After revealing the longlist of participants that have made the shortlist, UA:PBC has now revealed the eight participants competing for the right to represent Ukraine at the 2022 Eurovision Song Contest on the 12th of February.
Who are the lucky eight?
The lucky eight participants were revealed today, via a press conference, where the competing artists were announced. In addition, the draw for the running order was taken, and the results are as follows:
|Cloudless||“All Be Alright”|
|LAUD||“Head Under Water”|
|Our Atlantic||“Moia Liubov”|
|Alina Pash||“Tini Zabutykh Predkiv”|
The eight finalists will compete to represent Ukraine on February 12th at 19:00EET. A combination of both an expert jury and televote will decide the winner, who will go on to sing for Ukraine in Turin. The show will be hosted by Masha Efrosinina with Eurovision 2017 host Timur Miroshnychenko hosting the green room.
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
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