Sunday, May 15, 2011

4 Ukraine - Angel - Mika Newton

4 - 159 pts / 6 - 81 pts in semi 2
Mika Newton (Мiка Ньютон born Oksana Hrytsai, Оксана  Грицай) won the chaotic Ukrainian preselection process with the Russian language song Angeli (ангелы, Angels).
After dissatisfaction with the validity of the results a rematch final was planned between the top three songs, but the other contestants Jamala and Zlata Ognevich withdrew, leaving Mika with the Eurovision ticket.
The song was performed in English at the contest.

2012: Zlata Ognevich went on to win the Ukrainian national final for Malmö 2013.

Mika Newton homepage
Mika's Myspace

Angel - English Eurovision version
two 1-track promos, Düsseldorf CD
Angeli - Ангел - Russian
websites only
Angel - English longer version
websites only, longer intro
Angel - Karaoke
Digital release through official Eurovision website
A quite good  remix dubbed the L. Horchata remix has been going round on the net, but I don't think it's official.

A 1-track promo with the English version is issued. The disc also includes bio and fotos.
A second promo has the same content but comes in a larger presskit. (pic below)

Mika Newton was joined on the Eurovision stage by sand-artist Kseniya Simonova (Ксенія Олександрівна Симонова) who was the winner of Ukraine Got Talent in 2009. Watch her winning performance here at the Tube. She also appeared on the Oprah show and the Gala for the YouTube Youth Orchestra.
Kseniya Simonova website (in Russian) also in English.

Listen to all the songs from the Ukrainian finale here at 1tv.
Scroll down a bit; the winner is song 13 in the audio list.

Ukraine in 2010 (Alyosha) and 2009 (Svetlana Loboda)
Special thanks to Patrick

Read more about Jamala (national finalist #3) here at Eurocovers.
Zlata Ognevich at the Malmö Collection.

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