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Ukraine has once again confirmed its Eurovision record, but there is a nuance with Luxembourg. What is known

Ukraine wins the semifinals once again. Source: Screenshot

Ukraine has managed to maintain its record at the Eurovision Song Contest as the country that has reached the final every time since its participation. As of 2024, Ukrainians will perform side by side with finalists from other countries 19 times.

So far, only Luxembourg can attempt to break this record, as it also made it to the top ten winners of the semifinals for the first time. However, there is a nuance that makes it difficult to call the representatives of this country record holders. OBOZ.UA will tell you more about it.

Ukraine

Ukrainians first took part in the contest in 2003, when pop singer Alexander Ponomarev went to Riga. Back then, the contest was still held without semifinals, so all the artists sang at only one show, where the winner was immediately announced.

Already in 2004, the rules changed, and the final performance had to be fought for in the semifinals. With the exception of 2005, 2017, and 2023, when Ukrainians hosted the competition and automatically got into the grand final, the place had to be won through the voting of the audience and the jury.

Ukraine has once again confirmed its Eurovision record, but there is a nuance with Luxembourg. What is known

If the Ukrainians hadn't refused to participate in 2019 because of the traitor Maruv, and if the show hadn't been canceled in 2020 because of Covid-19, Ukraine could have prepared for the final 21 times.

Luxembourg

The participants from Luxembourg can hardly be called record holders, as 2024 was the first time they took part in the competition under the new format rules. Luxembourg participated in the Eurovision Song Contest from 1956 to 1993 with rare exceptions, after which it forgot about the show for 30 years.

Ukraine has once again confirmed its Eurovision record, but there is a nuance with Luxembourg. What is known
Ukraine has once again confirmed its Eurovision record, but there is a nuance with Luxembourg. What is known

Formally, the country will be considered the second participant, which has always made it to the final by performing in the semifinals, only after May 11, when it will finally take part in the final show of the competition.

As a reminder, OBOZ.UA was broadcasting live, describing the most interesting events, performances and scandals of the first semifinal.

As you know:

  • Ukraine's representatives at the Eurovision Song Contest were greeted with applause when they performed their first live performance choreographed by director Tanya Muinho. During the performance, Jerry Heil was injured. The whole world is delighted with the Ukrainians, but some users still criticized them.
  • The Croatian participant, Baby Lasagna, who is predicted to win by a large margin, "tore up" the audience and rose even higher in the bookmakers' rankings.
  • By the way, two delegations supported Ukraine in its fight against the Russian occupiers.
  • After the show, the finalists were drawn for the first time, where the "producer's choice" was introduced.

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