Ukrainian singer Jamala has reached this year’s final of the Eurovision Song Contest.
A total of 26 countries will participate in the final, which takes place in Stockholm, May 14.
In the final Jamala will perform at number 21 with the song “1944”, reports the official website of the competition.
The song tells about the deportation of Crimean Tatars from the Crimea in 1944.
During clashes in the Crimea and annexation, Jamala has repeatedly condemned these actions, and noted Crimea is Ukraine, supporting the territorial integrity of the country.
The singer stressed the main idea of the song is the memory of the terrible tragedies of the past in order to avoid them in the future.
You can take a detailed looked at each of the finalists at participants’ page.
BACKGROUND: The Eurovision Song Contest – is the longest-running annual TV song competition, held, primarily, among the member countries of the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) since 1956. It is also one of the most watched non-sporting events in the world, with an audience of 600 million internationally.