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Vidbir

Yevrobachennia. Natsionalnyi Vidbir
Also known asVidbir
Genresong contest
Presented bySerhiy Prytula (2017—)
Oleksandr Pedan (2016)
Dzmitryj Tankovič (2016)
JudgesAndriy Danylko (2016—)
Jamala (2017—)
Yevhen Filatov (2018—)
Konstantin Meladze (2016–2017)
Ruslana (2016)
Opening theme"The Feeling" - Jason Tarver & Louise Dowd
Country of originUkraine
Original language(s)Ukrainian
No. of seasons4
No. of episodes13
Release
Original networkSTB
UA:First
Original release6 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
2019 "Siren Song" Maruv Withdrawn

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 tele-vote and an expert jury. Ties were decided in favour of the entries that received higher scores from the public tele-vote.[2] "1944" is the first Eurovision Song Contest song to feature lyrics in the Crimean Tatar language. 382,602 votes were registered by the tele-vote 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 included Alma, Manel Navarro, Tamara Gachechiladze, 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 included 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

Vidbir 2019

The final took place on 23 February 2019 with special guests Lake Malawi and Bilal Hassani. Maruv was declared the winner after receiving the most votes among the six finalists. On 26 February 2019, three days after the final was aired, Ukraine withdrew from the Eurovision Song Contest 2019 after Maruv and UA:PBC were unable to reach an agreement on her participation in the contest as a result of controversy.[4][5]

Draw Artist Song Juries Televote (SMS) / App Total Place
Votes Percentage Points
1 Freedom Jazz "Cupidon" 6 4 10 2
2 Yuko "Galyna guliala" 4 1 5 5
3 Maruv "Siren Song" 5 6 11 1
4 Brunettes Shoot Blondes "Houston" 2 3 5 4
5 Kazka "Apart" 3 5 8 3
6 Anna Maria "My Road" 1 2 3 6

Ratings

Year 1 SF 2 SF 3 SF Final Reference
2016 9,7 % 10,3 % N/A 13,5 % [6][7][8]
2017 10,6 % 8,8 % 8,2 % 9,1 % [9][10][11][12]
2018 9,0 % 11,3 % N/A 13,9 % [13][14][15]
2019 10,8 % 11,1 % 13,1 % [16][17][18]

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.
  4. ^ "Никаких гастролей по России: MARUV поставили условие для участия в Евровидении-2019". Lifestyle 24. 24 February 2019. Retrieved 24 February 2019.
  5. ^ "Ukraine's Maruv wins Eurovision national selection, sparking controversy (VIDEO)". Kyiv Post. 24 February 2019. Retrieved 24 February 2019.
    "MARUV have been set a number of conditions, among which no touring in Russia". Ukrayinska Pravda (in Ukrainian). 24 February 2019. Retrieved 24 February 2019.
  6. ^ "Игры с долей. Кто запустил новый сезон, тот проиграл... сериалам на «Украине»".
  7. ^ "Игры с долей. Куда ведет «Лестница в небеса»".
  8. ^ "Игры с долей. Как СТБ и Плюсы обошли «Украину». И при чем тут футбол".
  9. ^ "Игры с долей. СТБ начинает и не выигрывает".
  10. ^ "Игры с долей. Новый сезон на Плюсах и взлет ICTV".
  11. ^ "Игры с долей. Новая «Лига смеха» и новая жизнь «пацанок»".
  12. ^ "Игры с долей. В бой за рейтинги вступает «Новый канал»".
  13. ^ "Игры с долей. Нацотбор на «Евровидение» и олимпийский рывок «UA: Перший»".
  14. ^ "Игры с долей. Фигуристы, футболисты и «Евровидение»".
  15. ^ "Игры с долей. Новый сезон на «Новом канале»".
  16. ^ "Игры с долей. Порошенко - на «Украине», Медведчук - на «112». И Нацотбор на «Евровидение-2019»".
  17. ^ "Игры с долей. Парад сериальных премьер".
  18. ^ "Игры с долей. Эксперимент «Украины», финал Нацотбора на «Евровидение» и неудачи «Нового канала»".

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