Late on February 21, Ukraine chose jazz singer Jamala to be the country’s representative for this year’s Eurovision Song Contest.
After delivering a wonderful performance of her own song called “1944,” Jamala became the winner of the national final’s qualifying round for Eurovision 2016 that will be held in May in Stockholm, Sweden.
The song “1944” is dedicated to both her personal family drama and to the tragedy of other Crimean Tatars deported from their homes in Crimean peninsula on Joseph Stalin’s order on May 18 1944.
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