Odessa Festival 01 was the first edition of the Ukrainian music contest Odessa Festival, which selects Ukraine's entry for The Origin Song Contest. The competition was organised by the National Television Company of Ukraine (NTU) and took place on 27th January 2017.
The venue for the festival wass the
Opera and Ballet Theater in Odessa. The theme for this edition was #Passion.
Competing Entries Edit
The five competing artists along with their songs were revealed to the public on 22nd January 2017. Prior to the press conference it was not known which artists would participate or had turned down participation.
English Translation) Composers(s)
" Uhodi Po-Angliyski" (
Leave Like an English) Katya Gordon
Alexander Bard, Andreas Öhrn, Chris Wahle
(Bride) Maxim Fadeev, Olga Seryabkina
The grand final of Odessa Festival took place on 27th January 2017 at the
Odessa Opera and Ballet Theater. The five artists performed the songs in front of an audience of over 1,300. Voting was 100% from international juries. In addition, Jamala performed her song " 1944". The winning entry was " Uhodi Po-Angliyski" by Ani Lorak who beat ONUKA by a very small margin, and this song will represent Ukraine at The Origin Song Contest 01.
" Uhodi Po-Angliyski"
(Note: Entries scored out are when Ukraine did not compete since their debut)