Vidbir 2023: Ukraine’s act for Eurovision 2023 to be selected on December 17th

The current title-holders of the Eurovision Song Contest, Ukraine, have announced that their national final for the Eurovision Song Contest 2023, Vidbir, will take place on the 17th of December 2022. The broadcaster still accepts song submissions until the 15th of October 2022, through

In August 2022, the Ukrainian broadcaster announced the rules for Vidbir 2023, which will be broadcasted on Suspilne TV and all its digital platforms:

  • An online voting will determine the composition of the jury for the National Final and also the Ukrainian jury for the Eurovision Song Contest 2023
  • Both solo performers and bands, already existing or specificially created for this event, are allowed to participate
  • Songs can be submitted in any language, except the language of the aggressor state
  • Personal participation in listening to the longlisted participants is mandatory

Furthermore, it was announced that Timur Miroshnychenko, who also hosted the Eurovision Song Contest 2017 in Kyiv, would be one of the two hosts of Vidbir 2023. The second presenter is yet to be revealed.

Kalush Orchestra have won the Eurovision Song Contest 2022 in Turin for Ukraine, setting an impressive new record in the televoting with 28 sets of 12 points from the participating countries, resulting in 439 televote points in total. We recently had the pleasure to interview the Eurovision winners in our Torino Throwback, which you can check out here!

Due to the ongoing war in the country, Ukraine will sadly be unable to host the Eurovision Song Contest in 2023. However, their chosen entry will be directly qualified to the final and the EBU has promised to put Ukrainian influences in the production of next year’s Eurovision Song Contest!

Which artists would you like to see at Vidbir? Let us know your thoughts in the comments and on our social media profiles! @escbubble

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