Preview: Electronic Rock or Elegant Folk Music for Ukraine?

(This post is in collaboration with ESCDaily) With YouTube superstar Jerry Heil and electronic band Tvorchi, the Ukranian national final Vidbir has two big names in its line-up. Both of them, however, might be surprised by Krut and her elegant folk song “99”. Who will represent Ukraine at Eurovision 2020 in Rotterdam? Tvorchi – “Bonfire”…

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Ukraine Selects The Final Three Vidbir Qualifiers

The search for the next Ukrainian Eurovision entrant continued this week, with the second semi-final of Vidbir taking place on what was another Eurovision Super Saturday. A total of 8 acts competed in the semi-final, with only three acts to qualify. The three qualifying acts from this week’s semi-final will join last week’s qualifiers in…

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Ukraine: First Three Vidbir Qualifiers Decided!

The Ukrainian selection has now kicked off, with the first 8 participants taking to the stage. This year’s competition will see two semi-finals, concluding with the final on the 22nd of February. Three acts will qualify from each semi-final. Here is the line-up from the first semi-final: [О] JERRY HEIL Katya Chilly KRUTЬ GO-A CLOUDLESS…

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Ukraine: Vidbir Competitors are Announced!

The Ukrainian broadcaster, UA:PBC have now announced the artists that will compete in the upcoming edition of Vidbir, the Eurovision selection for the nation. This year’s competition will feature two semi-finals and a final. The semi-finals will take place on February 8th and 15th, and the final will take place on February 22nd. The semi-final…

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Ukraine Officially Withdraw from Eurovision 2019

It has been an interesting week in the Eurovision world with the drama focused on Ukraine. On Saturday, Maruv won the national selection, Vidbir, however on Monday it was announced that she would not be representing Ukraine at Eurovision due to an agreement on the terms of her participation not met. Over the last few…

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Ukraine: Here is the final line-up for Vidbir 2019!

The Ukrainian national selection continued this weekend with the final eight acts performing their entries on the Vidbir stage. Here was the line-up from the first semi-final: Ivan Navi – All for the Love Anna Maria – My Road Kazka – Apart Kira Mazur – Dykhaty Laud – 2dni Khayat – Ever Braii – Maybe…

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Ukraine: Here are the first Vidbir finalists!

The Ukrainian national selection kicked off this weekend with the first eight acts performing their entries on the Vidbir stage. Not long after the competing artists were revealed, it was announced that former national finalist Tayanna would be withdrawing from the competition, and she was replaced by Maruv. Here was the line-up from the first…

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Ukraine 2019: Vidbir National Finalists Announced!

The Ukrainian broadcaster UA:PBC have now announced the 16 participants of the upcoming edition of Vidbir. The semi-finals are set to take place at the Palace of Culture on the 9th and 16th of February, with the final to be held on the 23d of February. If following the format of previous years, there will…

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Ukraine will continue with Vidbir to select their next Eurovision act!

Ukrainian broadcasters STB and UA:PBC have announced that they will be continuing with their national final process of Vidbir to select their Eurovision act for 2019. The two broadcasters have also announced that their collaboration will continue for another three years. STB will organise the national selection, while UA:PBC covers the cost of the participation…

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National Final Throwback – Mélovin – Wonder

Sometimes persistence is key when it comes to Eurovision. There have been countless times where we have seen an artist take part in a national selection, only to fall short but yet return in future years. In some circumstances, it takes years and numerous attempts to reach Eurovision if ever, and for others the road…

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