Jamala (born 27 August 1983) is a Ukrainian singer.


Jamala tried to represent Ukraine in 2011 but lost out.

Representing Ukraine with her song 1944, she qualified for the grand final from the semifinals in the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest. Jamala finished 1st in the grand final and successfully won the contest. After the win, the 2017 contest goes to Jamala's country of Ukraine. This is Ukraine's second-ever win at the Eurovision, their first being in 2004, also an Olympic year.