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Six acts performed in the final of 'Vidbir', The Ukrainian selection for the Eurovision Song Contest
Six acts performed in the final of 'Vidbir', The Ukrainian selection for the Eurovision Song Contest
Photo: UA:PBC

Who will become Ukraine's participant for Eurovision 2019?

UA:PBC and STB have announced the 16 artists who will compete for a ticket to Tel Aviv. Returning to Vidbir are TATYANNA (who became the national runner-up in both Vidbir 2017 and 2018) and LAUD (a finalist in Vidbir 2018).

The full list of the artists that will take part in this year's Natsionalnyi Vidbir, the Ukrainian national selection for the Eurovision Song Contest, is:

  • Braii 
  • Freedom jazz
  • KAZKA
  • YUKO
  • The Hypnotunez
  • LAUD
  • TAYANNA
  • Brunettes Shoot Blondes
  • VERA KEKELIA
  • TseSho (ЦеШо)
  • Ivan NAVI
  • ANNA MARIA
  • BAHROMA
  • LETAY
  • КiRA MAZUR
  • KHAYAT

On the 22nd of January, the Ukrainian broadcaster will decide the running order of the semi-finals via a draw. The semi-finals will be broadcast on Saturday the 9th and Saturday the 16th of February and the final will be broadcast on Saturday, the 23rd of February.

Ukraine's 16 semi-finalists for Eurovision 2019
Ukraine's 16 semi-finalists for Eurovision 2019 © UA:PBC

Ruslan Kvinta, Musical Producer, commented: “The National Selection pleases us again with a top quality range of performers and absolutely diverse genres. Traditionally, we have got new, young and interesting artists that have their musical vision and popularity. The participants also feature those who were not lucky to qualify last year. It is pleasing that they did not give up but followed our advice and used that year to prepare as professionally as possible. The most valuable thing is that the stars who are experienced in this complex selection are ready to compete again. The true artist always carries on to the end. I wish all the semi-finalists great luck in this unpredictable fight for the ticket to the special world of music – the Eurovision Song Contest”.

Who are you rooting for out of the 16 semi-finalists? Let us know in the comments!

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