Eurovision 2023: Ruslana will be present at the 67th Song Contest!

The national broadcaster of Ukraine, UA:PBC, confirmed today that the winner of the Eurovision Song Contest 2004, Ruslana, will be present at the 2023 Eurovision Song Contest in Liverpool.

After an Instagram post in which Ruslana questioned her exclusion from the upcoming Eurovision Song Contest in Liverpool, the national broadcaster of Ukraine confirmed that she is going to be present in Liverpool. According to UA:PBC statement:

The BBC together with the European Broadcasting Union are organising Eurovision 2023 in consultation with Public Broadcasting. On the initiative of Public Broadcasting, Ruslana, the winner of the Eurovision Song Contest 2004, was included in the program of the competition. We know for sure that the singer and her team know about these plans, and what’s more, they have already made the necessary preparations.

For today, we can only emphasize that Ruslana will perform in a number of formats that will take place before and during the Eurovision Song Contest in Liverpool, in particular in the final of the contest. As far as we know, the BBC intends to include Ruslana in the Eurovision 2023 final.

Ruslana’s victory in 2004 was a symbolic event for the entire country and initiated high standards of representation of Ukraine at the contest for almost 20 years inspired subsequent participants to new victories. So, of course, Ruslana’s participation in the show held on behalf of Ukraine is important and justified.”

Through her social media accounts Ruslana expressed her surprise that she is the only Ukrainian winner not invited at Eurovision 2023, which is hosted this year by the BBC on behalf of Ukraine. The following Ukrainian artists have already been confirmed as performing or featuring in the show:

  • Julia Sanina
  • Alyosha (ESC 2010)
  • Mariya Yaremchuk (ESC 2014)
  • Otoy
  • Zlata Dziunka (JESC 2022)
  • Kalush Orchestra (Eurovision 2022 winners)
  • Go-A (ESC 2020 & 2021)
  • Jamala (Eurovision 2016 winner)
  • Tina Karol (Eurovision 2006)
  • Verka Serduchka (Eurovision 2007)

Stay tuned on Eurovisionfun for all the details around the 2023 Eurovision Song Contest which takes place in a few days at Liverpool, the United Kingdom.

Source: Eurovoix

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