Ukraine has participated in every edition of the ESC since their debut in 2003. Let’s take a look at their best performances

September 20, 2017

Ukraine has participated in every edition of the ESC since their debut in 2003. Let’s take a look at their best performances

Photo collage: Українська Музика

Ruslana "Wild Dances" (2004)
We saw Ruslana again in 2017, but who could forget her in “Wild Dances?” Not much has changed in thirteen years, she’s still a brilliant dancer, an insanely talented singer.


GreenJolly "Razom nas bahato" (2005)
GreenJolly seem to be the Ukranian Beastie Boys and any rap on the Eurovision Stage should be commended on their originality and conviction.


Verka Serduchka "Dancing Lasha Tumbai" (2007)
You cannot help but to head-bop to this tune. “Dancing Lasha Tumbai” is a simple but entertaining song that makes you want to drown in glitter and dance along with Verka.


Ani Lorak "Shady Lady" (2008)
“Shady Lady” felt incredibly reminiscent of disco. But, she breathed in some life into a genre that refuses to die.


Svetlana Loboda "Be My Valentine! (Anti-Crisis Girl)" (2009)
Like something out of Burlesque, “Be My Valentine” was a lively, sexy and extremely fun performance. Svetlana’s drum solo was undoubtedly the best part.


Alyosha "Sweet People" (2010)
Alyosha sang a heavy song and did so without any frivolous accessories. The undertones of hardrock added an edgy element that kept the audience on their toes


Mika Newton "Angel" (2011)
Dressed like an angel, Mika’s performance was celestial. It was not only an incredibly vocal performance, but in the sand art showcase in the background complemented the ethereal mood provided by the song.


Zlata Ognevich "Gravity" (2013)
Some of the most amazing female singers came out of Ukraine and Zlata Ognevich is one. “Gravity” pulled at all of our heartstrings and was remarkably motivational.


Mariya Yaremchuk "Tick-Tock" (2014)
“Tick-Tock” took a bit of time to grow on me, but when the chorus dropped, the crowd went wild.


Jamala "1944" (2016)
There was a lot of controversy regarding Jamala’s song choice, but there’s no denying that Jamala is a fantastic vocalist who delivered a touching and beautiful song.


O.Torvald "Time" (2017)
This band was a breath of fresh air in 2017. It was so cool to see a rock n’ roll performance amidst a handful of vocalists and pop singers.


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