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Ukraine: Here are the contestants for Vidbir 2018

The Ukrainian broadcaster has just revealed the 18 contestants in this year's national selection for Eurovision Song Contest, Vidbir 2018

UPDATE 19 JANUARY 2018:
Semi-final allocation and running order decided

The Ukrainian national selection for Eurovision 2018, Vidbir 2018, will have 18 contestants fighting for bringing Eurovision back to Ukraine. Out of more than 1000 applications, the broadcaster UA:PBC has now selected 18 semi-finalists, covering about 16 musical genres, including indi pop, authentic, reggie, house, experiment pop, folks and others.

Vidbir 2018 – Semi-finalists

Semi-final 1

10 February 2018

  1. Constantine
  2. Serhiy Babkin – "Kriz tvoyi ochi"
  3. Laud
  4. Kazka – "Dyva"
  5. The VIO
  6. Kozak System
  7. Vilna – "Forest Song"
  8. Pur:Pur
  9. The Erised

Semi-final 2

17 February 2018

  1. Ingret – "Save My Planet"
  2. Mélovin – "Under the Ladder"
  3. Julinoza – "Hto ya?"
  4. Tayanna
  5. Kadnay
  6. Yurcash – "Stop Killing Love"
  7. Mountain Breeze
  8. Illaria – "Syla"
  9. Dilemma

An allocation draw will be made on 19 January 2018 to decide the 9 acts to compete in semi-final 1 and 9 for semi-final 2.

Vidbir 2018

Vidbir 2018 will have three shows, held in Palace of Culture "KPI" in Kyiv:

  • 10 February 2018: Semi-final 1
  • 17 February 2018: Semi-final 2
  • 24 February 2018: Final

Televoting combined with the votes from an expert jury will select 6 songs that will qualify to the final of Vidbir 2018. 

The expert jury consists of:

  • Jamala – singer-songwriter, Ukraine 2016 (winner)
  • Andriy Danylko (Verka Serduchka) – comedian, drag artist and singer, Ukraine 2007 (2nd)
  • Eugene Filatov (The Maneken) – singer and producer, creator of group Onuka

Ukraine in Eurovision Song Contest

Ukraine 2016: Jamala - "1944"

Ukraine is one of the most successful countries in Eurovision Song Contest.

Out of 14 participations Ukraine has:




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