Last night, Ukraine chose its representative for the 2009 Eurovision Song Contest. Fifteen songs fought it out and at the end of the night Be My Valentine by Svitlana Loboda was declared the winner.
The show was held in Ukraina Hall in Ukraine, Kyiv. It was broacast by Ukrainian national tv First Channel.
The songs were performed in this order last night:
1. Lenara – Flash
2. Hot Chocolate – Kiss
3. Tetyana Bryantseva – Sweet and Sugar Baby
4. Denis Barkanov – You Are My Love and Pain
5. Zaklyopki – Time Is Up
6. Nataliya Volkova – Gush
7. 4 Kings – Tearin’ Up My Heart
8. ANA – You’re Like a Paradise
9. Svitlana Loboda – Be My Valentine
10. GODO – Olvidamos
11. Nikita – Beauty Saves the World
12. Olexander Panaiotov – Superhero
13. Ira Poizen – You Freed Me
14. Kishe – Midnight
15. Tori Joy – Smile
The results were decided with a mix of jury and televoting (50% – 50%)
Last night, there were also some representatives of other countries promoting their entry for this year’s Eurovision Song Contest. Jade from the United Kingdom with My Time, Petr Elfimov from Belarus with The Eyes That Never Lies, Lidia Kopania from Poland with I Don’t Wanna Leave and Sasha Son from Lithuania with Pasiklydes Zmogus. Ruslana, winner of the 2004 Eurovision Song Contest with Wild Dances, also performed her newest songs during the show.
At the end of the night, the final results were:
- Svetlana Loboda – Be My Valentine (28 points)
- Zaklyopki – Time Is Up (22 points)
- Alexander Panayotov – Superhero (22 points)
- Ira Poison – You Freed Me (22 points)
- Denis Barkanov – You Are My Love and Pain (19 points)
- Tori Joy – Smile (18 points)
- Natalia Volkova – Gush (16 points)
- Hot Chocolate – Kiss (13 points)
- Lenara – Flash (12 points)
- GODO – Zahadayemo Bazhannya (11 points)
- 4 Kings – Tearin’ Up My Heart (10 points)
- Kishe – Midnight (8 points)
- Tetyana Bryantseva – Sweet and Sugar Baby (5 points)
- Ana – You’re Like a Paradise (4 points)
Svetlana Loboda took the ticket to Moscow with her song Be My Valentine and she participate in the second semifinal on May 14th.
Ukraine was the runner up at the Eurovision Song Contest in both 2007 and 2008, with Verka Serduchka’s Dancing Lasha Tumbai and Ani Lorak’s Shady Lady.
You can watch the winning performance of Be My Valentine by Svetlana Loboda below: