Earlier today, the Ukrainian public broadcaster, UA:PBC, published a list of the 36 candidates that continue on the selection process to take part in Vidbir, Ukraine’s national final for Eurovision 2023 in Liverpool.
The list contains the following names:
- Jerry Heil
- Iana Kovaleva
- Kozak Siromaha
- Lue Bason
- Oy Sound System
- Tember Blanche
- Victoria Niro
- Лилу45 (Lilu45)
- Макс Пташник (Max Ptashnik)
- Мія Рамарі (Mia Ramari)
- Роялькіт (Royalkit)
- Саша Фадєєва (Sasha Fadeeva)
- ТÓНКА (Tonka)
- Циферблат (Chiferblat)
This list does not contain the final names that are going to compete in Vidbir, as the auditions of the songs will go on, with the names of the final participants being announced until November 17.
Pianoboy (Dmitro Shurov), the official music producer of Vidbir, said:
“I am personally interested in ensuring that Ukrainian music does not freeze and develops in all directions, so that we have our heroes in all possible musical niches and styles. In my opinion, now, during the war, and with complete uncertainty in the lives of musicians, this selection takes on a special significance: we not only choose those worthy to represent Ukraine at the competition, but also have the opportunity to hear a wide range of Ukrainian music that is being created here and now, no matter what.”
The final of Vidbir will take place live from Kyiv on December 17.
Many Ukrainian artists were interested in competing in the national final, with the broadcaster receiving nearly 400 song from 299 participants. All hope to continue Ukraine’s success in the contest after Kalush Orchestra’s win, with their song “Stefania”.
Despite coming second in Vidbir and Ukraine’s repreentatives, Kalush Orchestra were also the winners of Eurovision Song Contest 2022 with their song “Stefania”:
Stay tuned on Eurovisionfun for all the news regarding the Ukrainian participation at the Eurovision Song Contest 2023, in Liverpool!