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🇺🇦 Ukraine: Who Are TVORCHI?

Welcome to the Who Is series for the Eurovision Song Contest 2023. In this series, we will be profiling all 37 artists that will compete in the 67th Eurovision Song Contest in Liverpool. The first artists in this series are TVORCHI from last year’s winning country, Ukraine.

TVORCHI are a duo consisting of Andrii Hutsuliak and Jimoh Augustus Kehinde. Andrii is from Vilkhovets in western Ukraine while Jimoh is from Nigeria. The duo met while they were both students at the Faculty of Pharmacy of Ternopil National Medical University.

In 2017, TVORCHI released their debut single “Slow”, which was followed by another single “You” later in the year.

In 2018, TVORCHI released their debut album “The Parts”, which was followed by their first Ukrainian-language single “Molodist”.

On February 14 2019, TVROCHI released their second album “Disco Lights”. One week later, they released a music video for “Believe”. Within a few days, the video garnered 400,000 views on YouTube, and the song reached number 9 in Google Play charts in Ukraine. In the summer of 2019, they performed at musical festivals throughout Ukraine such as Faine Misto in Ternopil, Atlas Weekend in Kyiv and Ukrainian Song Project in Lviv.

In 2020, TVORCHI participated in Vidbir and placed fourth in the final with “Bonfire”. In September of that year, they released their third album, “13 Waves”, which was recorded remotely because of the COVID-19 pandemic. On December 19 2020, the duo won two Culture Ukraine Awards for Best New Artist and Best English-Language Single for “Bonfire”. They were also nominated for the YUNA 2021 Music Awards in four categories, including “Album of the Year”.

In 2021, TVORCHI released their fourth album “The Road”.

TVORCHI were selected to represent Ukraine at Eurovision 2023 after winning Vidbir 2023. They finished second in the jury vote and first in the public vote.

The song that TVORCHI will perform in Liverpool is called “Heart of Steel”. It was written and composed by both members of the duo.

TVORCHI will compete in the Grand Final on May 13. Despite not being able to host the contest, Ukraine automatically qualifies for the final as the reigning champions.

Image Source: showbiz.24tv.ua


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