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Petro Poroshenko voted for Jamala during the "Eurovision-2016" selection
18:06, 26 February 2016
Petro Poroshenko voted for Jamala during the "Eurovision-2016" selection

Jamala won the national selection with the song "1944"

18:06, 26 February 2016

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During the selection for the "Eurovision-2016" President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko sent a text message to support Jamala. He stated this during his address on the occasion of the Crimean Tatar resistance to the Russian occupation anniversary.

"Last week Ukraine supported its outstanding Crimean Tatar daughter Jamala. She got my voice too." – said President Poroshenko.  

Recall, Jamala won the national selection for participation in "Eurovision" with the song "1944". As she previously recognized, to write this song she was inspired by her great-grandmother's story about the tragedy that happened to the Crimean Tatar people in 1944.

See Jamala’s full performance with her song “1944” on Eurovision-2016-Ukraine

This year "Eurovision" song contest involves 43 countries. Ukraine will perform in the second semifinal on May 12. Grand Final will be held on May 14, 2016. 

Related: Meaning behind Ukraine’s 2016 Eurovision entry

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