Ukrainian broadcaster has received 284 entries from which they selected the long list out of 27 participants which will further be narrowed down once again until they get the 8 finalists of Vidbir which is scheduled to take place on 12th of February at 18:00 CET. The list of the final 8 acts is going to be revealed next week along with the running order and the names of the songs.
The twenty-seven shortlisted artists are:
- Alina Pash
- Kalush Orchestra
- Laura Marti
- Michael Soul
- Our Atlantic
- Sofia Shanti
- The blue artic
- The Tape Machine
- Victoria NIRO
- Vika Yahych
- Yuliia Timochko
Because of the pandemic, the National Selection has not been held since 2020. Over this time, Ukrainian musicians have obviously accumulated energy and materials, so the number of good applications was very big! Still, there have not been many arguments among the organizing committee members up to this point, and the longlist was formed quite quickly. The fight is for the 8 positions in the final, so the hottest arguments are ahead!
Yaroslav Lodygin, a member of the Managing Board of UA:PBC
Last year Go_A ended the contest on 5th place, being the runner up of the televote, scoring 364 points in the end “Shum” became the first-ever Ukrainian song to enter the Billboard charts.
What are your expectations of Vidbir 2022? Which of the shortlisted artists would you like to see in the final 8? Let us know in the comments below and at our social media links!