Ukraine has had better songs through the years. Better presentations as well. But they sure know how to put on a party.
Gajtana - Be My Guest (Ukraine 2012)
The big purpose with the Ukranian entry seemed to be to promote the European Football Championships more than anything else, and that seems to have gone according to plan.
Gajtana is a feisty character and a tremenduous singer who might have ended up with a little too little to sing, leaving her no choice but to wail away for most of her three minutes. She does it well, but the song turns out more than a little bit more shouty than it needed to be.
That's not a big deal, though. I had a very good time together with the girl, her wacko dancers and her animated backing troop on the backdrop.
In short, a great performance. Had it been combined with a better song, Ukraine could easily have found themselves in the top spots again.
My grade: 3/5