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Ukraine first entered the contest in 2003 and rapidly became one of the most successful countries in the competition.

In 15 appearances at the Eurovision Song Contest, Ukraine has never missed a Grand Final. 9 of those 14 entries have finished in the top 10, 5 have finished in the top 3, and 2 have been winners.

Ruslana became Ukraine’s first winner of the Eurovision Song Contest in 2004 and the Contest was held in the capital Kyiv the following year. Jamala scored Ukraine’s second victory in the Eurovision Song Contest in 2016.

In 2019, Ukraine had to withdraw after broadcaster UA:PBC was unable to come to an agreement with the winner, number 2 and 3 of Vidbir 2019, their national selection for the Eurovision Song Contest 2019.

The country won the Junior Eurovision Song Contest in 2012 and hosted the event in both 2009 and 2013.

Participation history

Event Contestant Song Place
Liverpool 2023
Heart Of Steel
Turin 2022
Stefania
Semi-Final
1st - 337 points
Grand Final
1st - 631 points
Rotterdam 2021
Shum
Semi-Final
2nd - 267 points
Grand Final
5th - 364 points
Rotterdam 2020
Solovey
Lisbon 2018
Under The Ladder
Semi-Final
6th - 179 points
Grand Final
17th - 130 points
Kyiv 2017
Time
Grand Final
24th - 36 points
Stockholm 2016
1944
Semi-Final
2nd - 287 points
Grand Final
1st - 534 points
Copenhagen 2014
Tick - Tock
Semi-Final
5th - 118 points
Grand Final
6th - 113 points
Malmö 2013
Gravity
Semi-Final
3rd - 140 points
Grand Final
3rd - 214 points
Baku 2012
Be My Guest
Semi-Final
8th - 64 points
Grand Final
15th - 65 points
Düsseldorf 2011
Angel
Semi-Final
6th - 81 points
Grand Final
4th - 159 points
Oslo 2010
Sweet People
Semi-Final
7th - 77 points
Grand Final
10th - 108 points
Moscow 2009
Be my Valentine! (Anti-crisis Girl)
Semi-Final
6th - 80 points
Grand Final
12th - 76 points
Belgrade 2008
Shady Lady
Semi-Final
1st - 152 points
Grand Final
2nd - 230 points
Helsinki 2007
Dancing Lasha Tumbai
Grand Final
2nd - 235 points
Athens 2006
Show Me Your Love
Semi-Final
7th - 146 points
Grand Final
7th - 145 points
Kyiv 2005
Razom Nas Bahato
Grand Final
19th - 30 points
Istanbul 2004
Wild Dances
Semi-Final
2nd - 256 points
Grand Final
1st - 280 points
Riga 2003
Hasta La Vista
Grand Final
14th - 30 points