UA:PBC reported on the 9th of October that over 65 submissions had been received for Vidbir, Ukraine’s national final for Eurovision so far, ahead of the closing of submissions on the 22nd of October.
The perfect time to get creative and create a track that will present Ukraine on an international forum through your individuality, brightness and talent
With only a couple of weeks to go until submissions close, the music producer for Ukraine’s selection Dmytro Shurov (Pianoboy) called on artists to ‘get together in a creative fist’ as the closing of submissions get closer:
Two weeks to submit a song for Eurovision 2024! The perfect time to get creative and create a track that will present Ukraine on an international forum through your individuality, brightness and talent. The moment of truth for everyone who, in these extremely difficult times in Ukraine, has something to say and is looking for their place under the musical and human sun of this world. I already know that the competition will be very high this year, so it will also be a moment of tremendous experience and growth for each musician. I am waiting for all applications, demos or masters, until midnight on October 22.
After the closing of submissions, these would then be narrowed down to up to 20 acts first, who will then audition. On November 20th, up to 10 of the auditioning acts will be selected to compete in Vidbir. The acts on the longlist that miss out will fight it out in an online vote for the final spot in the final. Vidbir itself will be held in February. Once again, an online voting process will decide who is part of the jury.
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 four top-ten finishes. Ukraine won the Contest three times – in 2004, 2016 and 2022 respectively. Ukraine made history for being the first ex-Soviet country to win the Contest more than once.
In 2023, TVORCHI represented Ukraine as co-host entry in Liverpool with their song “Heart of Steel”. The duo finished in 6th place, scoring 243 points – of which 54 points came from the jury, whilst the remaining 189 points came from the televote.
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News Source: UA:PBC
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