Only a few weeks since opening the submissions for its Eurovision 2023 selection, Ukrainian broadcaster UA:PBC has revealed that it has received 42 submissions for its search for its Eurovision 2023 representative.
UA:PBC reveals the common mistakes on submissions
After revealing the number of submissions received, UA:PBC also revealed the common mistakes they see on the received entries and encouraged those who submit an entry to send the final version of their submission:
It is very important that the song, which is submitted for participation in the National Selection, has not appeared anywhere before – in whole or in part. This composition, lasting up to 03:00 minutes, could have been written specifically for the National Selection or simply waiting for its time to sound loudly for the first time to the whole world precisely at the selection. We also urgently request that you send us the final version of the track so we can evaluate the composition as fully as possibleOksana Skybinska – Ukraine’s Head of Delegation (translated)
What we know about UA:PBC’s Eurovision 2023 plans so far
Submissions for Vidbir 2023 are still open until October 15th, 2022. Artists can still submit their entries over at eurovision.ua. It has previously been announced that the national selection will take place in December this year. Some of the rules for artists wishing to compete are the following:
- 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.
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/Andres Putting