The collaboration had great succes last year, where 50/50 televoting/jury chose Jamala to represent Ukraine at Eurovision 2016 – The rest is history.
Online voting and auditions
The winner of the Ukrainian selection will be found through Online voting, Semi-finals and a Final.
There will be two entrants to reach the national shows: Online voting and auditions. Interested candidates for the Ukrainian selection can submit their application from today, 1 September 2016 until 10 January 2017.
An online selection will take place on STB's website in January 2017, where visitors can vote for their favorite candidates. The winner of the online competition will go directly to the Ukrainian final.
The auditions will take place in the six cities: Kiev, Kharkiv, Dnipro, Odessa, Lviv and Zaporizhia. A panel will chose the rest of the participants for the Semi-finals. All the qualifiers will be announced on 31 January 2017.
The Final takes place in the end of February 2017, and will have up to 12 finalists. All the shows will be broadcast on both STB and UA:Pershyi.
Since the introduction of Semi-finals in 2004 Ukraine qualified to all the 12 Grand Finals.