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Victor Hondal


7/Mar at 14:02

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NTU's plans go on

Ukraine: National final to take place tomorrow

Despite previous informations reporting that the Ukrainian national final, scheduled for tomorrow, March 8th, had been temporarily suspended by a Kiev-based tribunal, due to the protests of one of the contestants and her manager, can reveal that the broadcaster's plans go on and the final will finally be held in time.

Criticism to the Ukrainian national selection method for this year's Eurovision Song Contest came from Anastasía Prijodko, now contestant at the Russian national final. Anastasia's manager, Yelena Mozgovaya, claimed that both the national broadcaster and the jury members did not use trustworthy methods to choose the contestants at the country's national final for Eurovision. Then, Anastasia decided to withdraw from the competition and join Russia's national selection.

Therefore, the Ukrainian final will be held tomorrow, March 8th, at 17:00 CET, as initially scheduled. The show will take place at the Ukraina Palace, in Kiev, and will be broadcast on NTU's first channel 1TV. A webcast will be available as well. The winner will be chosen by a mixture of jury vote and public televote, with priority given to the jury in case of tie.

The running order for the show is as follows:

  1. Lenara - Flash

  2. Hot Chocolate - Kiss

  3. Tetyana Bryantseva - Sweet and sugar baby

  4. Denis Barkanov - You are my love and pain

  5. Zaklyopki -Time is up

  6. Nataliya Volkova - Gush

  7. 4 Kings - Tearin’ up my heart

  8. ANA -You’re like a paradise

  9. Svitlana Loboda - Be my Valentine

  10. GODO - Olvidamos

  11. NikitA - Beauty saves the world

  12. Olexander Panaiotov - Superhero

  13. Ira Poizen - You freed me

  14. Kishe - Midnight

  15. Tori Joy - Smile

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ukrainian lover [54799]
Sun 8 Mar 2009 09:30:28

Alex Amos
Superhero is song for losers like you
bye bye

Guessy [25920]
Sun 8 Mar 2009 02:55:00

And NIKITA's song is a PLAGIAT to C.C.CATCH!

Guessy [25920]
Sun 8 Mar 2009 02:36:23


Alex Amos [44767]
Sun 8 Mar 2009 01:34:45

Superhero is much better than tasteless trash from Loboda.

My Vision [53295]
Sat 7 Mar 2009 21:09:24

goooooooooooo Svetlana!!! :)

Olga Pripodobna [26425]
Sat 7 Mar 2009 20:05:53

Actually I really like Olexander's song-superhero.even it is pretty similar to Britney's womanizer song.But if you listen carefully you can hear that there is nothing similar except that part where he sings superhero,superhero!
Olexander would be best choice for Ukraine this year.Maybe not victory,but good place in final 100%!
If not him,than maybe Hot Chocolate-pretty good too!

Erviin Ervin [52401]
Sat 7 Mar 2009 19:41:33

Tetyana Bryantseva - Sweet and sugar baby

Marko Bojic [53665]
Sat 7 Mar 2009 19:35:34

@ Jonny
I like it alot, but I am afraid live version is not good enough!Check it if you want:

Jonny the Duck! [46883]
Sat 7 Mar 2009 19:18:18

Thanks for the link, "every kiss" is a really good song ... I haven't heard any of the other songs in their NF but if they send that i'll be more than happy with them :D

My Vision [53295]
Sat 7 Mar 2009 19:11:46


Anyone check up Svetlana live performance on youtube and you will understand why! She puts up really cool performances, she is in a class of her own.

Please not Alexander!!!

Svetlana Loboda for Ukraine!!

Matt Lavine [55380]
Sat 7 Mar 2009 18:19:08

hmm Good Luck Ukrainee ;) (K) My Top 5.

2.Azerbaijan or Spain


E. P. [44620]
Sat 7 Mar 2009 16:54:57

@Juan Lugoholt, thank you! He will probably sing in two or three languages.
Best wishes to Ukraine! :)

Alex Amos [44767]
Sat 7 Mar 2009 16:45:38

Louis LaFontaine, it's better to have at least some scandals than nothing at all like in Belgium, lol.

Alex Amos [44767]
Sat 7 Mar 2009 16:41:26

ukrainian lover, you're an idiot... the jury allowed her to sing that song ;) she could exchange it on another one without problems, they even agreed but ORT invited her so she chose Russia and NTU had to play this PR-circus together with Mozgovaya who gave them the opportunity to host the NF in "Ukraina" palace, btw.
This is show business. Both sides got awesome ratings.

TurQuality Fire [45505]
Sat 7 Mar 2009 16:35:43

superhero is just a cheap copy of britney spears's "womanizer" and it's performer is so bad.. i didn't like "be my valentine" like "shady lady" but it seems much better than "superhero" for sure.

Fabio Deluca [37739]
Sat 7 Mar 2009 16:03:29

I am not that fond of "Superhero". But maybe Alexandr deserves to win, since he was robbed last year in the Russian final, when he had the best song of the night. It's a shame this song is not as good as "Crescent And Cross"...

Juan Lugoholt [43518]
Sat 7 Mar 2009 16:03:16

from East the only one I love the most is Lithuania's entry and I hope he is going to sing in lithuanian, it sounds great... even I wait for ukraine, russia and serbia's results

Marcell Feh�r [36766]
Sat 7 Mar 2009 15:55:12

My favourites
- Hot Chocolate - Kiss
- Tetyana Bryantseva - Sweet and sugar baby
- Nataliya Volkova - Gush
- Olexander Panaiotov - Superhero
- Tori Joy - Smile

ukrainian lover [54799]
Sat 7 Mar 2009 15:28:47

Then, Anastasia decided to withdraw from the competition and join Russia's national selection.

it's lie! it's lie! it's lie! it's lie! it's lie!
she sang an old song in semi-final!!!

Heine Petersen [10728]
Sat 7 Mar 2009 15:28:44

Let the russian choose Valeriya AND GET DISQUALIFED on home soile ......!!!


Odd-Einar Berdal [38852]
Sat 7 Mar 2009 15:28:43

Nonononono! Ukraine, one of my favourites EVERY year... THIS is just terrible! What a disapointment...

Blaise Jones [45605]
Sat 7 Mar 2009 15:23:56

Ukraine, Russia and Serbia are still to decide, 3 of the most successful Eurovision nations recently. It'll be interesting.

They need to save it for the East... This year (for the first time in a looong time) Western Europe has entered much better songs than the East.

ukrainian lover [54799]
Sat 7 Mar 2009 15:22:34

bad national final.... yes!
but we hope for svitlana loboda
we haven't scandals.
ambitions of losers, nothing anymore

esc turkey [53633]
Sat 7 Mar 2009 15:18:28

Good luck Ukraine ;)

Louis LaFontaine [45220]
Sat 7 Mar 2009 14:51:31

A bad national final... and besides a scandal? Shame on Ukraine this year...

serkan _istanbul [54209]
Sat 7 Mar 2009 14:46:29


CoStAkIs (pakoukos) [40092]
Sat 7 Mar 2009 14:42:30

Well, I love "Superhero" but I believe that "Be My Valentine" will win.
Wow, if this wins, we will have many eurotrash songs this year...

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