Mariya Yaremchuk is the Ukrainian winner!

Mariya Yaremchuk is the Ukrainian winner!
Mariya Yaremchuk, the winner in the Ukrainian national selection. Source: Maria's VK profile
Kyiv, Ukraine -

Ukraine is the first country in this season to choose their entry in the national selection, broadcast on eurovision.tv! 20 performers with completely different musical styles made altogether an amazing show in Kyiv. At the end, the TV viewers and the expert jury chose the strongest entry that will represent Ukraine in Copenhagen. It is Mariay Yaremchuk with her song Tick-Tock!

In the beginning of the show, the hosts Timur Myroshnychenko and his beautiful colleague Tetyna Terehova explained the rules of voting. The winner of the Ukrainian national selection has been chosen by a 50/50 decision of the professional jury and the sms-voting public. Only one sms was allowed from every mobile phone. The voting started just after the last song has been performed.

Most participants in today’s show reached their breakthrough in their musical career by taking part in one of the popular Ukrainian TV projects or music talent shows like Chance, Voice Of The Country or X-Factor. The duet Anna-Maria who open the Ukrainian national selection with their ballad 5 Stars Hotel, became popular through Chance where the twin sisters scored the highest number of voices.

Among the contestant there were singers who have already tried their luck in the Eurovision Song Contest. Roman Polonsky tried his luck in the Russian and Ukrainian national qualifying rounds in 2005. Volodymyr Tkachenko participated in the pre-rounds in 2006, 2010 and 2011. Shanis performed in the Ukrainian national final in 2011. Victoria Petryk participated in the 2008 Junior Eurovision Song Contest. She came second with her song Matrosy (Sailors). Today she sang Love Is Lord.

The participants performed in English, Russian and Ukrainian. Volodymyr Tkachenko chose his song Buty, Tam De Ty (Be Where You Are) in Ukrainian because, as he said, it’s a beautiful language and he wants everybody to listen to it.

After all 20 entries had been performed, the audience was entertained by Sofia Tarasova who participated in the 2013 Junior Song Contest. Famous Ukrainian singers Masha Sobko, Nataliya Buchynska, Kamalia, Matias performed on stage in the NTU studio. Mika Newton, the participant in the 2010 Eurovision Song Contest came to support today's finalists. And of course, the charming Zlata Ognevich performed for the audience.

It the end, the audience gave the highest number of votes to Mariya Yaremchuk and her up-tempo pop song Tick-Tock. The jury has also decided for Mariya!


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  • Posted on 16 March 2014 at 11:54
    This is not my favourite song. Good luck! In all meanings, Ukraine. report to the moderator
  • Posted on 8 March 2014 at 19:42
    She is very beautifull she`s looking little Rihana :) My mather was born in Ukraine and my SMS will send to Ukraine ... report to the moderator
  • Posted on 11 February 2014 at 14:27
    what T H are they thinking of? this is not a song.. not enough even for JESC!! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 11 January 2014 at 07:35
    Maria Yaremchuk is gonna win this year, she got stron voice and song, also she is looking good. report to the moderator
  • Posted on 9 January 2014 at 13:30
    I don't dislike her... The song chorus is a Little catchy.
    But my potential fav were Neangely! :'(
    For me those girls really deserved to win!
    Or the 2nd option for me was Marietta with It's my life! :) report to the moderator
  • Posted on 7 January 2014 at 10:16
    She's so beautiful :3
    Why russian, belarusian or ukrainian women are so beautiful ? :O report to the moderator
  • Posted on 6 January 2014 at 21:24
    NO!!!!!!!!
    Where is Zlata?????? report to the moderator
  • Posted on 2 January 2014 at 10:37
    I think this song will be difficult to go to the final.
    She looks beautiful but cheap.
    The song is old fashion and nothing special.
    Wrong choice Ukraine !!! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 28 December 2013 at 09:02
    In general, it is the European
    song, but it stuck in my head.
    Think well, Maria wish good
    luck to win!!! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 28 December 2013 at 02:07
    Cheap as always That's what
    we expect from the Ukraine!
    Looking forward to loads of
    fireworks and half-naked dancers
    on stage! Winner 2014 BRAVO!!! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 27 December 2013 at 15:03
    First song to be disqualified. Good job, Ukraine!
    Now let's hope the other songs Europe is destined to pick won't be as bad as this one. report to the moderator
  • Posted on 27 December 2013 at 03:35
    This sing reminds me Armenian "Boom-Boom". Same cheap trash. report to the moderator
  • Posted on 25 December 2013 at 12:54
    Svitlana Shiyan, This is FALSE! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 24 December 2013 at 22:37
    NASTENKARUM80 (MADRID)
    I like this girl! She' charming. And the song shoukd be heard in Europe! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 24 December 2013 at 22:35