Ukrainian public broadcaster UA:PBC has launched a tender for the production of Vidbir 2022, the Ukrainian selection show.
Ukrainian public broadcaster UA:PBC has announced it will independently broadcast the national selection and the Eurovision Song Contest 2022 without private broadcasters’ support.
As previously announced STB will no longer be involved with Ukraine’s participation in the Eurovision Song Contest. From 2016 to 2020 STB produced and broadcast the nation’s national selection for UA:PBC.
UA:PBC has launched a tender for the production of a new national selection for UA:PBC to broadcast. The winner of the tender will also work on the staging of the winner’s performance at Eurovision as well as a backup TV version of the performance should one be needed by the EBU.
The terms of the tender are as followed:
- Production of a national selection for UA:PBC to broadcast at the latest from February 12 and finish by March 4th.
- Selection of performers for the national selection
- Must include a proposal for the format of the national selection, selection of Jury members and ensuring transparent and fair public voting.
- The creation of a backup live on tape performance for Eurovision 2022
- In charge of the staging of the acts of the national selection and act at Eurovision 2022
Applicants have until 24 October 2021 to send their proposals to UA:PBC. More information and the full terms for registration can be found here.
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 favorite with 267 points.
Image Source: EBU / Thomas Hanses | Source: corp
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.