STB has today opened their submissions window for songs to compete in the Ukrainian selection process for Eurovision 2017.
STB has introduced a new way of participating in the Ukrainian selection process by opening up an online wildcard. The online selection is open from today until 10 January 2017, the public will then be able to vote for their favourite song in the online selection by liking the participants profile page. The winner of the selection will make it directly through to the final of the Ukrainian selection process.
Ukraine will once again also hold six regional auditions for singers not wanting to go through the online selection. Auditions will be held between 19 November and 15 January in Zaporizhia, Kharkiv, Odessa, Lviv, Dnipro and Kyiv. Between 20 and 40 acts will be selected by NTU and STB to compete in the selection process, the names of the qualifiers are announced on 31 January 2017.
The selection process will then follow a similar format to last years selection process, with between 3 and 4 semi finals being held to select the finalists. Between 2 and 3 singers from each semi final will be selected by the Ukrainian public and the jury to go through to the final. Both the semi finals and final will be held during February.
To apply to take part in the Ukrainian selection process click here.