STB TV channel has revealed the numbers, spent on a national selection and Jamala’s participation in the Eurovision-2016 song contest.
Thus, the costs for organizing the high-quality national selection of the Ukraine representative ran up to 12 million 500 thousand UAH. These expenses cover all-Ukrainian auditions, run-throughs and selection of the participants by the music producer and member of the jury Konstiantyn Meladze, as well as organizing and conducting of three live broadcasts (two semi-finals and final).
The trip of Jamala, a winner of the national selection, to Stockholm cost the channel approximately 1,5 million UAH. It includes the expenses for the direction of Jamala’s performance (creative producer of STB Konstiantyn Tomilchenko and director of STB Maxym Lytvynov), design and tailoring of her two stage outfits (head of STB’s style department Dmytro Kuriata), as well as a full 2-week support, including visas, flights and accommodation in Stockholm for the singer and her team of 10 people.