Ukraine: Vidbir-format used once again

Ukraine will once again use the format with the shows called Vidbir to pick their act for the Eurovision Song Contest. Broadcaster UA:PBC announced this on Twitter.

In 2016 the format gave them Jamala’s song ‘1944’ (pictured above) which ended up winning Eurovision in Stockholm. On home soil, O:Torvald was less successful with a 24th place for their rock song ‘Time’.

Because of a lack of funds for broadcaster UA:PBC, commercial broadcaster STB will once again organise and finance the show for the third consecutive year. STB also jumped in for the actual Eurovision Song Contest in Kiev this year, as they were media partner for the event.