Tonight: Vidbir 2019 begins in Ukraine

Tonight UA:PBC will embark on its search to find the Ukranian representative in Tel Aviv.  As in previous editions, Vidbir 2019 will be made up of three shows. Andriy Danylko, Jamala and Yevhen Filatov will make up the panel of judges for this season.

You can find the running order for tonight’s show below:

  1. The Hypnotunez – Hey!
  2. Letay – Myla moya
  3. Vera Kekelia – Wow!
  4. TseShow – Hate!
  5. Yuko – Galyna guliala
  6. Maruv – Siren song
  7. Brunettes Shoot Blondes – Houston
  8. Bahroma – Nazavzhdy-Navsegda

Three acts will go through to the final after a 50/50 combination of the votes from the three-person jury panel and the public.

Next week we will hear from the following artists:

  1. Ivan NAVI
  3. KAZKA
  4. Kira Mazur
  5. LAUD
  6. Khayat
  7. Braii
  8. Freedom Jazz

The Vidbir 2019 show schedule is as follows:

  • Semi-Final 1 – February 9
  • Semi-Final – February 16
  • Final – February 23

This will be the fourth year in a row that STB will financially support the Ukrainian Public Broadcaster, as they already worked together in 2016, 2017 and 2018. As a result of this cooperation, Ukraine achieved its second victory at the Eurovision Song Contest in 2016. Jamala got the right to represent Ukraine in Stockholm after winning Vidbir 2016 with her song “1944”. The following two years, however, the rock band O.Torvald only managed to reach the 24th place, while MELOVIN finished 17th at the Grand Final.

All shows are set to take place at the Palace of Culture with Sergey Pritula as host. You can watch the first semi-final by tuning in at 18:00 CET and view in our Multi-Window live feed.

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