Gaitana is a Ukrainian representative at the Eurovision Song Contest 2012. She received 41 points for her song "Be my guest”.
Voting was performed by sending an SMS for the favorite song and votes of independent jury, which consisted of show business experts. Almost the whole Ukraine watched the bright show, which was broadcast live at the First National Channel.
There was a press conference with the representative of Ukraine at Eurovision 2012 right after the announcement of results.
"It was a miracle today and I can’t stop repeating that. I thank God for everything. Despite all concerns of doctors, my producer and team I decided to risk. I had problems with vocal ligaments. Only yesterday I couldn’t talk and now I’m ready to hold the concert if I have to! I want to thank the First National Channel for such a great sounding! The song is wonderful and my heart was full of positive feelings, which I wished to share with everyone. I believe that Europe should hear my song so that people will be able to fall in love with our country. I wish Europe welcomes Ukraine as a strong and independent European country”, - said the Gaitana, the representative of Ukraine at Eurovision 2012.
"Gaitana is an incredibly talented artist, who has strong voice and her song is very lively. I think after performance at Eurovision 2012 more people will visit our country within Euro 2012! I hope that our cooperation with Gaitana and her producer will be very effective. Next week we’re going to start our preparations to Eurovision 2012”, - said Walid Arfush, Vice President, NTU.
"We made everything possible so that the voting was completely honest: it was allowed to vote 1 time from the 1 cell phone” and the process of voting was online at the web site of the First National Channel. There are already jury results and audience votes at the site. First Channel made everything so that worthy candidate represents Ukraine at the Eurovision Song Contest 2012. I believe that we, together with NTU and Gaitana, will do everything to hold next Eurovision in Ukraine”, - said Yegor Benkendorf, President of NTU.