Ukrainian singer Jamala reached the final of Eurovision 2016, slated for May 14 in Stockholm.
Jamala’s successful performance at the semi-final 2 with her song “1944” about the tragedy of Crimean Tatar people, which is also the tragedy of her family.
Performers from Georgia, Latvia, Bulgaria, Australia, Serbia, Poland, Israel, Lithuania and Belgium have also reached the final.
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Jamala explained, that she was inspired to write her song by her grandmother’s story about the tragedy of deportation of Crimean Tatars back in 1944.
The song is in two languages – English and Crimean Tatar.
According to the results of semi-final 1 on May 10, 10 countries out of 18 reached the final: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Malta, the Czech Republic, Cyprus, Croatia, Russia, Hungary and the Netherlands.
5 more countries have reached the final automatically: Great Britain, Germany, Spain, Italy, France and the country hosting the contest – Sweden.