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Guest performers for Vidbir 2022 announced

Names young and old come back to perform

The broadcaster responsible for the Ukrainian national selection for Eurovision – UA:PBC Suspilne have announced the guest performers for Vidbir 2022. There are Eurovision winners, participants as well as former Ukrainian Junior Eurovision representatives performing too.

Former Eurovision acts perform once more.

As well as being jurors on Vidbir, Jamala and Tina Karol will perform. Tina being the earliest of the two in terms of participation competed in Eurovision when the contest was held in Athens in 2006. She came in seventh place with 145 points. Jamala won the contest and therefore Ukraine’s second victory in Stockholm in 2016 with the song 1944 amassing a total of 534 points.

Tina Karol - Show Me Your Love (Ukraine) 2006 FinalTina Karol – Show Me Your Love (Ukraine) 2006 Final
LIVE - Jamala - 1944 (Ukraine) at the Grand Final of the 2016 Eurovision Song ContestLIVE – Jamala – 1944 (Ukraine) at the Grand Final of the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest

In addition, Go_A will perform. They won Vidbir in 2020 with the song ”Solovey” but due to the contest being cancelled as a result of the Covid_19 pandemic they didn’t get to perform it. UA:PBC subsequently allowed their participation to be rolled over a year, so in 2021 they finally represented Ukraine in 2021 with the song ”Shum” coming in fifth with 364 points. So lets give Solovey some love.

Go_A - Solovey - Ukraine 🇺🇦 - Official Video - Eurovision 2020Go_A – Solovey – Ukraine 🇺🇦 – Official Video – Eurovision 2020

Former Ukrainian Junior Eurovision participants also perform.

Darina Krasnovetska, Sophy Ivy, Oleksandr Balabanov and Olena Usenko will do a performance all together rather than as individuals in contrast to their adult counterparts. Olena Usenko is the most recent participant performing with the song “Vazhil” coming in sixth with 125 points.

Olena Usenko - Vazhil - LIVE - Ukraine 🇺🇦 - Junior Eurovision 2021Olena Usenko – Vazhil – LIVE – Ukraine 🇺🇦 – Junior Eurovision 2021

Who is taking part?

The eight songs competing in tomorrow’s Vidbir final are now all available to listen to, ahead of tomorrow’s final. 

The running order for Vidbir 2022 is as follows:

  1. Cloudless – “All be alright”
  2. Michael Soul – “Demons”
  3. Our Atlantic – “Моя Любов”
  4. Barleben – “Hear My Words”
  5. Roxolana – “GIRLZZZZ”
  6. Kalush Orchestra – “Stefania”
  7. Wellboy – “Nozzy Bossy”
  8. Alina Pash – “Тіні забутих предків” (Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors)

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