Ukraine: 27 acts have been shortlisted for Vidbir 2022

January 17, 2022


After receiving a total of 284 submissions for Vidbir 2022, the Ukrainian broadcaster UA:PBC have now shortlisted 27 of these acts to advance to the next stage of Ukraine’s selection process for Eurovision 2022.

  • Alina Pash
  • Barleben
  • Cloudless
  • DOdoBro
  • Gorim!
  • IDXO
  • Kalush Orchestra
  • LAUD
  • Laura Marti
  • Michael Soul
  • Our Atlantic
  • Oyedamola
  • Schor
  • SHY
  • Skhidzakhid
  • Sofia Shanti
  • SOWA
  • The blue artic
  • The Tape Machine
  • Victoria NIRO
  • Vika Yahych
  • Yuliia Timochko

All of these 27 acts will be whittled down to eight, and these eight acts will perform in the Vidbir 2022 final on February 12th. The finalists, and the running order for the show, is expected to be revealed next week.

Speaking out about the return of Vidbir in 2022, a member of the Managing Board for UA:PBC, Yaroslav Lodygin, has said: Because of the pandemic, the National Selection has not been held since 2020. Over this time, Ukrainian musicians have obviously accumulated energy and materials, so the number of good applications was very big! Still, there have not been many arguments among the organizing committee members up to this point, and the longlist was formed quite quickly. The fight is for the 8 positions in the final, so the hottest arguments are ahead!”

Vidbir is returning for the first time since 2020, when Go_A were crowned the winners with their song “Solovey”. Go_A were re-selected by the broadcaster as Ukraine’s representatives for Eurovision 2021, thus no Vidbir took place.

Are you excited to see Vidbir returning this year? Which eight acts are you hoping will make the final? Let us know in the comments below!

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