With UA:PBC closing the submissions for Vidbir 2023, a few days ago, the broadcaster has now confirmed that it has recieved 384 submissions, for the selection that will select Ukraine’s representative for Liverpool.
An increase from its 2022 submissions
UA:PBC announced that it has recieved 384 sibmissions from 299 participants. This is an increase from 100, where the broadcaster receieved 284 submissions for 2022. The broadcaster has confirmed that the list of participants will be revealed at the end of October, with the national final set to take place on December 17.
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 three additional 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
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