Ukrainian broadcaster Suspilne has announced that they have received nearly 400 submissions for Vidbir 2024. This competition will decide who will succeed Tvorchi as Ukraine’s next Eurovision representative for the 2024 contest in Malmö, Sweden.
What does the lineup look like?
Suspilne announced that they have received 389 applications from 288 artists for Vidbir 2024, of which 222 are solo performers. This resulted in 337 song submissions to Suspilne. The predominant language among them is Ukrainian (57.5%), but there are also submissions in English (33%), bilingual Ukrainian-English (9%) and other languages (0.5%).
What happens next?
After confirming its participation in Malmö in August, we now have a clearer idea of what Ukraine’s selection process looks like. First, a long list of 20 participants will be published by the 9th of November. Then, these 20 artists will undergo an audition which will determine up to 10 artists that will participate in Vidbir 2024. We will know which artists have been selected by November 20th. But, an online vote featuring the other 10 artists will be held to select a wildcard to join the rest of the finalists. A full list of participants and songs will be released by the 29th of December. Finally, the Vidbir show itself will take place in February 2024.
Ukraine’s Eurovision History
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 a 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: Suspilne
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