Suspilne has announced that a total of 284 submissions were received for the Ukrainian Eurovision selection.
Following the closure of the submissions window, the Ukrainian public broadcaster has announced that a total of 284 songs were received. The announcement means that a total of 164 songs were received in the final five days that the submissions window was open.
The participants in the Ukrainian national selection will be 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: Suspilne
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.