Ukrainian broadcaster UA:PBC has announced that a special documentary about Kalush Orchestra’s Eurovision journey will air between Vidbir shows this weekend. The hour-long show is titled “Kalush Orchestra, or How We Stopped Worrying and Won Eurovision During the War”, and will air on UA: Kultura between the Vidbir performances and results show.
Vidbir will take place this weekend on Saturday 17th December 2022. The show will air between 16.00 and 20.00 CET, with the documentary between 18.00-19.00 CET. The ten competing songs have recently been released on streaming services.
What we already know about Vidbir 2023!
Vidbir 2023 will take place next Saturday the 17th of December 2022. The show will be hosted by Timur Miroshnychenko. The Ukrainian representative will be decided by a combination of jury voting and televoting, both of which have 50% weighting. The jury will include 2016 Eurovision winner Jamala, Taras Topolya, and Yulia Sanina – a jury decided by a public vote. You can see the competing artists, songs, and running order in the table below.
|1||Moisei||‘I’m Not Alone‘|
|2||OY Sound System||‘Ой, тужу (Oy, Tuzhu)‘|
|4||Jerry Heil||‘When God Shut The Door‘|
|7||Tember Blanche||‘Я вдома (I’m Home)‘|
|10||TVORCHI||‘Heart Of Steel‘|
Listen to the Vidbir 2023 entries on our playlist
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 finished in first place with 614 points, marking Ukraine’s third Eurovision victory.
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News source: ESC Discord
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