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Ukraine’s Vidbir 2018 semi-finals running order determined

UA:PBC, the broadcaster for Ukraine, have announced the running orders for the two semi-finals of national selection Vidbir 2018.
UA:PBC held a draw in the Ukrainian capital city Kyiv to determine the running orders of the Vidbir 2018 semi-finals. The artists had been split up into the two semi-finals by the organisers beforehand. The two semi-finals will take place on 10 and 17 February, with the grand final on 24 February.

10 February – Semi-final 1
  1. Constantine Dmitriev
  2. Serhiy Babkin
  3. Laud
  4. Kazka
  5. The VYO
  6. Kozak System
  7. Vilna
  8. pur:pur
  9. The Erised
17 February – Semi-final 2
  1. Ingret Kostenko
  2. Mélovin
  3. Julinoza
  4. Tayanna
  5. Kadnay
  6. Yurcash
  7. Mountain Breeze
  8. Illaria
  9. Dilemma

Some names will be familiar to followers of the Ukraine national final. Pur: Pur were finalists of Vidbir 2016, in addition Illaria, Mélovin, and Tayanna all made it to the final of last year’s Vidbir 2017.
UA:PBC will reveal the full list of competing songs at a later date. Some artists however have already revealed their entries. Mélovin will perform “Under the Ladder” and Dilemma’s song “Na Party” was recently revealed as their entry. Tayanna will perform “Lelia”, though this was not her original entry. “Kvitva” was chosen by a fan vote but was later disqualified for being performed before September 1.

What do you think of the list of names of Vidbir 2018? Who do you think should represent Ukraine at Eurovision 2018? Let us know in the comments below or on social media @escXtra

Tom O'Donoghue

Music photographer based in Somerset, United Kingdom. Photographer for London Eurovision Party.

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