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๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Ukraine confirms Eurovision 2022 participation

They did not confirm if Vidbir will return next year

UA:PBC has confirmed Ukraineโ€™s participation in the Eurovision Song Contest 2022 in Italy. They join the likes of Australia’s SBS and Sweden’s SVT in confirming their participation less than a month after the 2021 Grand Final. It is unknown whether Vidbir will return as their selection method.

UA:PBC, the Ukrainian public broadcaster, has confirmed to ESCToday that they will be participating in Eurovision 2022. However, the broadcaster did not revealed any details of how they will select their entrant for next yearโ€™s Eurovision Song Contest.

Since 2016, UA:PBC has worked with private broadcaster STB to run their national selection. Although Vidbir was used in 2020 to originally select GO_A, their 2021 entry “Shum” was selected internally via a jury process.

Ukraine in the Eurovision Song Contest

Ukraine made their Eurovision debut back in 2003. The first to fly the countryโ€™s flag at the contest wasย Oleksandr Ponomariov who finished 14th with his entry โ€œHasta la vistaโ€œ. Despite the underwhelming start, Ukraine didnโ€™t have to wait long to achieve good results. In fact, in 2004 Ruslana triumphed in Istanbul with her charismatic entry โ€œWild Dancesโ€œ. Ukraine also won the contest in 2016 with Jamala and her entry โ€œ1944โ€œ. Besides their two victories, Ukraine also placed second twice in 2007 and 2008 and third in 2013.

Following Eurovisionโ€™s cancellation in 2020, UA:PBC quickly announced that Go_Aย would return to represent Ukraineย at the 2021 contest in Rotterdam with “Shum”. Their return to the Eurovision following their 2019 withdrawal was a success, with GO_A finishing 5th with 364 points, placing 2nd with the televote behind overall winners Mรฅneskin.

Furthermore, Ukraine is now the only country that has a 100% qualification record for the Grand Final. Can they maintain this record in 2022?

Are you excited to see Ukraine return for 2022?ย Let us know!ย Be sure to stay updated by followingย @ESCXTRA on Twitter,ย @escxtra on Instagramย and liking ourย Facebook pageย for the latest updates!ย Also, be sure to follow usย on Spotifyย andย YouTubeย to see our reactions to the news in the run up to the 2022 national final season!

Costa Christou

Ever since I saw Helena Paparizou's triumph at Eurovision in 2005 (at the tender age of 6), I have been crazy about Eurovision. From the regional native language bops and shrieky female-led balladry to the sophisticated avant garde pop songs and chart-friendly EDM, I love everything about this cultural phenomenon. I'm currently working as a Delivery Manager in a software development team.

Comments on ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Ukraine confirms Eurovision 2022 participation

  • Netta Barzilai

    who will represent ukraine eurovision 2022

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