🇺🇦 Ukraine: 27 Artists Shortlisted For Vidbir 2022

The twenty-seven artists shortlisted for the Ukrainian Eurovision selection are now known, with just eight of those artists to advance to the final.

The broadcaster received 284 submissions for Vidbir 2022, with the broadcaster shortlisting just 27 of those acts. The list will be narrowed again, with just 8 finalists to compete on the 12th of February.

Here are the shortlisted acts:

  • Alina Pash
  • Barleben
  • Cloudless
  • DOdoBro
  • Gorim!
  • IDXO
  • Kalush Orchestra
  • LAUD
  • Laura Marti
  • Michael Soul
  • Our Atlantic
  • Oyedamola
  • Schor
  • SHY
  • Skhidzakhid
  • Sofia Shanti
  • SOWA
  • The blue artic
  • The Tape Machine
  • Victoria NIRO
  • Vika Yahych
  • Yuliia Timochko

Yaroslav Lodygin, member of the Managing Board of UA:PBC, spoke about the selection,

‘Because of the COVID-19 pandemic the national selection has not been held since 2020. Over this time, Ukrainian musicians have obviously accumulated energy and materials, so the number of good applications was very big! Still, there have not been many arguments among the organizing committee members up to this point, and the long list was formed quite quickly. The fight is for the 8 positions in the final, so the hottest arguments are ahead!’