KYIV, UKRAINE – Anna Trincher became the winner of the National Selection for JESC-2015. She will represent Ukraine in Sofia, Bulgaria with the song “Pochny z sebe” (Start with yourself). The winner was chosen as a result of mixed voting: 50% – jury, 50% – televoting. Among the jury members there was Mykhailo Nekrasov, a composer and producer of Zlata Ognevich, Oleksandr Ponomariov, a first representative of Ukraine at ESC-2003, Yurii Rybchynskyi, Ukrainian lyricist, an Honoured Artist of Ukraine, Alina Aleksandrova, a director of a stylish radio “Perets-FM”, Ruslana Pysanka, actress and TV presenter.
The National Selection was held within the sea conception. The stage symbolizes the ship and three hosts were the captain, the sailing master and the boatswain. The captain was Timur Miroshnychenko, a commentator of all international contests of JESC and ESC, who was accompanied by the sailing master, Sofia Tarasova, the owner of the second prize for JESC-2013 and Roman Koliada, the boatswain, a radio presenter. So, three hosts tried to convey to the audience and viewers the sea atmosphere of the national final being on the ship-like stage at the Dnipro river. All the fans could watch the national final either live on UA:Pershyi or online on http://www.junireurovision.tv with the English commentary or on radio.
All fourteen finalists were very anxious before coming on stage in spite of the fact that some of them already participated in the National Selection the previous year. They shared their thoughts concerning their experience in green-room during the final.
Among the special guests the stage of Beach Complex “Olmeca Plage” welcomed Sofia Tarasova, Marta Rak, one-third of trio “Sympho-Nick”, Sofiia Kutsenko, also one-third of trio “Sympho-Nick”, Viktoriia Petryk, Oleksandr Ponomariov, Zlata Ognevich.
When Anna Trincher was announced a winner she was overwhelmed with emotions and confessed that she prepared for this event for 4 years. It took about half a year to prepare the stage performance. “I participated in the national selection last year but I didn’t manage to win. This time I became a winner and I am so happy and so overfilled with emotions and I couldn’t believe that my dream came true! I couldn’t sleep the day before the Final since I was so anxious. The best prize for me that day was my victory at the National Final! ” – said Anna. She participated in many national and international contests, such as “The Voice. Kids”, “Song in Romania”, Music Academy “Eurovision” and others.