President Petro Poroshenko has awarded the title of people’s artist of Ukraine singer Jamal for winning the international song contest “Eurovision 2016”, informs zheltaya.ru.
It should be noted that in Ukraine there is a certain tradition, established by the second President Leonid Kuchma, in which the winners of the European competition assign this honorary title.
Recall that in 2004 for winning the Eurovision song contest Ruslana Lyzhychko became a folk artist, bypassing the title of “honored”.
And in 2009, Viktor Yushchenko awarded singer Ani Lorak became “national”, even though she took second place in the competition.
Won a victory when the Russian Dima Bilan.
The President also awarded the “people’s” Philip Kirkorov who prepared Lorak to international competition.
The current winner Jamal did not expect such a title.
The artist States that didn’t sing for the awards, and for Ukraine.
“Friends, here’s the news – the title “people’s artist of Ukraine”. Nice, but I didn’t sing for awards, but for the sake of Ukraine. Thank you!” – Jamal wrote in his microblog.