Oleksandr Skichko

Oleksandr Oleksandrovych Skichko (Ukrainian: Олександр Олександрович Скічко; born 28 April 1991) is a Ukrainian politician, comedian, actor, and television presenter. Skichko began his television career in 2006, hosting teen-focused programs for the Ukrainian music channel O-TV, and later was a finalist on season one of Ukrayina maye talant in 2009, performing as a parody act.

Oleksandr Skichko
Skichko PressRoom Eurovision Kyiv 2017.jpg
Skichko at Eurovision 2017
Born
Oleksandr Oleksandrovych Skichko

(1991-04-28) 28 April 1991 (age 28)
Alma materKyiv National Economic University
Occupation
  • Politician
  • comedian
  • actor
  • television presenter
Years active2006–present
Political partyServant of the People
People's Deputy of Ukraine
9th convocation
Assumed office
29 August 2019
ConstituencyCherkasy, District No.197[1]

After graduating from Kyiv National Economic University with a degree in economics, Skichko later began to transition into more mature roles on television while hosting the show Pidyom on Novyi Kanal from 2012 to 2013. In 2017, Skichko became one of the three cohosts of the Eurovision Song Contest 2017 in Kiev. This was the first time ever that a trio of male hosts hosted the show, and the first time since its inaugural edition in 1956 that a woman was not part of the hosting team.[2] Following Eurovision, Skichko became a contestant on the fifth season of Tantsi z zirkamy, the Ukrainian version of Dancing with the Stars. He ultimately was the first celebrity contestant to be eliminated.[3]

Skichko took part in the 2019 Ukrainian parliamentary election as a candidate for Servant of the People in electoral district 197, located in Skichko's birthplace of Cherkasy Oblast. He ultimately was elected to the Verkhovna Rada with more than 50% of the vote, and was sworn in as a member of the ninth convocation on 29 August 2019.[4][5]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "People's Deputy of Ukraine of the IX convocation". Official portal (in Ukrainian). Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine. Retrieved 10 October 2019.
  2. ^ Jordan, Paul (27 February 2017). "Let's hear it for the boys! Meet the hosts of Eurovision 2017". eurovision.tv. European Broadcasting Union. Retrieved 27 February 2017.
  3. ^ https://1plus1.ua/tanci-z-zirkami/novyny/oleksandr-skichko-kinuv-tancyuvalniy-viklik-zelenskomu-dorofeieviy-ta-dantesu
  4. ^ "Вирішив піти в політику: стало відомо про нове амплуа відомого коміка і ведучого". Апостроф (in Ukrainian). 2019-06-10. Retrieved 2019-06-23.
  5. ^ https://ukr.lb.ua/news/2019/07/23/432910_televeduchiy_skichko_stav_deputatom.html

External linksEdit

  Media related to Oleksandr Skichko at Wikimedia Commons

Preceded by
  Petra Mede and Måns Zelmerlöw
Eurovision Song Contest presenter
(with Volodymyr Ostapchuk and Timur Miroshnychenko)

2017
Succeeded by
  Filomena Cautela, Sílvia Alberto, Daniela Ruah and Catarina Furtado