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Eurovision National Selection (Ukraine)

Yevrobachennia. Natsionalnyi Vidbir
Also known as Vidbir
Genre song contest
Presented by Serhiy Prytula (since 2017)
Oleksandr Pedan (2016)
Dmytro Tankovych (2016)
Judges Jamala (since 2017)
Andriy Danylko
Yevhen Filatov (since 2018)
Konstantin Meladze (2016–2017)
Ruslana (2016)
Country of origin Ukraine
Original language(s) Ukrainian
Russian
No. of seasons 3
No. of episodes 10
Release
Original network STB
UA:First
Original release 6 February 2016 (2016-02-06) – present
External links
Official website

Yevrobachennia. Natsionalnyi Vidbir (in Ukrainian: Євробачення. Національний відбір; meaning Eurovision. National Selection) or simply Vidbir is a Ukrainian musical competition organized by STB and UA:PBC. The contest defines the representative of Ukraine in the Eurovision Song Contest.

In the first year of the show, the local record by SMS voting was set by receiving 344,268 unique votes, 37.77% of which supported Jamala.[1]

Winners

Year Song Artist Final Points Semi Points
2016 "1944" Jamala 1 534 2 287
2017 "Time" O.Torvald 24 36 Host country
2018 "Under the Ladder" Mélovin 17 130 6 179

Seasons

Vidbir 2016

The final took place on 21 February 2016. The six entries that qualified from the semi-finals competed. The winner, "1944" performed by Jamala, was selected through the combination of votes from a public televote and an expert jury. Ties were decided in favour of the entries that received higher scores from the public televote.[2] "1944" is the first Eurovision Song Contest song to feature lyrics in the Crimean Tatar language. 382,602 votes were registered by the televote during the show.[3] In addition to the performances of the competing entries, 2016 Irish Eurovision entrant Nicky Byrne performed the 2016 Irish entry "Sunlight" as a guest.

Draw Artist Song Jury Televote Total Place
Percentage Points
1 Brunettes Shoot Blondes "Every Monday" 1 3.40% 1 2 6
2 NuAngels "Higher" 3 5.94% 2 5 5
3 The Hardkiss "Helpless" 6 21.11% 5 11 2
4 Jamala "1944" 5 37.77% 6 11 1
5 SunSay "Love Manifest" 4 18.20% 4 8 3
6 Pur:Pur "We Do Change" 2 13.58% 3 5 4

Vidbir 2017

Final took place on 25 February 2017. Special guests were Alma, Naviband, and Kasia Moś.

Draw Artist Song Jury Televote Total Place
Percentage Points
1 Salto Nazad "O, mamo!" 1 11.35% 3 4 6
2 Mélovin "Wonder" 2 31.22% 6 8 3
3 O.Torvald "Time" 5 25.57% 5 10 1
4 Illaria "Thank You for My Way" 4 7.43% 1 5 5
5 Tayanna "I Love You" 6 16.69% 4 10 2
6 Rozhden "Saturn" 3 7.73% 2 5 4

Vidbir 2018

Final took place on 24 February 2018. Special guests were Mikolas Josef and Madame Monsieur.

Draw Artist Song Jury Televote Total Place
Percentage Points
1 Kadnay "Beat of the Universe" 3 18,61% 5 8 3
2 Tayanna "Lelya" 6 16,62% 4 10 2
3 The Erised "Heroes" 2 6,48% 1 3 6
4 Laud "Waiting" 4 11,56% 2 6 4
5 Vilna "Forest Song" 1 12,92% 3 4 5
6 Mélovin "Under the Ladder" 5 33,81% 6 11 1

References

  1. ^ "Results of the SMS voting on Vidbir 2016" (in Ukrainian). Retrieved 23 Feb 2018. 
  2. ^ Omelyanchuk, Olena (21 February 2016). "Jamala will represent Ukraine in Stockholm!". eurovision.tv. European Broadcasting Union. Retrieved 21 February 2016. 
  3. ^ "СТБ возьмет на себя все затраты по участию Джамалы на «Евровидении-2016»". stb.ua (in Russian). STB. 23 February 2016. Retrieved 24 February 2016. 

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