There is a tradition that the first semi-final should be opened by last year’s winner, however, organizers decided to change things a little bit by preparing surprises for the audience.
"Singer will perform an English version of his famous song "Spinning" especially for Eurovision opening, so that the viewers all around Europe could see and listen to unique Ukrainian artist. The show to be demonstrated by MOTANIK on a very high technical level, original choreography and hit notes of the song will not fail to impress and will make everybody dance in the International Exhibition Centre," the message reads.
Eurovision event will be held in Kyiv at the International Exhibition Center. Semi-finals are scheduled for May 9 and 11, final will take place on May 13. All of them will start at 10 p.m. Kyiv local time. Ukraine, the hosting country, will be represented by rock band O.Torvald, which is to perform 22nd, right at the final show bypassing the semi-final stage.