Tickets for the Ukrainian Eurovision national final have gone on sale.
Earlier this week, tickets for both Vidbir 2019 Semi-Finals were released. The Semi-Finals are set to take place at the Palace of Culture on 9th and 16th of February 2019, with the final taking place on February 23rd. Tickets are priced between 320 to 1090 UAH, which you can purchase here. Ruslan Kvinta remains as the Producer of the show, while Sergey Pritula will host the competition.
UA:PBC recently revealed the name of the first participant of Vidbir 2019. Natalia Hordienko will participate in Vidbir 2019 with her song “Hrim” (Thunder).
In previous editions of Vidbir, the final featured six budding artists vying for the chance to represent their country at the Eurovision Song Contest. Since its introduction, the show has also featured intervals from contestants that had already been chosen that year. For example, last year Madame Monsieur from France and Mikolas Josef from the Czech Republic sang their Eurovision songs in the final.
Ukraine first participated in the Eurovision Song Contest in 2003, when Oleksandr Ponomariov performed “Hasta la vista”. The following year Ruslana brought the country their first win with the song “Wild Dances”. It was a feat that would be replicated in 2016 by Jamala with her song “1944”; her emotionally charged song scored a record 534 points to take victory in Stockholm. Last year O.Torvald represented the country on home soil with the song “Time”. The group finished in 24th place, Ukraine’s worst result at the contest to date.