Suspilne has announced that the final of Vidbir 2022, its Eurovision selection, will be held on February 12.
Ukraine will select its representative for the Eurovision Song Contest 2022 on February 12. The final of Vidbir will be held on the second Saturday in February, with the selection returning to a one-show process.
The participants in the Ukrainian national selection will be announced by January 24. The Ukrainian representative being chosen by a combination of public and jury voting. The Ukrainian broadcaster Suspline has taken over the organisation of the nation’s 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.
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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.