Ukrainian broadcaster Suspline revealed the list of potential artists to represent the country at Eurovision 2023.
Ukraine will choose an artist and a song for Eurovision 2023 via the national selection “Vidbir 2023”
The national broadcaster received 384 applications from 299 participants.
This means that several artists have submitted at least 2 songs.
The 36 artists who qualify for the following rounds are:
- Jerry Heil
- Iana Kovaleva
- Kozak Siromaha
- Lue Bason
- Oy Sound System
- Tember Blanche
- Victoria Niro
- Maks Ptashnyk
- Miya Ramari
- Sasha Fadeyeva
Some of them might be familiar names for you.
KRUTЬ was a finalist in “Vidbir 2020” with the song “99”
Jerry Heil was a finalist in “Vidbir 2020” with the song “Vegan”
TVORCHI participated in “Vidbir 2020“:
The broadcaster will hold audition sessions to shortlist 10-12 artists who will compete in the final of “Vidbir 2023”.
The list of finalists will be published by the 17th of November 2022
The national selection is planned to take part on the 17th of December 2022
Timur Miroshnychenko will be one of the hosts.
For the second slot of hosting, there are 2 rumored names: Zlata Ognevich (ESC 2013) or Kateryna Osadcha.
Dmytro Shurov (Pianoboy), the musical producer, reacted:
“I am personally interested in ensuring that Ukrainian music does not freeze and that it develops in all directions, so that we have our heroes in all possible musical niches and styles. In my opinion, now, during the war, and with complete uncertainty in the lives of musicians, this selection takes on a special significance. We not only choose those worthy to represent Ukraine at the competition, but also have the opportunity to hear a wide range of Ukrainian music that is being created here and now, no matter what.
I am glad that during the selection process, many musicians were motivated, inspired, and encouraged to create new songs and interesting ideas. It was difficult for many of them to start writing again. Many musicians are in forced emigration or on the verge of changing professions, or even survival. There are musicians who volunteer and fight. However, we have a 36-song longlist that has everything from dream pop and rock to indie, rap and ethnic. All this speaks of how creative our nation is, how much we strive to create. I am grateful to UA:PBC for the trust to musically produce the selection. I am already personally listening to this longlist in the car, I hope that after the songs are published, you will too.”
Kalush Orchestra represented Ukraine at Euroision 2022 with the song “Stefania”.
They were announced as the winners of Eurovision 2022