UA:PBC has confirmed Ukraine’s participation in the Eurovision Song Contest 2022 in Italy.
The Ukrainian public broadcaster UA:PBC has confirmed to ESCToday that they will be participating in the Eurovision Song Contest 2022 in Italy. UA:PBC has not yet revealed any details of how they will select their entrant for next year’s Eurovision Song Contest.
Ukraine has traditionally held an open national selection to select their representative for the Eurovision Song Contest. Since 2016 they have co-operated with private broadcaster STB to organise the nation’s Eurovision selection.
Go_A finished 5th in the Grand Final of Eurovision 2021 scoring a total of 364 points. “Shum” has gone viral globally and became the first-ever Ukrainian song to enter the Billboard charts. Ukraine was the public’s second favourite with 267 points.
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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. In 2017 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.