UA:PBC the Ukrainian national broadcaster has confirmed to ESCToday that Ukraine will participate at the forthcoming 2018 Eurovision Song Contest in Lisbon next year.
Ukraine is yet to determine the mechanism it will use to select its Eurovision act and entry for Lisbon, it is more than liketly that the country will yet again opt for a national selection. In 2017 O.Torvald represented Ukraine on home soil with their entry Time, achieving a 24th place in the Grand Final.
Ukraine in Eurovision
Ukraine debuted in Eurovision in 2003 and has won the competition twice (2004-Ruslana, 2016- Jamala). The country is amongst the most successful countries in the contest and has never missed a Eurovision Grand Final since its debut, with the exception of 2015 when the country Ukraine withdrew from the contest. The country has achieved a total of 9 TOP 10 placings in its 14 year history in the event.
The 2018 Eurovision Song Contest is scheduled to be held on 8, 10 and 12 May in Lisbon, Portugal.
The deadline for broadcasters to officially apply for Eurovision 2018 concludes by mid September. Hereafter, countries have a grace period to confirm their participation or withdraw their application without a penalty.
The final list of the 2018 Eurovision participating countries is expected to be released by the EBU later during the year.