Ruslana will be a jury member at Ukrainian national selection!
It has been revealed that Eurovision 2004 winner Ruslana will be a member of the jury at Ukraine’s national selection for Eurovision 2016!
“The news that the national selection in Ukraine will be held at this level was a positive point for me. Finally, the selection of the representative for the Eurovision will go the same way as in other European countries. I can see a team of professionals working on preparing the event and I am sure it will be a real national selection. I‘ve got something to compare to as I was on the jury of national selections all across Europe. And I am not just “a person from the museum”, who won the Eurovision over ten years ago, I am a musician in good shape and I’m ready to share my knowledge and experience with the selected winner. Eurovision has gone far beyond being just a musical event – it’s a competition that brings people together”, said Ruslana.
Ruslana will be joined on the jury by Andriy Danilko who was runner up at Eurovision 2007 as his alter ego, Verka Serduchka, and Konstantin Meladze, the co-founder and co-producer of Ukrainian group, Nu Virgos.
The semi finals of Ukraine’s selection show will take place on February 6 and February 13. The final will be held on February 21. The winner will be decided by a combination of jury votes and televotes.