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Monday, 11 November 2013 11:14

Ukraine: Ruslana Takes Up New Role in Music

The winner of the 2004 Eurovision Song Contest, Ruslana has revealed that she will be taking part in the Ukrainian Version of the Clash of the Choirs. Ruslana will be accompanied by Zlata Ognevich, who represented the same country this year in Malmo. This announcement was no surprise to the Ukrainian publicwith her vast experience in conducting. During 1998 Ruslana hand conducted an orchestra for her first tour Tour across the castles of Ukraine. The following year she had conducted the orchestra during the opening ceremony of the Tavria Games.

Ruslana had also conducted children choir within the Eurovision Song Contest 2005 and recorded the song U rytmi sertci (In the Rhythm of the Heart) and in 2006 she conducted another orchestra within the celebration of 750th anniversary of her hometown L’viv. The audience will see Ruslana in a new role of celebrity coach of the choir. She graduated the L’viv Music Academy Mykola Lysenko in 1995 as choral conductor and was the student of a prominent Ukrainian composer and conductor who is also regarded as the father of the Ukrainian Choral Conducting School, Mykola Kolessa.

With this announcement one can note that 2013 is proving to be a great year for Ruslana following the release for her International Album titled My Boo which is the English version of the same album but was released last year in her native language. Stay tuned to escflashmalta.com for all of the latest news about former winners of the Eurovision Song Contest as they embark on diverse projects.

Source: Press Release

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Ruslana, winner of the 2004 edition of the Eurovision Song Contest with the track Wild Dances has confirmed to the media, and the general public that she will be one of the judges during Eurosong 2014, the Belgian pre-selection which will see to the choice of both the artist and the entry alike. The format of the new selection process is set to resemble that of a casting show in the early stages before becoming a proper showcase where original songs, ready for the Eurovision Song Contest will be put forward in front of an international jury and tele-voting with a panel of guest judges in the studio passing their opinion.

Earlier this year, the Francophone broadcaster, RTBF internally selected Roberto Bellarosa who went onto perform the track Love Kills, taking Belgium straight into the final where he finished in a credible twelfth place, the second best result since the introduction of the two semi-final format. VRT, the broadcaster responsible for next years' entry last obtained a positive result in 2010 when Tom Dice and his entry Me and My Guitar finished in sixth place as their last try in 2012 ended in great disappointment with Iris and the track Would You? only managing a penultimate position in the semi-final. Stay tuned to escflashmalta.com for all of the latest news.

Source: Ruslana's Official Website

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Ruslana, winner of the Eurovision Song Contest back in 2004 with the track Wild Dances which she co-wrote alongside Aleksandr Ksenofontov, Jamie Maher, Michael Fayne and Sherena Dugani is currently preparing for the release of her next international album, that entitled My Boo which is being published through EMI Music. Ruslana, a successful singer/songwriter has seen her music top the charts in Ukraine on four occasions, the most recent being in 2012 with the release of the studio album Ey-fory-ya which also contained an anthem used during the EUFA EURO 2012. In the past two days, she graced the stage of the World Outgames and the Antwerp Pride in Belgium where thousands of people were gobsmacked by her astonishing performance.

This is Euphoria, the lead single off her new album is co-written with Stefan Orn, who was also one of the songwriters behinf the track Running Scared, winning entry of the 2011 Eurovision Song Contest on behalf of Azerbaijan. It is important to denote that the Ukrainian version of the song was released before Euphoria by Loreen came about and therefore, there is was theft of intellectual property involved. You may purchase the brand new single from the local iTunes store here and you may also watch the official video found on viral website, YouTube through this link. In the meantime, escflashmalta.com collaborator, Olivier Vanhoutte sent us a video message specifically designated towards our audience where Ruslana speaks of her love towards Malta, Chiara, the three time Eurovision Song Contest representative and also a possible visit.

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Ruslana, one of the most popular female performers in Ukraine recently organised an event which was broadcast on television and the internet. Bearing the name Ogo Show, the vocalist wanted to promote her most recent album entitled My Boo (Together) published and distributed by EMI Music. The show, which encompassed the tour supporting the release included twenty-four (24) concerts in total, all comprising of mass games held in the largest cities in Ukraine. Nevertheless, the actual Ogo Show had already been organised in the United States of America, Turkey and Russia as part of Ruslana's international activities.

Several people were involved with records showing around 130,000 participants and 12,000 volunteers which by any standard is relatively large. Ruslana, winner of the Eurovision Song Contest in 2004 with the track Wild Dances on behalf of Ukraine is currently preparing to visit Antwerp in Belgium for this years' edition of the Worldoutgames and the Antwerp Pride. She will not be the only performer there noting that former Eurovision Song Contest participants; Chiara, Glen Vella and Hera Bjork were also included in the line-up. Wild Dances was a major hit in Belgium amassing number one (1) for ten (10) consecutive weeks back in 2004 whilst staying five (5) months in the official singles chart. Stay tuned to escflashmalta.com for all of the latest news.

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Saturday, 13 October 2012 17:02

Ukraine: Regulations for Selection Published

Ukraine is known to be one of the most successful participating countries in the Eurovision Song Contest and this is surely due to the fact that they have always managed to get out of the semi-final and thus straight to the final where their results have been quite positive as well with half their appearances seeing them into the top ten. Nevertheless, it seems that Baku in Azerbaijan did not bring them too much luck because Gaitana and her track Be My Guest failed to get the people to rally behind her finishing in a disappointing fifteenth place in the final, and only managing that and qualification thanks to the jury with the public putting her in the bottom three in the semi-final. NTU, the Ukrainian broadcaster has just released the rules and regulations for 2013.

The Eurovision Song Contest will be moving into the city of Malmo found in Sweden and it has to be noted that NTU wishes to show that the country can be extremely transparent in their selection procedures and that is why, it has been revealed that everyone has to follow the rules set forth by the European Broadcasting Union including the age, which has to be sixteen by the day of the first semi-final, that the song has to be three minutes long and not released before the 1st September 2012. Interestingly enough, it seems that foreign songwriters will be able to submit tracks into the selection but the performers most likely will need to be Ukrainian still. All of the songs will need to be sent in by the 22nd December 2012 to NTU where twenty of them will be selected by an internal jury. The date for the national final has been set for the 16th February 2013 and the result will be decided through a jury and public vote respectively. Stay tuned to escflashmalta.com for all of the latest news as soon as it becomes available.

Source: NTU

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