Jamala won the Ukrainian national final this year with her song “1944” and will represent Ukraine this year in Stockholm. The Ukrainian Vogue ran a competition where local designers could participate with their own creations, in order to find the best suitable dress for Jamala for Stockholm. Now the competition is down to two variants of the dress, and the final decision about the dress will be made in Stockholm.
Jamala selected two variants of the dress specially designed for her performance at the Contest, and will make the final decision in Stockholm at the first dress rehearsal. The choice will be made between the dress created by Dmitriy Kuriata, the main stylist of STB TV channel and Ivan Frolov, a young Ukrainian designer. Jamala stated the following:
I am very grateful to all Ukrainian designers who participated in the Vogue UA project and also to Dmitriy Kuriata, STB TV channel that are working hard on my stage outfit for the contest. I’ve known Ivan Frolov for a long time and we prepared a lot of stage dresses for my concerts. But dress for the Eurovision is a a very responsible thing. Therefore the final decision concerning the dress I will be wearing on stage will be made in Stockholm at the dress rehearsal of the semifinal. Only then we will understand how a dress looks on TV during the broadcasting, how it correlates with stage graphics and lighting effects.
Jamala is currently on a tour around Ukraine, as she will be performing in Vinnytsia, Dnipropetrovsk, Mykolaiv and Kyiv. Her concert programme is mostly based on the songs from her latest album “Podykh” (Breath) (released in 2015) but the songs from her previous albums named “All or Nothing” and “For Every Heart” and also Eurovision entry “1944” are also included.
Check out this small gallery of the dresses:
Give a listen to the Ukrainian Eurovision song right here: