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Ukraine announces long-list for Vidbir 2024

09 November 2023 at 11:02 CET
TVORCHI performing Heart of Steel for Ukraine at the Grand Final at Liverpool Arena Sarah Louise Bennett / EBU
The Ukrainian broadcaster UA:PBC has revealed a long-list of potential Vidbir participants - the national selection show that the country uses to determine their Eurovision Song Contest entry.

The 20 artists on the long-list were selected from almost 400 submitted applications. 

The Vidir 2024 artwork

Vidbir 2024 long-list

  • alyona alyona & Jerry Heil 
  • ANKA
  • Carpetman
  • Drevo 
  • Julia Belei
  • NAZVA 
  • SHÉPA 
  • Ziferblat
TVORCHI performing Heart of Steel for Ukraine at the Grand Final at Liverpool Arena Sarah Louise Bennett / EBU

Dmytro Shurov (Pianoboy), the music director of Vidbir 2024, noted that all the artists who made it to the long-list are different and original: 

'I am very happy to present you the 20 artists that will compete this year for the opportunity to represent Ukraine at Eurovision 2024! All of them are different and original but they are united by a warm heart, talent and a huge thirst for victory. 

I am grateful to each of them for the sincere and constructive energy they put into their songs. And I am especially grateful to everyone who did not make it to the top twenty - you made this selection possible by creating such a powerful charge. Next year will be a new story and a new chance. And today it is us.'

The long-listed participants will now go through to an audition stage, and a list of up to 10 finalists will be decided by Monday 20 November. After this, an online public vote will be held among the long-listed participants that were not been included in the list of finalists to determine one final participant.

The Vidbir 2024 final will take place in February where, as in previous years, the winner will be determined by public and jury voting. Ukrainians will choose the jury of the final by online voting - details to be announced soon.

You can listen to all 37 songs of Eurovision 2024 via your favourite streaming service or watch the music videos on our YouTube channel.

The Eurovision Song Contest will take place in Malmö, Sweden on Tuesday 7 May (First Semi-Final), Thursday 9 May (Second Semi-Final) and Saturday 11 May (Grand Final) 2024.

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