Jamala, the winner of the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest has expressed her hopes for the upcoming competition in Ukraine. Speaking exclusively to Eurovision.tv she reflected on her journey since Stockholm and revealed her plans for the coming year.
"My story, my win, proved that if you are very clear, very honest with your audience, you will win. The song was full of emotions and the people in the arena, on their sofas, in bars, in restaurants, all over the world, they felt it and understood me. I am the happiest person in the world because my music and my lyrics were understandable".
"I am happy that we will have Eurovision in Ukraine, in Kyiv. I think it is very important for our country, especially nowadays. I think we can change the subject a little bit, we were famous for our political issues, our war, but Ukraine is a country that is full of really talented people. I hope we can do the best we can to host Eurovision fans in our country".