Ukraine

Ukraine is the best scoring country in the Eurovision Song Contest (click here for proof). The country debuted in 2003, one year before the semi-finals were introduced. The semi-finals did not prove to be a hurdle for the country’s contestants: until now all participants reached the final.

Ukraine stood at the top of the podium twice. In 2004, Ruslana won with Wild dances, a song that referred to the culture of the Hutsults - the highlanders who live in the Carpathian Mountains. In 2016, Jamala won the contest with 1944, a song about the prosecution of the Crimean Tatars. Furthermore, there were two runner-ups and another five contestants, who reached the top ten. As such, Ukraine remains the Eurovision-country to beat.

 

Translation: Elenja Vogel

Performance

Entries 15
Average Performance 73.8%

Entries

Rotterdam 2020
Go_A — Solovey
(Taras Shevchenko/Kateryna Pavlenko)
Lisbon 2018
MELOVIN — Under the ladder
(MELOVIN/Mike Ryals)
17th
130
Kyiv 2017
O.Torvald — Time
(Zhenia Galych/Denys Miziuk/Kamenchuk Yevhen)
24th
36
Stockholm 2016
Jamala — 1944
(Jamala)
1st
534
Copenhagen 2014
Mariya Yaremchuk — Tick-tock
(Mariya Yaremchuk/Sandra Bjurman)
6th
113
Malmö 2013
Zlata Ognevich — Gravity
(Mikhail Nekrasov/Karen Kavaleryan)
3rd
214
Baku 2012
Gaitana — Be my guest
(Gaitana/KIWI Project)
15th
65
Düsseldorf 2011
Mika Newton — Angel
(Ruslan Kvinta/Maryna Skomorohova)
4th
159
Oslo 2010
Alyosha — Sweet people
(Olena Kucher/Borys Kukoba/Vadim Lisitsa)
10th
108
Moscow 2009
Svetlana Loboda — Be my Valentine! (Anti-crisis girl)
(Svetlana Loboda/Yevgeny Matyushenko)
12th
76
Belgrade 2008
Ani Lorak — Shady Lady
(Philipp Kirkorov/Karen Kavaleryan)
2nd
230
Helsinki 2007
Verka Serduchka — Dancing lasha tumbai
(Andrei Danilko)
2nd
235
Athens 2006
Tina Karol — Show me your love
(Tina Karol)
7th
145
Kyiv 2005
Greenjolly — Razom nas bahato
(Greenjolly)
19th
30
Istanbul 2004
Ruslana — Wild dances
(Ruslana Lyzchicko/Alexander Ksenofontov)
1st
280
Riga 2003
Olexandr — Hasta la vista
(Tzvika Pik/Mirit Shem-Ur)
14th
30

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