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Jamala presents official music video for “1944”

September 23, 2016 |

About four months after Jamala won the Eurovision Song Contest 2016 with the song “1944,” the official music video for the song was presented!

Watch the official music video for “1944” below!




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Eurovision 2016 winner, Jamala: I miss home

September 20, 2016 |


During an interview for political newspaper El Confidencial the winner of the Eurovision Song Contest 2016, Jamala, said she misses visiting her parents’ home.

“I miss my parents. I feel sorry for not being able to go home. It … Read More

Sofiia Rol to represent Ukraine at Junior Eurovision 2016!

September 20, 2016 |

Yesterday, Ukraine held their national final to select their entry for this year’s Junior Eurovision. Sofiia Rol was chosen as the winner and will go to Malta in November with her song, “Planet Craves For Love.”

Sofiia was chosen as the winner … Read More

Ukrainian selection for Junior Eurovision 2016 kicks off August 13!

August 12, 2016 |


The semi-final for the Ukrainian national selection for Junior Eurovision 2016 will take place on Saturday, August 13.

The songs and performances will be judged by a jury made up of:  Mariya Burmaka, Ukrainian singer and composer; Svitlana Tarabarova, … Read More

Ukraine confirms Junior Eurovision 2016 participation

July 8, 2016 |

Ukrainian broadcaster, NTU, has confirmed participation in the Junior Eurovision Contest 2016 and well as announce their national selection process.

From July 8 through August 10, Ukrainian singers aged 9-14 may submit their applications to participate in the national … Read More

Jamala releases her album in Europe!

July 8, 2016 |

Over a month since her Eurovision win, reigning champion Jamala has realeased her album, “1944” in Europe.



The album is published by Universal Music Group and will be available to purchase in Europe. It includes Jamala’s Eurovision-winning … Read More

Jamala signed letter of support for Kyiv pride

June 14, 2016 |

The winner of the Eurovision Song Contest 2016, Jamala, signed an open letter from Amnesty International to the mayor of Kyiv in support of the Kyiv Pride march. In her letter, Jamala encouraged Ukrainians to accept the LGBT community and … Read More

Most Russians want to boycott Eurovision 2017 in Ukraine

June 2, 2016 |

Based on a recent poll by the Russian Public Opinion Research Center with 1,600 people living 130 areas of 46 regions in Russia, the results state that most people that responded believe that Russia should not participate in Eurovision 2017 … Read More

Sergey Lazarev’s position on Crimea

June 2, 2016 |

 After Ukraine chose Jamala and her song “1944,” many Russian media outlets jumped on the chance to state that the song was too political for Eurovision.

Russian media stated that the song was a criticism of the Russian invasion and … Read More

The only country to not vote for the Eurovision 2016 winner was…

May 31, 2016 |

Iceland was the only competing country in this year’s Eurovision that did not vote for Ukraine.

Forty-one countries gave points to Ukraine (from either the televotes or jury) and supported Jamala and Ukraine in the Grand Final. However, Iceland gave null … Read More

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