Jamala for Ukraine to Stockholm

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Singer has won the Ukrainian Eurovision heat Sauma. With her song 1944 she will her country, that after one year of absence returns to the competition, represent in Stockholm.

In a long heat with six participating songs gave a three-member jury, including Ruslana from 2004, and the Ukrainian viewers each 50% of the points. The jury chose the Group The Hardkiss, but the public Sauma put on the first place.

Jamala had with her song all furore created in the national and international press. The leading British news media The Guardian devoted an article already on the singer. 1944 deals with the deportation of the Crimean Tatars under the rule of Stalin, and the Crimea came last year in the world news after the Ukrainian peninsula was annexed by the Russians last year. It is clear that the Ukrainians with a message return to the Eurovision song contest.

The final result:

# Artist Number Jury Public Total Place
1 Brunettes Shoot Blondes Every Monday 1 1 2 6
2 Jamala 1944 5 6 11 1
3 NuAngels Higher 3 2 5 5
4 Pur: Pur We Do Change 2 3 5 4
5 SunSay Love Manifesto 4 4 8 3
6 The Hardkiss Helpless 6 5 11 2

Just like our Laura Tesoro will also participate Sauma in the second half of the second semifinal of the Eurovision song contest, coming on Thursday 12 may.