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Ukraine: Vidbir 2019 participants announced

UA:PBC has revealed the acts that will compete at the Ukrainian national selection for the Eurovision Song Contest 2019. As in previous editions, Vidbir 2019 will be made up of three shows that will take place in February. Andriy Danylko, Jamala and Yevhen Filatov will make up the panel of judges for this season.

A few months ago, it was announced the cooperation agreement between the commercial television STB and the Public Broadcaster of Ukraine had been extended until 2021. This year, however, they have approached potential candidates for Vidbir internally. The list of participants looks as it follows:

  1. KAZKAB
  2. Brunettes Shoot Blondes
  3. IVAN NAVI
  4. LETAY
  5. The Hypnotunez
  6. Freedom Jazz
  7. Braii
  8. VERA KEKELIA
  9. TAYANNA
  10. BAHROMA
  11. LAUD
  12. YUKO
  13. ANNA MARIA
  14. KiRA MAZUR
  15. KHAYAT
  16. TseSho

You can find the full schedule below:

  • 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.

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