Ukraine: Jamala

Ukraine Jamala

 

 

When strangers are coming…
They come to your house,
They kill you all and say,
We’re not guilty, not guilty

Politically potent, yes. Musically agreeable, no. Jamala is really going for it in the Ukrainian corner this year… but I just wish it were a little friendlier on the ear. But perhaps that’s the point.

 

Credit: Sasha Samsonova


 

 

All Kinds of Everything: interview with Jamala


 Babushki4 vs. Lordi4

TIEBREAK

Neither. I just don’t like this kind of music.

ABBA4 vs. Eurovision Song Contest 2014

WINNER: ABBA

They recorded a number of really cool songs.

What does the Ukrainian public think of Eurovision?

Ukraine really pays attention to Eurovision. It’s always in the centre of public view. And even more than the grand final, the Ukrainian media and public like to discuss the national selection. Ukraine loves Eurovision.

Do you have any rituals before going on stage?

No, I just pray.

Who is your favourite Eurovision act of all time?

I usually pay attention to performers, musicians, vocals and their musical background. I like Raphael Gualazzi’s Madness of Love, The Common Linnets’ Calm After The Storm and Euphoria by Loreen.

How do you normally watch the Eurovision Song Contest?

Usually I watch it at home with my friends. And last year I watched it at home as well, but no special tradition. We drink tea, eat fruits and snacks and discuss every entry.


 

 

Hello Europe, it’s Camilla calling! Here are the points from the House of Apcar vote.

Ukraine: 4 points

According to my own personal preference, I have awarded points to all 43 acts entering this year’s contest using the EBU’s scoring system (12, 10 and 8-1 points).