8 2 3 6 1 36
MegaMix 6 3 6 5 5 1 3 29
You’re my life 6 7 7 5 6 1 3 35
Ya tak iskal tebya 6 1 4 2 4 2 3 22
I close to you 10 7 7 4 7 3 5 43
My heart is sorrowing 6 5 6 4 8 4 1 34
Be my guest 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 70
Mondo Blu 9 2 8 6 9 5 6 45
Get over 6 2 6 4 4 2 3 27
Are you waiting for me 8 8 6 5 8 5 4 44
I don’t know why 6 5 8 6 6 5 4 40
Love in sunlight rays 10 7 10 2 1 2 1 33
New day 6 4 7 5 6 2 3 33
Just a dream 9 8 8 6 9 3 3 46
Ty ne odin 6 8 8 6 7 3 3 41
Rainbow 7 4 8 7 6 4 3 39
Let it out 6 3 9 5 7 5 3 38

At Eurovision

Ukraine competed in the second half of the second semi-final (7th on stage), on 24 May 2012, following Portugal and preceding the Bulgaria. Gaitana received 64 points and placed 8th, thus qualifying for the final on 26 May.[9]

In the final, Ukraine was drawn to perform 25th, after Serbia and preceding Moldova. The Ukrainian entry scored a total of 65 points and placed 15th in the final.[1]

Split Results

  • In the Semi-final Ukraine came 8th with 64 points: the public awarded Ukraine 17th place with 24 points and the jury awarded 3rd place with 109 points.[10]
  • In the Final Ukraine came 15th with 65 points: the public awarded Ukraine 20th place with 37 points and the jury awarded 7th place with 125 points.[10]

Points awarded to Ukraine

Points Awarded to Ukraine (Semi-Final 2)[9]
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)[1]
12 points 10 points 8 points 7 points 6 points
5 points 4 points 3 points 2 points 1 point

Points awarded by Ukraine

References

  1. ^ a b c d « Eurovision Song Contest 2012 Grand Final ». Eurovision.tv. 
  2. ^ a b c d Omelyanchuk, Olena (18 February 2012). « Ukraine: Gaitana is the Ukrainian guest in Baku ». Eurovision.tv. 
  3. ^ Busa, Alexandru (23 August 2011). « Ukraine: Kyiv plans Eurovision 2012 participation ». Esctoday.com. Archived from the original on May 12, 2012. Retrieved 25 November 2011. 
  4. ^ Jiandani, Sanjay (25 November 2011). « Ukraine: National final on February 10th ». Esctoday.com. Archived from the original on February 29, 2012. Retrieved 25 November 2011. 
  5. ^ a b c Omelyanchuk, Olena (26 January 2012). « Ukraine: 22 candidates in the national final ». Eurovision.tv. 
  6. ^ Omelyanchuk, Olena (11 February 2012). « Ukraine: running order in the national final ». Eurovision.tv. 
  7. ^ Omelyanchuk, Olena (15 February 2012). « Ukraine: Max Barskih as the 22nd contestant ». Eurovision.tv. 
  8. ^ Omelyanchuk, Olena (16 February 2012). « Matias withdrawn from the Ukrainian national selection ». Eurovision.tv. 
  9. ^ a b c « Eurovision Song Contest Semi-Final (2) ». Eurovision.tv. 
  10. ^ a b Siim, Jarmo (18 June 2012). « Eurovision 2012 split jury-televote results revealed ». Eurovision.tv. 

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