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Alyona Alyona and Jerry Heil win in Ukraine

04 February 2024 at 18:57 CET
Alyona Alyona and Jerry Heil will represent Ukraine in Malmö
Alyona Alyona and Jerry Heil have won Vidbir and will represent Ukraine in Malmö with their song 'Teresa & Maria'.

The show was broadcast live on the Eurovision Song Contest YouTube channel, but due to technical difficulties the results were revealed live the following evening.

The duo topped the public vote and narrowly beat Ziferblat (who won the overall jury vote) and returning Eurovision Song Contest participant Mélovin. 

Alyona Alyona & Jerry Heil say that Teresa & Maria is a song about women who carry a titanic weight on their shoulders: 

'On behalf of women, we are talking about the importance of unity for significant actions and victories. And even though we, as Ukrainians, wrote this song about Ukraine, everyone can recognise themselves in the lyrics. We're talking about unification because that's what creates synergy and brings much more results.'

The evening was presided over by one of the hosts of the Eurovision Song Contest 2023, Julia Sanina, one of the hosts of the Eurovision Song Contest 2017, Timur Miroshnychenko, and the stand-up comedian Vasyl Baidak. 

Ukraine at the Eurovision Song Contest

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

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, with Kalush Orchestra earning a third triumph in 2022.

Ukraine is the only country at the Eurovision Song Contest to have qualified from every Semi-Final it has competed in. 

The Eurovision Song Contest will take place in Malmö, Sweden on Tuesday 7 May (First Semi-Final), Thursday 9 May (Second Semi-Final) and Saturday 11 May (Grand Final) 2024.

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