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Ukraine: Watch the official music video of “Nezlamna” for Junior Eurovision 2022!

One of the first countries to select their song for Junior Eurovision 2022 was Ukraine, choosing Zlata Dziunka with the song “Nezlamna” (Unbreakable) through a national final.

Ukraine was one of the first countries to reveal their song for Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2022, which is going to take place in December 11, in Yerevan, Armenia.

After their national final took place, Zlata Dziunka was selected to represent Ukraine in Junior Eurovision 2022 with the song “Nezlamna” (Unbreakable), a song in Ukrainian and English language.

A while ago, the country’s public broadcaster, UA:PBC, published the official music video of their song, with the new version of the song through the official YouTube channel of Junior Eurovision.

Watch the music video of “Nezlamna” by Zlata Dziunka for Junior Eurovision 2022:

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Stay tuned on Eurovisionfun for all the news regarding the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2022, in Armenia!

Ukraine: When will the 10 nominees for Vidbir 2023 be announced?

  The final of Vidbir 2023 is to take place on 17 December 2022 in Kiev at Maidan Nezalezhnosti metro station. The winner of the national final will represent Ukraine at the Eurovision Song Contest 2023 in Liverpool. The selection will be made by a combination of public and jury vote. The jury, chosen by the public through a vote, will consist of Taras Topola, Jamala (Eurovision 2016 winner) and Yulia Sanina.

  As we revealed on our site, a few days ago the ten artists who will take part in the national final in Ukraine were announced. In detail, the artists who will compete to represent Ukraine in the Eurovision Song Contest 2023 are:

  • 2TONE – «Квітка (Flower)»
  • Angelina – «Stronger»
  • DEMCHUK – «Alive»
  • FIINKA – «Довбуш (Dovbush)»
  • Jerry Heil – «WHEN GOD SHUT THE DOOR»
  • KRUTЬ – «Колискова (Lullaby)»
  • Moisei – «I’m Not Alone»
  • OY Sound System – «Ой, тужу (Oh, I miss you)»
  • Tember Blanche – «Я вдома (I’m home)»
  • TVORCHI – «Heart Of Steel»

When will we hear the ten nominated songs of Vidbir 2023?

  In the last few hours the official channel of Eurovision Ukraine on Youtube made a revealing announcement. On Thursday 1 December we will have the pleasure to listen to the ten nominated songs of the competition, through their official Youtube channel.

“On 1st of December, wait for the songs here-on the Eurovision Ukraine channel”

 

  Will it be a year of good and unique songs as Ukraine has been used to in recent years?

 

Stay tuned to EurovisionFun to learn all the news for your favourite contest !

Source: Євробачення Україна | Eurovision Ukraine official

Ukraine: These are the 10 participants of Vidbir 2023!

Exactly one month before Ukraine’s national final, the country’s broadcaster, UA:PBC made the official announcement about the ten artists out of the 36 that made it to Vidbir 2023.

The list of the participants is as follows:

  • 2TONE – “Kvitka” (Flower)
  • Angelina – “Stronger”
  • DEMCHUK – “Alive”
  • FIINKA – “Dovbush”
  • Jerry Heil – “WHEN GOD SHUT THE DOOR”
  • KRUTЬ – “Kolyskova” (Lullaby)
  • Moisei – “I’m Not Alone”
  • OY Sound System – “Oy, tuzhu” (Oh, I miss you)
  • Tember Blanche – “Ya Vdoma” (I’m home)
  • TVORCHI – “Heart Of Steel”

There are also artists that have previously taken part in Vidbir, such as Jerry Heil with “Vegan“, KRUTЬ with “99” and TVORCHI with “Bonfire“!

Vidbir 2023

The final of Vidbir 2023 will take place on 17 December 2022 in Kiev at Maidan Nezalezhnosti metro station. The winner of the national final will represent Ukraine at the Eurovision Song Contest 2023 in Liverpool. The winner will be selected by the combination of public’s and jury’s vote. The jury, chosen by the public through a vote, will consist of Taras Topola, Jamala (Eurovision 2016 winner) and Yulia Sanina.

Ukraine managed to win last year’s contest with Kalush Orchestra and “Stefania” with a record number of votes from the televoting!

Stay tuned to Eurovisionfun for all the news regarding Vidbir and Ukraine’s participation in Eurovision Song Contest 2023!

Ukraine: The 36 candidates to take part in Vidbir!

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:

  1. 2TONE
  2. Angelina
  3. DAYTON
  4. DEMCHUK
  5. Drevo
  6. Elysees
  7. FIINKA
  8. Havkа
  9. Jerry Heil
  10. Iana Kovaleva
  11. Kozak Siromaha
  12. KRUTЬ 
  13. Lue Bason
  14. Moisei
  15. Olivan
  16. OOHLA
  17. Oy Sound System
  18. SASHA
  19. Seréen
  20. sexnesc
  21. Shy
  22. SKYLERR
  23. SOWA
  24. Tember Blanche
  25. Tery
  26. TVORCHI
  27. Victoria Niro
  28. Vynohradova
  29. Zetetics
  30. Лилу45 (Lilu45)
  31. Макс Пташник (Max Ptashnik)
  32. Мія Рамарі (Mia Ramari)
  33. Роялькіт (Royalkit)
  34. Саша Фадєєва (Sasha Fadeeva)
  35. ТÓНКА (Tonka)
  36. 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!

Source: eurovision.tv

Ukraine: More than 100 songs have already been submitted for Eurovision 2023!

An impressive number of 106 entries have been collected so far for Vidbir 2023 , with just ten days left to submit entries.

In fact, the music producer of the national selection of Ukraine, Dmytro Shurov, in recent statements said:

Ukraine should be represented in Great Britain by a cool artist and a bright track. This is a unique chance and honor to represent our country in such a difficult time, to convey our message to the world, to draw attention to our music and culture. To everyone with whom we already communicate, and to everyone who is still thinking and hesitating, LET’S GO! Read the rules and submit a song here.

We remind you that the final of Vidbir 2023 will be held on December 17th in Kyiv at the Maidan Nezalezhnosti metro station. The winner of the final will represent Ukraine at the Eurovision Song Contest 2023 in the United Kingdom and will be chosen by a combination of voting by the television audience and the jury, whose members will be chosen by the public.

Kalush Orchestra who won the 2022 competition in Turin, holds the record for televoting points in the history of the competition and they also finished fourth in the jury. Due to the ongoing war, Ukraine will not host Eurovision 2023, marking the first time since 1980 that the contest will not be held in the previous winning country.

Stay tuned to Eurovisionfun for all the updates!

Source: Eurovoix

Ukraine: Possible days for Vidbir 2023 – More details about the national final!

The Ukrainian national broadcaster released today, an outline for an artistic competition, for the production of audio and audiovisual tasks for the project named “Eurovision Song Contest – 2023”. The project’s main aim is the implementation of a television version of a national selection for Eurovision 2023.

Description of the project

  • Ensuring the implementation of a televised National Final for 2023. Those intersted must submit a creative and technical proposal that would include: planning of the stage, a director’s view, which includes works on the competitors’ performances, conducting rehearsals and ensuring that the national final will be broadcasted live on the public television channels.
  • Possible broadcast date of the National Final is Sunday December 17, 2022
  • Candidate venue of the National Final is Maidan Nezalezhnosti Metro Station in Kyiv

Estimated dates for the implementation of the project at the Maidan Nezalezhnosti metro station are as follows:

  1. From December 11 to 13: preparatory work for the final, delivery of stage equipment, installation of the stage and decorations
  2. From December 14 to 16: rehearsals will take place
  3. December 17: The Final of the national selection, a televised concert with audience on the region of the Maidan Nezalezhnosti metro station in Kyiv
  4. From December 18 to 19: Dismantling of the stage and removal of equipment

We remind you that the music producer of the national final will be Dmytro Shurov (aka Pianoboy).

According to the rules of the national final, the jury will be decided through a public vote that will be conducted by the public broadcaster. The juries will be professionals of the music industry and can be no less than three.

The final is planned to have two presenters, one of whom is Timur Miroshnychenko. Another presenter is will be selected in the future.

The winners of last year’s Vidbir were also the winners of the Eurovision Song Contest 2022, Kalush Orchestra with the song “Stefania”:

Stay tuned on Eurovisionfun for all the news regarding the Ukrainian participation at the Eurovision Song Contest 2023, in the United Kingdom!

Source: broadcast.net

Junior Eurovision 2022: 16 countries will take part in the contest in Yerevan!

The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) alongside the Armenian public broadcaster (AMPTV), announced that 16 countries are going to take part in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2022, which is scheduled to take place in Yerevan, on Sunday, December 11.

https://youtu.be/NvgeXx_BUV4

The 16 countries that will travel to Yerevan in December are:

  • 🇦🇱 Albania (RTSH)
  • 🇦🇲 Armenia (AMPTV)
  • 🇫🇷 France (France TV)
  • 🇬🇪 Georgia (GPB)
  • 🇮🇪 Ireland (TG4)
  • 🇮🇹 Italy (Rai)
  • 🇰🇿 Kazakhstan (Khabar Agency)
  • 🇲🇹 Malta (PBS)
  • 🇳🇱 Netherlands (AVROTROS)
  • 🇲🇰 North Macedonia (MKRTV)
  • 🇵🇱 Poland (TVP)
  • 🇵🇹 Portugal (RTP)
  • 🇷🇸 Serbia (RTS)
  • 🇪🇸 Spain (TVE)
  • 🇺🇦 Ukraine (UA:PBC)
  • 🇬🇧 United Kingdom (BBC)

The number of countries that will take part in this year’s contest is reduced, compared to last year, since Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Germany and Russia will not return to the contest, while the United Kingdom returns after a 16 years of absence.

What is more, alongside the final list of competitions, the Armenian public broadcaster announced the slogan of this year’s contest which is: “Spin the Magic”.

Martin Österdahl, Executive Supervisor for the Junior Eurovision Song Contest, is excited about the show’s return:

“We’re delighted to be welcoming talented young artists from 16 countries this year to Yerevan for the 20th Junior Eurovision Song Contest. It’s exciting to be returning to the Armenian capital for the first time in over a decade to “Spin The Magic” on this special anniversary – and welcoming back the United Kingdom to the competition, our host country for Eurovision 2023. There’s so much energy, passion and creativity from our colleagues at AMPTV and we can’t wait to see a spectacular show in December.”

Armenia will host the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2022 after Maléna’s win with the song “Qami Qami”:

Stay tuned in Eurovisionfun for everything new regarding the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2022!

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Junior Eurovision 2022: Listen to Ukraine’s song for the Contest!

Some time ago, the Ukrainian public broadcaster, UA:PBC, confirmed their participation in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2022.

Today, their national final took place in Kyiv, to choose the Ukrainian representative from a list of five songs:

  • Sofia Artemenko and DJ Polinka – “Zamovlyannya” (Order)
  • Zlata Dzyunka – “Nezlamna” (Unbreakable)
  • Elizaveta Petruk – “Pisnya pro Lelechat” (Stork song)
  • Darya Rebrova – “Paporoti kvitka” (Fern flower)
  • Diana Stasiuk – “We are the Future”

After the public and the jury had voted, Zlata Dzyuk and Sofia Artemenko & DJ Polinka were tied in first place. Then a second jury vote took place and in the end the winner was Zlata Dzyuk with the song “Nezlamna” (Unbreakable). Zlata will be the 17th Ukrainian representative in the junior song contest, which is going to take place in Yerevan, in December 12.

Listen to “Nezlamna” (Unbreakable) by Zlata Dzyuk for Junior Eurovision 2022:

Stay tuned on Eurovisionfun for all the news regarding the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2022, in Yerevan, Amrenia!

Ukraine: OGAE Ukraine demands total ban of Russian OGAE branch!

In a official statement OGAE Ukraine has requested OGAE International to disqualify Russia from its annual OGAE Song Contest.  OGAE International Network (French: Organisation Générale des Amateurs de l’Eurovision, English: General Organization of Eurovision Fans) is the network of official Eurovision fan clubs across the world.  Among their activities, OGAE organizes a pre-Eurovision poll, the OGAE Second Chance Contest and the OGAE Song Contest.

OGAE Song Contest

Every year OGAE International Network organizes the OGAE Song Contest.  Each national branch of OGAE can submit an original song sung in one of the country’s official languages released in the previous 12 months.

OGAE Russia chose Leonid Agutin and Vladimir Presnjakov with ‘ДНК [DNA]’ to participate at the OGAE Song Contest.

OGAE Ukraine statement

OGAE Ukraine published an official statement on its Instagram stories demanding OGAE International “to ban representatives from Russia, as well as their club, from participating in the OGAE Song Contest.”

While hundreds of thousands of Ukrainians suffer from Russian aggression and genocide (…) we find heartbreaking that OGAE International allows Russia to participate in the competition or any kind of activity related.

The statement ends up stating that if Russia is not disqualified, OGAE Ukraine will be forced to withdraw from the OGAE Song Contest.

OGAE Australia is hosting the OGAE Song Contest 2022 after Tones and I won in 2021 with ‘Fly Away’.

 

Ukraine: Submissions for Vidbir 2023 started | The Final will take place in December!

The champions of this year’s Eurovision Song Contest, Ukraine, announced through their broadcaster’s Eurovision-themed social media, the rules with which their national selection for the 2023 Contest will be held. Ukrainian Television will accept song submissions from today until October 15, 2022. Applications for participation in the national final can be sent through the website www.eurovision.ua.

The rules of the Ukrainian national final, exactly as they were announced are as follows:

  • An online voting will determine the composition of the jury for the National Final and also the Ukrainian jury for the Eurovision Song Contest 2023
  • Both solo performers and bands, already existing or specificially created for this event, are allowed to participate
  • Songs can be submitted in any language, except the language of the aggressor state
  • Personal participation in listening to the longlisted participants is mandatory
  • The final of the National Selection will be held in December 2022 in Kyiv and broadcasted on Suspilne TV channels and digital platforms.

Two of the announced rules are of exceptional interest. First of all, the national final will be held relatively early, in December 2022, whereas previous versions of Vidbir usually determined Ukraine’s representative in February. The Albanian Festivali i Këngës is usually the first national final of each Eurovision season but also the only one to be held so early. So this may result in Ukraine being one of the first countries choosing their song for Eurovision 2023.

The second rule makes a very clear statement. The rule says that every language is allowed except for the language of the aggressor state, meaning obviously Russian.

Another announcement was made by the Ukrainian broadcaster, saying that Dmitry Šurov (also known as Pianoboy) will be the official music producer of the Ukrainian team for Eurovision. This is what he said:

“I’m glad to have the opportunity to work as a music producer of this year’s selection. I want Europe to hear and see a modern Ukrainian musician who is part of the global musical context.I know that we have such people, and although it is very difficult to create now, I invite and urge musicians of all styles and genres to urgently pick up their favorite instrument and join the selection.Acceptance of applications will last until October 15, so you have almost two months to create your winning song that breathes new Ukraine, a song that will touch and inspire the world”
Kalush Orchestra won Eurovision Song Contest 2022 for Ukraine, setting a new record of winning 28 sets of twelve points from the other cometing countries ans 439 televote points. Due to the ongoing war, the EBU decided that the contest can’t be held in Ukraine, but in the United Kingdom instead. However the Ukrainian entry will automatically qualify for the final to defend their title, while the EBU has promised that the contest will have many influences from Ukrainian style.

Stay tuned on Eurovisionfun for all the news regarding the Ukrainian participation at the Eurovision Song Contest 2023, in the United Kingdom!