Ukrainian public broadcaster UA:PBC is teasing more information for its upcoming national selection. A longlist has been released with all the artists in serious consideration for taking part in Vidbir 2022.
All Vidbir artists for 2022
In a press release, UA:PBC revealed the names of all artists that could take part in Ukraine’s national selection. The artists in contention are:
|Alina Pash||Kalush Orchestra||Skhidzakhid|
|Barleben||Michael Soul||The Blue Arctic|
|Cloudless||Our Atlantic||The Tape Machine|
Of the 27 artists longlisted, only eight artists will make it to the televised final of Vidbir 2022. It comes as UA:PBC announces the date on which the final will take place. All eight finalists will compete to represent Ukraine on February 12th. A combination of both an expert jury and televote will decide the winner, who will go on to sing for Ukraine in Turin.
Ukraine’s Eurovision journey
Ukraine is one of the most successful countries to participate in the Eurovision Song Contest. The country has scored seven top-five placements, with an extra three top-ten finishes. Ukraine won the Contest in 2004 with Ruslana’s “Wild Dances” and again in 2016 with Jamala’s “1944”. Jamala’s win made history for Ukraine, as it became the first ex-Soviet country to win the Contest more than once.
In 2021, Go_A represented Ukraine in the 65th edition of the Contest with their song “SHUM”. The band scored 364 points, finishing in fifth place.
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News Source: UA:PBC
Photo Credit: EBU