Jamala's 'stunning and inspiring' performance: U.S. Ambassador describes Ukraine's victory at Eurovision

US envoy talks about winning song's significance for Ukraine
17:02, 16 May 2016

U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Geoffrey Pyatt described jazz singer Jamala's "Eurovision 2016” performance as stunning and inspiring, speaking at an investment conference in Kyiv, reports “Novoe vremya”.

“I know, that everything I’m saying now is of absolutely no significance to my Ukrainian partners after Jamala’s stunning and inspiring victory in “Eurovision” in Stockholm on Saturday”, - Pyatt said.

Earlier, Ukrainian singer Jamala won “Eurovision 2016”. Representative from Australia Dami Im came second. Sergei Lazarev from Russia ranks third.

Ukraine received 534 points – 211 from juries and 323 in the televoting. Jamala performed with her song “1944” about the destiny of Crimean Tatars.

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