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Ukraine Has Spoken: The Results from Semifinal 2 of Vidbir 2019!

Tonight in Kyiv, the second semifinal of the Ukranian national selection has concluded. Eight acts took the stage to compete for the three remaining slots in next week’s final. Amongst the hopefuls were Ukrainian star LAUD, who placed 4th in last year’s Vidbir final. Joining him was the Ukrainian band KAZKA, who had the first song in Ukrainian to make …

TONIGHT: Super Saturday 2019

There’s always one weekend in the Eurovision calendar that promises to deliver, and that special weekend is upon us – it’s Super Saturday 2019! And this year, it’s a whopper. No less than eleven selection shows are taking place across Europe to make it the busiest night by far of this year’s selection calendar. Tonight sees the return of a …

Ukraine: Our reviews of the Vidbir 2019 entries – Semi-Final 2

Ukraine’s selection Vidbir continues this weekend with the second semi-final. With the stakes high and a spot in the final at stake, what did we think of the entries in this weekend’s show? James and Sean look at Vidbir semi-final two… Ivan Navi – All For the Love James – 8 – “Good news for Ivan is that “All For …

Ukraine: Our reviews of the Vidbir 2019 entries – Semi-Final 1

Ukraine’s national selection Vidbir begins for 2019 this weekend, as the collaboration between UA:PBC and the private channel STB continues its successful partnership. With an intriguing and alternative mix of songs in this year’s competition, there’s certainly a lot to sink our teeth into. So, what did our editors think of this weekend’s tracks? The Hypnotunez – Hey James – …

Do Semis Really Matter? – The Importance of a Good Semi Result

This editorial is written from the opinion of the author and does not represent the views of the other editors, the EBU or escYOUnited as a whole. It occurred to me last week, during the results live stream after the second semi-final of Destination Eurovision, that the debate had centred on which of the two semi-final winners would be the …

Ukraine: Semi-final running orders confirmed

The Ukrainian broadcaster responsible for Vidbir 2019, STB, has confirmed the running orders for the competition’s two semi-finals, while also confirming that Tayanna (who withdrew from the contest earlier today) would be replaced by Maruv. The composition of the two semi-finals is as follows, with confirmed song titles where possible; Semi-Final 1 The Hypnotunez – Hey! Letay – Myla moya …

Ukraine: Vidbir 2019 participants announced

The official Ukrainian Eurovision feed on Twitter has confirmed the exciting news we were all waiting for; the 16 participants of Vidbir 2019 have been announced! The Ukrainian broadcaster UA:PBC has revealed the names, and they are; KAZKA Brunettes Shoot Blondes Ivan Navi Letay The Hypnotunez Freedom Jazz Braii Vera Kekelia Tayanna Bahroma Laud Yuko Anna Maria KiRA MAZUR Khayat …

Vidbir: Ukrainian artists announcement expected in January

Confirmation of the artists taking place in 2019’s edition of Vidbir is expected in “less than a month” by UA:PBC, with the corporation also posting a number of teasing tweets regarding which acts may be part of the Ukrainian selection. Less than in a month we will introduce the list of participants of #Vidbir2019 to start an exciting #Eurovision season …

Ukraine: Vidbir 2019 to conclude on February 23rd

The Ukrainian national broadcaster, despite recent rumours of debts, have confirmed that they are holding a national final for Eurovision 2019 in collaboration with commercial channel STB. The partnership, which is now in its fourth year, will see two semi-finals take place leading up to a national final on Saturday 23rd February. The contract between the two broadcasters appears to …

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