Alina Pash

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Alina Pash
Аліна Паш
Alina Pash, 2022.jpg
Alina Pash in the backstage of Vidbir 2022
Background information
Birth nameAlina Ivanivna Pash
Born (1993-05-06) 6 May 1993 (age 30)
Bushtyno, Zakarpattia Oblast, Ukraine
Years active2012–present
LabelsBitanga Blood

Alina Ivanivna Pash (Ukrainian: Аліна Іванівна Паш, pronounced [ɐˈl⁽ʲ⁾inɐ iˈwɑn⁽ʲ⁾iu̯nɐ ˈpɑʃ]; born 6 May 1993) is a Ukrainian singer and rapper. In 2016, she participated in the sixth season of the Ukrainian edition of The X Factor, placing 3rd. She also participated in Ukrainian national selection for Eurovision 2022 and won the selection.

Vidbir 2022 and subsequent withdrawal[edit]

Pash entered Vidbir 2022 with the song "Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors". She won the competition, thus gaining the right to represent Ukraine at the Eurovision Song Contest 2022.[1] However, after the competition, the Ukrainian broadcaster UA:PBC began investigating a trip Pash had taken to Crimea in 2015, under the suspicion that Pash had broken the law by not travelling there through Ukraine. In a statement, UA:PBC said "the artist's representative falsified a certificate provided to UA:PBC. The artist agreed with this decision of the organizing committee."[2] Following this investigation, it was decided via a mutual agreement between the broadcaster, Vidbir's organising committee and Pash that her participation in the contest would not go ahead.[3] Kalush Orchestra, who placed second in Vidbir 2022, were later selected to represent Ukraine at Eurovision with the song "Stefania".[4]


  1. ^ "Ukraine: 'Vidbir' acts announced 🇺🇦". European Broadcasting Union. 25 January 2022. Retrieved 5 February 2022.
  2. ^ "Alina Pash: Singer won't represent Ukraine at Eurovision". BBC News. 16 February 2022. Retrieved 22 February 2022.
  3. ^ "Ukraine: 'Vidbir' winner Alina Pash will not go to Eurovision 🇺🇦". 16 February 2022. Retrieved 22 February 2022.
  4. ^ "Ukraine: Kalush Orchestra will go to Turin with 'Stefania' 🇺🇦". 22 February 2022. Retrieved 22 February 2022.

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