Ukraine: UA:PBC confirms participation in Eurovision 2019

by Sanjay (Sergio) Jiandani 1,204 views

UA:PBC, the Ukrainian national broadcaster, has confirmed to ESCToday that Ukraine will participate at the forthcoming 2019 Eurovision Song Contest in Israel.

Good evening Europe, this is Kyiv calling! The Ukrainians are heading to Israel for Eurovision 2019. Thus Ukraine joins the list of countries who have confirmed their intention to participate at the forthcoming 2019 Eurovision Song Contest in Tel Aviv.

2019 will see the country’s 16th Eurovision participation. It is more than likely that Ukraine will select its 2019 Eurovision act and entry via its national selection Vidbir, as has been the case in recent years.

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 when the country withdrew from the competition.

The Ukraians 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).

In 2018 Ukraine selected its Eurovision act via its epic national selection Vidbir, Melovin was crowned the winner and won the golden ticket to Lisbon with his entry Under the ladder, achieving a 17th place in the Grand Final.