Ukraine in the Eurovision Dance Contest
Ukraine took part in their first Eurovision Dance Contest in 2007. Representing the country were Yulia Okropiridze, a student of Kyiv National University of Culture and Arts, and Illya Sydorenko, a professional in ballroom choreography. The dances they performed on the night were Quickstep and Showdance. Ukraine came second after receiving 121 points from all other countries. Ukraine is arguably the most successful country to date, with two top 3 positions, despite not winning yet. Lilia Podkopayeva and Sergey Kostetskiy represented the country in the 2008 contest, Kostetskiy replaced Kirilo Hitrov as Podkopayeva's dance partner, after he withdrew from the competition due to injury. They finished 3rd, receiving 119 points from all other countries (maximum 12 points from Azerbaijan, Portugal and Russia). The Third Eurovision Dance Contest has been cancelled indefinitely.
|National selection events||National Selection|
|Best result||2nd, 2007|
|Worst result||3rd, 2008|
|"Ukraine at Eurovision Dance Contest 2008".|
|Ukraine's page at Eurovision.tv|
|2007||Yulia Okropiridze and Illya Sydorenko||Quickstep and Showdance||2||121|
|2008||Lilia Podkopayeva and Sergey Kostetskiy||Jive/Ukrainian Folk Dance/Rock'n'Roll||3||119|
Ukraine has received the most points from...
Ukraine has given the most points from...
Commentators and spokespersonsEdit
|Year(s)||Television commentator||Dual television commentator||Spokesperson|
|2007||Timur Miroshnychenko||Oleksandra Myshko||Svetoslav Vlokh|
|2008||Miroslav Keba||Yuliya Okropiridze|
- "Ukraine at Eurovision Dance Contest 2008". ESCKaz.com.
- Granger, Anthony (29 May 2011). "What caused the death of the Eurovision Dance Contest?". Eurovoix.xom. Eurovoix.com. Retrieved 22 June 2014.