alyona alyona & Jerry Heil | Ukraine 2024

Biography of alyona alyona & Jerry Heil

These two singer are going to represent Ukraine in the ESC in Malmö: Alyona Alyona and Jerry Heil.

Alyona Alyona, born on June 14, 1991, is a Ukrainian rapper and songwriter from Kapitanivka, Kirovohrad Oblast. Before her rap career, she worked as a teacher in Baryshivka, Kyiv Oblast. Under her current alias, she gained attention with her music videos in 2018, followed by her debut album "Pushka" in 2019, earning acclaim and international recognition. She signed with Def Jam Polska in 2020 and won the Public Choice Award at the Music Moves Europe Talent Awards in 2021.

Yana Oleksandrivna Shemaieva, known as Jerry Heil, is a Ukrainian singer, songwriter, and YouTuber born on October 21, 1995, near Kyiv. Starting her YouTube journey in 2012, she garnered over 34.9 million views and 395 thousand subscribers with vlogs and cover songs.

Heil's career flourished in 2017 with Vidlik Records, releasing her debut EP "De miy dim." Her single "#OKHRANA_OTMYENA"  topped Ukrainian charts in 2019, followed by her first studio album "#YA_YANA" later that year.

In March 2019, Heil previewed "Okhrana, otmyena" on Instagram, achieving chart success upon release. She delved into songwriting, contributing to artists like Vera Brezhneva and Cloudless.

Her debut album "Ya, Yana" arrived in September 2019, preceding her appearances in Vidbir for Eurovision in 2020 and 2022.

In 2024, alongside Alyona Alyona, she clinched victory in Vidbir, securing Ukraine's spot in Eurovision 2024 with "Teresa & Maria."

The Song

Song: Teresa & Maria
Writer(s): Alona Savranenko, Anton Chilibi, Ivan Klymenko, Yana Shemaieva
Composer(s): Alona Savranenko, Ivan Klymenko, Yana Shemaieva
Broadcaster: Suspline

"Teresa & Maria" stands out as a distinctive Eurovision Song Contest entry from Ukraine. With its entrancing, almost trance-like melody, the song captivates listeners, transporting them to another realm. The hypnotic rhythm and arrangement create a spherical atmosphere, drawing the audience into a mesmerizing journey.

"Teresa & Maria" was crafted with the intention of reminding individuals that greatness is within reach for everyone, highlighting that "all the divas were born as human beings." This underscores the notion that we all begin from humble beginnings and that our actions ultimately shape our paths and define us.

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