Watch now: National final in Ukraine

by Sanjay (Sergio) Jiandani 2,427 views

Good evening Europe, this is Kyiv calling! Tonight we’re heading to the majestic Ukrainian capital Kyiv, for the 2018 Ukrainian national final. A total of 6 acts will battle for the right to defend the Ukrainian colours at the forthcoming 2018 Eurovision Song Contest in Lisbon during tonight’s show.

How to watch?

You can follow the 2018 Ukrainian national final from 18:00 CET (19:00 local time) on the following channels:

  • STB
  • UA:PBC Channel 1
  • STB Youtube channel webstream
  • UA:PBC  Youtube channel webstream

About the show

The 2018 Ukrainian national final will be held in Kyiv tonight with a total of 6 acts battling for the golden ticket to Lisbon. The show will be hosted by Serhiy Prytula.

The 2016 Ukrainian Eurovision winner Jamala will be gracing the stage during the show and will perform her brand new song Krila.

The 2018 Ukrainian entry will be determined via a 50/50 special jury-public televoting deliberation.

The Participants

  • Kadnay – Beat of Universe
  • Tayanna – Lelya
  • The Erised – Heroes
  • Laud – Wating
  • Vilna – Forest song
  • Melovin – Under the ladder

The Jury

Eugene Filatov, Jamala and Andreiy Danilko compose the 2018 Ukrainian national final jury panel. The 3 judges will be responsible to deliberate the 2018 Ukrainian Eurovision representative along with the public voting.

Ukraine in Eurovision

Ukraine debuted in Eurovision in 2003 and has won the competition on two ocassions, namely in 2004 with Ruslana and in 2016 with 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. Ukraine has achieved a total of 9 Top 10 placings in its 14 year history in the event.

In 2017, O.Torvald represented Ukraine on home soil with their entry Time, achieving a 24th place in the Grand Final.