As was announced at the start of the National Selection 2017, STB undertakes the financial side of O.Torvald’s preparation for their participation in Eurovision. Yesterday, there was a group meeting with the representatives of the channel, during which a further plan of action was communicated.
“STB will handle financing of the direction and visualization of the performance (greasepaint, stage outfits, light, graphics, stage props, choreography). We will also pay for group’s accommodations in the training base for the period of intensive training and rehearsals, and provide visa assistance, organization of the travels and accommodations for O.Torvald in April at the largest annual promotional parties for the participants of the Eurovision – Eurovision In Concert and London Eurovision Party 2017, – said the head of the National Selections, Natalia Franchuk.
This will be the second year of STB channel’s funding of the Ukrainian representative at the International Song Contest. Last year, the channel covered the costs of Jamala’s performance, design of two costumes, and a full 2-week support of the singer and her team of 10 people, including visas, flights, and accommodations in Stockholm (the total amount of financing was 1.5 million hryvnia).
Thanks to Jamala’s victory, this year, Ukraine will host Eurovision. O.Torvald will perform their winning song, Time, in the final of the song contest that will be held in Kyiv on 13 May.