Julia Sanina

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Julia Sanina in 2019

Yuliia Oleksandrivna Bebko, née Holovan (born 11 October 1990), professionally known as Julia Sanina, is a Ukrainian singer and television personality. She is known for being the lead singer of The Hardkiss, a Ukrainian band.

Career[change | change source]

She was born in Kyiv (when Ukraine was still part of the Soviet Union). She started singing from a very young age. In 2011, Sanina and a music producer formed a band called The Hardkiss, which produced songs in English, Russian and Ukrainian.

In 2016, she was one of the four judges on the Ukrainian version of The X Factor. She will also be a judge on the upcoming season of The Voice Ukraine.

Eurovision Song Contest[change | change source]

In 2016, The Hardkiss entered Vidbir, a Ukrainian music competition which decides who will represent Ukraine at the Eurovision Song Contest. The band finished in second place, with Jamala winning.

In 2023, Sanina was one of the four hosts of the Eurovision Song Contest 2023, which was hosted in Liverpool, United Kingdom on behalf of Ukraine, who had won the previous year.[1]

Sources[change | change source]

  1. "Eurovision 2023: Hosts revealed for Liverpool". 2023-02-22. Retrieved 2023-02-22.