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Ukraine have withdrawn from Eurovision 2019

Following the furore surrounding Maruv’s rejection of the contract imposed by UA:PBC on her to participate in Eurovision 2019, and with the three entrants behind her in the national selection (Freedom Jazz, Kazka and Brunettes Shoot Blondes) turning down the offer to represent the country in Tel Aviv, the national broadcaster has announced it will withdraw from this year’s competition. …

MARUV’s “Siren Song” wins Vidbir and will represent Ukraine at Eurovision 2019

After two exciting semi-finals, Ukraine’s Vidbir 2019 has selected MARUV and the song, “Siren Song”,  as its representative for the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest. Sixteen acts competed, from which six were selected for the final, with the winner determined by jury and televotes. The show also featured strong performances from Bilal Hassani (singing the France 2019 entry, “Roi”) and Jamala …

Ukraine: #YOU want Maruv to go to Tel Aviv!

Earlier today, we asked #YOU who you wanted to represent Ukraine in this year’s Eurovision Song Contest, and #YOU have made a decision! With a staggering 57% of the vote, your choice is clear – Maruv is your favourite to represent the Eastern European nation in Tel Aviv! The sultry, moody power pop anthem “Siren Song” would certainly turn heads …

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 …

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 …

Ukraine: UA:PBC expect to continue Eurovision 2018 participation

Earlier today, it has been reported by various fan outlets that the Ukrainian national broadcaster with regards to the Eurovision Song Contest – UA:PBC – would be putting Ukraine’s participation at the contest this year at risk due to a threat of closure and a lack of funding. However, it seems that the worries may be premature, as the official …

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