Ukraine has participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 15 times so far, debuting in Latvia, 2003, with a 14th-place finish for Oleksandr Ponomaryov, before shockingly winning at their second attempt in Turkey when Ruslana won the 2004 contest with Wild Dances.
The country has been one of the best point scorers, and entering every contest up until 2015, where NTU, the broadcaster stated they have a lack of funds for participation. The conflict between Russia and Ukraine was another factor--something which would also play a role in Ukraine's second withdrawal four years later.
They returned for the 2016 contest in Stockholm, staging a national final for the first time, where Jamala was selected to perform 1944. She won the Grand Final, breaking Alexander Rybak's points record by a huge margin despite only coming second in both the jury and in the televote.
As of 2018, Ukraine is one of only two countries to have a perfect qualification record in the semi-finals; the other being Australia.
|2003||Oleksandr Ponomaryov||Hasta la Vista||English||14||30||No semi-final|
|2004||Ruslana||Wild Dances||English, Ukrainian||1||280||2||256|
|2005||GreenJolly||Razom nas bahato||19||30||Host of 2005|
|2006||Tina Karol||Show me your love||English||7||145||7||146|
|2007||Verka Serduchka||Dancing Lasha Tumbai||Ukrainian, German, Russian, English||2||235||Top 10 in 2006|
|2008||Ani Lorak||Shady Lady||English||2||230||1||152|
|2009||Svetlana Loboda||Be My Valentine (Anti Crisis Girl)||12||76||6||80|
|2012||Gaitana||Be My Guest||15||65||8||64|
|2015||Did not participate|
|2016||Jamala||1944||English, Crimean Tatar||1||534||2||287|
|2017||O. Torvald||Time||English||24||36||Host of 2017|
|2018||Melovin||Under The Ladder||17||130||6||179|