Suspilne has revealed that a total of 53 applications have been received so far to compete in Vidbir 2022.
Since opening submissions for the Ukrainian selection for Eurovision 2022 ten days ago, a total of 53 applications have been received by Suspilne. Among the singers to have applied to represent Ukraine in Turin are past X Factor, Voice and Junior Eurovision participants.
Submissions have not just been received by artists residing in Ukraine but also singers in Hungary, Germany and Armenia. Song submissions will remain open until January 10, with the participants announced by January 24.
Vidbir is set to be held in February, with the Ukrainian representative being chosen by a combination of public and jury voting. The Ukrainian broadcaster Suspline has taken over the organisation of the nations Eurovision selection from STB after a partnership since 2016 ended.
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: Suspline
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.