The STB channel who has assumed full funding of the Ukrainian participant at “Eurovision-2018”, published the amount spent. The trip and concert room MELOVIN’a cost 2.3 million. In 2016 at Jamala’s performance took about 1,5 million hryvnias.
In 2018 expiring three-year Memorandum on joint implementation of the national selection for song contest “Eurovision”, signed by the TV channels STB and NTU. STB initially announced that he was taking on not only all the expenses for organization and conduct live broadcasts of the national selection, but will also provide financial support for future winners. It was about complete the preparation stage (arrangement of the song, set design, props, services Director and stylist, special effects), as well as flights and accommodation the artist team in the host country during the contest period.
— For us it was fundamentally important point, — said the head of the national selection Natalia Franchuk. — We wanted to give all Ukrainian artists a chance to compete for the right to represent Ukraine on the international stage. Understand that financial support for the winner — most of the cost, but it was justified with the goal that we set for ourselves, — to represent Ukraine at “Eurovision”.
For three years in live broadcasting of the Ukrainian selection for the right to represent the country at Eurovision fought 54 artist working in a variety of musical genres. Six of them took the risk to experience a second chance for young MELOVIN’but this year revenge was victorious.
— I believe that the national selection in the form in which it is now, is a very big achievement, — said “FACTS” well-known artist, member of the jury of the national selection Danilko. — Thanks STB, that they once started this story. For me the most important thing in a jury there are people who have to “contest” anything. I have many friends who live in other countries — Kazakhstan, America — they all say that our selection of the coolest. It is necessary only to continue and improve.