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Mika Newton confirmed as Ukrainian representative

02 March 2011 at 14:43 CET

The sms-votes from the Ukrainian national selection on last Saturday have been recounted once more. This time, the sms limit from one mobile phone has been set and only the twenty first sms were declared valid for the voting.

After such a recounting, Mika Newton reached the most points (31,54%) and was confirmed as a winner of the Ukrainian national selection. Zlata Ognevich came second (29,42%) and Jamala took the third place (16,47%).

So, after all disputes, the Ukrainian public TV channel Pershy Natsionalny announced that Mika Newton would represent her home country in the 2011 Eurovision Song Contest.