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).[1] The Third Eurovision Dance Contest has been cancelled indefinitely.[2]

Member stationNTU
National selection eventsNational Selection
Participation summary
First appearance2007
Best result2nd, 2007
Worst result3rd, 2008
External links
"Ukraine at Eurovision Dance Contest 2008".
Ukraine's page at


Table key
Second place
Third place
Year Couple Dances Place Points
2007 Yulia Okropiridze and Illya Sydorenko Quickstep and Showdance 2 121
2008 Lilia Podkopayeva and Sergey Kostetskiy Jive/Ukrainian Folk Dance/Rock'n'Roll[1] 3 119

Voting historyEdit

Ukraine has received the most points from...

Rank Country Points
1   Russia 24
2   Poland 22
3   Lithuania 19
=   Portugal 19
4   United Kingdom 18

Ukraine has given the most points from...

Rank Country Points
1   Russia 24
2   Poland 20
3   Lithuania 13
4   Ireland 10
5   Portugal 9

Commentators and spokespersonsEdit

Year(s) Television commentator Dual television commentator Spokesperson
2007 Timur Miroshnychenko Oleksandra Myshko Svetoslav Vlokh
2008 Miroslav Keba Yuliya Okropiridze

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b "Ukraine at Eurovision Dance Contest 2008".
  2. ^ Granger, Anthony (29 May 2011). "What caused the death of the Eurovision Dance Contest?". Eurovoix.xom. Retrieved 22 June 2014.