After winning the competition this year, Ukraine has now commenced the search for its representative for Eurovision 2023, as they opened the submissions for Vidbir 2023.
Ukraine’s Eurovision 2023 representative to be selected in December
Artists are now able to submit their entries at eurovision.ua, with UA:PBC accepting submissions until October 15. With it, some of the rules for the competition are as follows:
- The performers must be at least 16 years old.
- The number of band members is up to 6 people.
- The length of the song is up to 3 minutes.
- The song can be in any language (but for the aggressor state language).
- The song will be performed live. The soundtrack may contain recorded backing vocals, but never lead vocals or other vocals that will assist the original voice of the participant.
With the earlier start to the preparations, it has also been revealed that Ukraine’s Eurovision 2023 representative will be revealed on December.
Ukrainian musician Dmytro Shurov (Pianoboy) has also been revealed as the official music producer for the national selection:
As a current musician, I understand what a powerful weapon music is in the time of war. Music lifts you from the emotional bottom, gives hope, recharges, heals. Ukraine has something to give to the world, we are a nation of free people who want to create, not destroy, and it is very important that new Ukrainian music is born and reaches people.
I am delighted to have the opportunity to be the music producer for this year’s selection. I want Europe to hear and see a modern Ukrainian musician who is part of the world musical context. An artist who, thanks to their music, theiruniqueness, talent and charisma, will be able to belong at any world festival or concert venue. A musician who will be heard in the headphones and playlists of people all over the world. I know that we have such people, and although it is very difficult to create now, I invite and urge musicians of all styles and genres to urgently take up their favorite instrument and join the selection. Applications will be accepted until October 15, so you have almost two months to create your winning song that breathes the new Ukraine, a song that will touch and inspire the world
Ukraine’s Eurovision Journey
Ukraine is one of the most successful countries to participate in the Eurovision Song Contest. The country has scored eight 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 2022, Kalush Orchestra represented Ukraine in the 66th edition of the Contest with their song “Stefania”. The band scored 614 points, finishing in first place, marking Ukraine’s third victory.
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News Source: UA:PBC
Photo Credit: EBU/Corinne Cumming