This morning, UA: PBC revealed the 20 participants on the longlist for Vidbir 2024.
Vidbir 2024 Participants
Among the 20 names, there are some names familiar to Eurovision fans. Most notably, Mélovin, who represented the country in Lisbon in 2018 with “Under the Ladder” and Carpetman, who won the 2022 contest as part of Kalush Orchestra. Fans of Vidbir will recognise the name Jerry Heil who finished third at last year’s Eurovision with “When God Shut The Door”. She will team up with famous Ukrainian rapper alyona alyona.
Here is a full list of Vidbir 2024 longlist participants:
- alyona alyona & Jerry Heil
- Julia Belei
What happens next?
This is the first major step in Ukraine’s selection process since confirming their participation in August. These 20 participants will go through a live audition process over the coming days. From that, up to 10 finalists will be selected by the 20th of November at the latest. There will be an additional public vote to select a “wildcard”, one of the 10 on the longlist who doesn’t initially advance to the final. The full list of finalists, including the wildcard, will be revealed on the 29th of December, alongside their songs. Vidbir 2024 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 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.
What do you think about the longlist for participants at Vidbir 2024? Who would you like to see represent Ukraine in Malmö? As always, let us know what you think by commenting below. Also, be sure to follow “That Eurovision Site” on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, TikTok, Tumblr, Threads and Bluesky as we gear up for Eurovision 2024!
News Source: Suspilne
Photo Credit: UA: PBC