Ukraine 2014

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Ukraine participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 2014 in Copenhagen, Denmark. The Ukrainian entry was selected through a national final, organised by Ukrainian broadcaster National Television Company of Ukraine (NTU). Mariya Yaremchuk performed the Ukrainian entry « Tick-Tock« , which she co-wrote with Sandra Bjurman. The song qualified from the first semi-final and placed 6th in the final, scoring 113 points.[1]

National final

National final stage

On 23 October 2013, NTU announced that a national final would be held to select Ukraine’s entry for the Eurovision Song Contest 2014.[2] A submission period for interested artists and composers was opened and lasted until 6 December 2013. After the submission deadline, artists that submitted an entry were required to take part in a casting process on 7 December 2013 where a professional jury selected 20 participants to proceed to the televised final. The professional jury that selected the competing entries consisted of NTU music producer Vladislav Baginskiy, composer and producer Mikhail Nekrasov, general producer at radio Lux.FM Yevgeniy Feshak and program director at the television channel RU Music Vladimir Kozlov.[3][4]

The televised national final took place in Kiev on 21 December 2013 where the combination of votes from a professional jury and SMS votes from the viewing audience selected Ukraine’s representative in Copenhagen.[2] The competition was hosted by Timur Miroshnychenko and Tetiana Terekhova. In addition to the performances of the competing entries, the show featured guest performances by 2013 Ukrainian Junior Eurovision entrant Sofia Tarasova, Masha Sobko, Natalia Buchynska, 2011 Ukrainian contest entrant Mika Newton, Kamaliya, Matias and 2013 Ukrainian contest entrant Zlata Ognevich[5][6]

The professional jury that evaluated and assigned votes to the competing entries consisted of the director general of NTU Oleksandr Panteleymonov, NTU music producer Vladislav Baginskiy, poet Yuriy Rybchinskiy and composers Yan Tabachnik and Mikhail Nekrasov.[7] In the event of a tie for first place, the tie would be decided in favour of the entry that received the highest amount of points from the jury.[5]

Mariya Yaremchuk was declared the winner of the competition with the song « Tick-Tock » after receiving top scores from both the jury and the public SMS vote.[6]

Draw Artist Song Composer(s) SMS Vote Jury Total Place
1 Anna-Maria « 5 Stars Hotel » Eduard Pristupa, Sergey Ozeryanskiy 136 1 3 4 16
2 Roman Polonsky « Wanted Dead Or Alive » Roman Polonsky, Sergey Dubenko 73 1 5 6 12
3 Uli Rud « Tsvetok » Misha Klimenko, Kseniya Shevchenko 76 1 1 2 20
4 Marietta « It’s My Life » Dmitriy Sidorov, Natali Dali 107 1 4 5 14
5 Stas Shurins « Why » Stas Shurins 194 4 5 9 10
6 Anatoliy Shparev « Waiting For You » A. Osadchuk 124 1 7 8 11
7 Nataliya Valevska « Love Makes You Beautiful » Linda Persson, Ylva Persson 1,050 9 5 14 5
8 Lissa Wassabi « No Fear » Yelyzaveta Zhykhareva 170 2 1 3 18
9 Volodymyr Tkachenko « Buty tam, de ty » Volodymyr Tkachenko, Iryna Pyrih 368 5 11 16 3
10 Shanis « Moya dusha » Elaydzha 47 1 9 10 9
11 Viktoria Petryk « Love Is Lord » Giga Kukhianidze, B. Kadagidze 476 7 10 17 2
12 Eugene Litvinkovich « Strelyanaya ptitsa » Eugene Litvinkovich 1,090 10 2 12 8
13 neAngely « Courageous » Alexander Bard, Andreas Öhrn, Christian Wahlberg, Per Ljungqvist, Henrik Wikström 800 8 6 14 5
14 Illaria « I’m Alive » Katerina Prishchepa 420 6 8 14 5
15 Tetiana Shyrko « Let Go » Yuliya Slobodyan, Evheniy Matyushenko 171 3 3 6 12
16 Tania BerQ « Believe Me » Borys Tarshys 41 1 3 4 16
17 Mariya Yaremchuk « Tick-Tock«  Mariya Yaremchuk 3,478 12 12 24 1
18 Viktor Romanchenko « Na krayu propasti » Volodymyr Dushevnyi, Viktor Romanchenko 1,170 11 5 16 3
19 Anna Khodorovska « Yesli yest lyubov » Ruslan Kvinta, Vitaliy Kurovskiy 99 1 2 3 18
20 Denis Lyubimov « Love » Denis Lyubimov 120 1 4 5 14

Controversy

Following the national final, several participants launched a protest against the final results, alleging that the phone lines for their entries were blocked while the phone line for Mariya Yaremchuk remained open.[8] Elena Mozgovaya, the producer of Volodymyr Tkachenko, challenged the legitimacy of the results and planned to take legal action; similar complaints were also launched by Viktoria Petryk and the duo neAngely regarding the result of the public vote.[9][10]

At Eurovision

Mariya Yaremchuk at the first semi-final dress rehearsal

During the semi-final allocation draw on 20 January 2014 at the Copenhagen City Hall, Ukraine was drawn to compete in the second half of the first semi-final on 6 May 2014.[11] In the first semi-final, the producers of the show decided that Ukraine would perform 9th, following Azerbaijan and preceding Belgium.[12] Ukraine qualified from first semi-final and competed in the final on 10 May 2014. During the winner’s press conference for the first semi-final qualifiers, Ukraine was allocated to compete in the first half of the final.[13] In the final, the producers of the show decided that Ukraine would open the show and perform 1st, preceding Belarus.[14] Ukraine placed 6th in the final, scoring 113 points.

On stage, Mariya Yaremchuk was joined by four backing vocalists: Anna Linnea, Graciela Chin A Loi, Anneli Maria Tornkvist and Elin Eva Maria Svensson. The performance featured a male dancer, Igor Kuleshyn, performing acrobatic choreography on a large running wheel. The staging was completed by Ukrainian director, choreographer and head of the ballet « Freedom », Olena Kolyadenko.[15]

In Ukraine, both the semi-finals and the final were broadcast on First National with commentary by Timur Miroshnychenko and Tetiana Terekhova.[16][17][18] All shows were also broadcast via radio on NRCU with commentary by Olena Zilinchenko.[19] The Ukrainian spokesperson revealing the result of the Ukrainian vote in the final was 2013 Ukrainian contest entrant Zlata Ognevich.[20]

Points awarded to Ukraine

Points Awarded to Ukraine (Semi-Final 1)
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
Televoting 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

Points awarded by Ukraine

Split voting results

The following five members comprised the Ukrainian jury:[21]

  • Oleksandr Zlotnyk – Chairperson – composer
  • Kateryna Komar – producer, vocal teacher
  • Kostiantyn Mishukov – producer, DJ
  • Alla Popova – singer, composer
  • Olena Valovyk – singer

Semi-final 1

The Ukrainian votes in the first semi-final were based on 50% jury voting and 50% televoting results.[22]

Semi-final 1 – Ukrainian Results
Draw Country O. Zlotnyk K. Komar K. Mishukov A. Popova O. Valovyk Average Jury Rank Televote Rank Combined Rank Scoreboard (Points)
01  Armenia 2 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 12
02  Latvia 15 10 4 15 15 13 9 13
03  Estonia 13 6 13 13 10 12 13 14
04  Sweden 1 2 2 1 2 2 4 2 10
05  Iceland 4 9 6 4 8 4 14 8 3
06  Albania 8 7 11 7 3 5 15 11
07  Russia 5 12 14 6 6 9 2 5 6
08  Azerbaijan 9 5 12 9 7 7 5 6 5
09  Ukraine
10  Belgium 12 11 15 12 11 14 8 12
11  Moldova 7 14 9 8 5 10 10 9 2
12  San Marino 11 13 7 11 12 11 7 7 4
13  Portugal 14 15 8 14 13 15 11 15
14  Netherlands 3 4 3 3 4 3 6 4 7
15  Montenegro 10 3 10 10 9 8 12 10 1
16  Hungary 6 8 5 5 14 6 3 3 8

Final

The Ukrainian votes in the final were based on 50% jury voting and 50% televoting results.[23]

Final – Ukrainian Results
Draw Country O. Zlotnyk K. Komar K. Mishukov A. Popova O. Valovyk Average Jury Rank Televote Rank Combined Rank Scoreboard (Points)
01  Ukraine
02  Belarus 3 8 10 3 3 5 4 5 6
03  Azerbaijan 9 9 17 9 10 9 10 10 1
04  Iceland 25 22 22 24 24 25 16 21
05  Norway 23 15 25 23 23 23 13 19
06  Romania 12 11 21 13 12 13 19 15
07  Armenia 8 2 4 8 8 6 2 2 10
08  Montenegro 22 20 23 20 17 21 23 24
09  Poland 6 21 11 6 7 8 1 4 7
10  Greece 7 13 16 7 6 7 15 11
11  Austria 5 3 3 5 5 3 5 3 8
12  Germany 1 4 2 1 1 2 9 6 5
13  Sweden 2 1 1 2 2 1 6 1 12
14  France 13 24 19 19 16 20 22 22
15  Russia 10 14 9 10 11 10 3 7 4
16  Italy 24 25 13 25 25 24 25 25
17  Slovenia 14 18 14 14 14 14 18 14
18  Finland 20 10 6 11 9 12 20 16
19  Spain 4 5 8 4 4 4 14 9 2
20   Switzerland 16 16 15 16 19 18 8 12
21  Hungary 11 7 7 12 18 11 7 8 3
22  Malta 17 19 18 17 13 19 24 23
23  Denmark 15 12 20 18 15 16 21 20
24  Netherlands 21 17 5 15 21 15 12 13
25  San Marino 19 23 24 21 20 22 11 17
26  United Kingdom 18 6 12 22 22 17 17 18

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