UA:PBC and STB have unveiled the sixteen Vidbir 2020 candidates, one of them will fly to Rotterdam in order to represent Ukraine at the forthcoming 2020 Eurovision Song Contest.
UA:PBC and STB will be yet again co-organizing the 2020 Ukrainian national selection- Vidbir. The national selection will be hosted by Sergey Prytula whilst Ruslan Kvinta will be the musical producer of the shows. Natalia Franchuk will be the the creative producer of the national selection.
Vidbir 2020 will consist of three shows: 2 Semi-finals and a Grand Final. A total of sixteen acts will battle for the golden ticket to Rotterdam at the 2020 Ukrainian national selection.
Vidbir 2020 Agenda
- 08/02/2020- Semi-final 1
- 15/02/2020- Semi-final 2
- 22/02/2020- Vidbir Grand Final
The 2020 Ukrainian Eurovision entry and act will be selected on Saturday 22 February in Kyiv. All three live shows will be broadcast live on UA:PBC 1 and STB.
Vidbir 2020 Candidates
- David Axelrod
- Elina Ivashchenko
- FO SHO
- Jerry Heil
- Katya Chilly
- MOONZOO feat. F.M.F. Sure
- Oleksandr Poriadynskyi
Ukraine in Eurovision
Ukraine debuted at the Eurovision Song Contest in 2003 with Oleksandr Ponormayov‘s Hasta la vista, and has won the competition twice in 2004 (Ruslana) and 2016 (Jamala). The country has hosted the contest twice in its majestic capital Kyiv in 2005 and 2017.
Ukraine is one of the most successful countries in the Eurovision Song Contest and has so far not missed out competing in the Grand Final. The Eastern European nation has competed in Europe’s favourite television show every year since its debut with the exception of 2015 and 2019 when the country withdrew from the competition.
The Ukrainians have made it 9 times in the top 10 of the leader board in their 15 ESC participations, including 2 victories ( 2004, 2016), 2 2nd placings (2007, 2008), 1 3rd placing (2013) and 4th placing (2011).