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Wrap-up: Ukraine trying to beat crisis

06 June 2009 at 11:11 CEST

Who is Svetlana Loboda?

The creative genius of Svetlana Loboda performed for Ukraine at this year's contest. She's a local icon in many areas, starting with singing and ending with script writing and fashion. Studying piano, conducting, variety and jazz vocal, having the experience of composer, leading role actress in a musical, TV-host, designer, photographer, singer in Ukraine’s, Russia’s and CIS most popular girls band Viagra and finally a solo artist, in her 27th year Svetlana is one of the top music stars in her country.

"Ukraine is awesome! She performed in London and everyone fell in love with her!" a fan saw the reason behind that.  A Belgian fan was ecstatic about Svetlana's entry: "I adore this song, it's really well done! Ukraine rocks again this year!". Her anti-crisis-valentine song brought a total of 76 points and gave her the twelfth place.

Check out who exactly is Svetlana Loboda by clicking on her Artist Profile.

How did it all start?

Now in Moscow...

After the Shows



Ukraine has been very successful at Europe's favourite TV-show, finishing second twice in the two previous years and winning the event in 2004 with Ruslana's Wild Dances. They will also host the Junior Eurovision Song Contest this fall in Kiev. How will their national selection look in 2010? How will they do in Oslo? Find all of that out right here at!

You can expect more wrap-up articles from us about the 2009 Eurovision Song Contest participants. Stay tuned!