|Birth name||Alina Ivanivna Pash|
|Born||6 May 1993|
Bushtyno, Zakarpattia Oblast, Ukraine
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.
Vidbir 2022 and subsequent withdrawal
Pash entered Vidbir 2022 with the song "Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors". She won the competition, allowing her to represent her country at the Eurovision Song Contest 2022. 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." 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. Kalush Orchestra, who placed second in Vidbir 2022, were later selected to represent Ukraine at Eurovision with the song "Stefania".
- "Ukraine: 'Vidbir' acts announced 🇺🇦". eurovision.tv. European Broadcasting Union. 25 January 2022. Retrieved 5 February 2022.
- "Alina Pash: Singer won't represent Ukraine at Eurovision". BBC News. 16 February 2022. Retrieved 22 February 2022.
- "Ukraine: 'Vidbir' winner Alina Pash will not go to Eurovision 🇺🇦". Eurovision.tv. 16 February 2022. Retrieved 22 February 2022.
- "Ukraine: Kalush Orchestra will go to Turin with 'Stefania' 🇺🇦". Eurovision.tv. 22 February 2022. Retrieved 22 February 2022.