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Ukraine’s Vidbir 2020 brought a variety of music genres to the stage. And after two semi-finals, the excitement is about to reach its peak with Saturday’s grand final.

This Eurovision 2020 national final is giving us a diverse field of contestants. But now it’s time to pick your winner!

Vidbir 2020: The Finalists

Jerry Heil

Jerry Heil’s semi-final one performance was all about the bold and extravagant. The animated background had a sign titled “Welcome Las Vegans” accompanied by vegetables resembling landmarks from the famous gambling city. That makes sense given that her song is about veganism. Her two dancers wore body suits and helped her perform the choreography. No meat in sight…

Krutь

Maryna Krutь delivered a classy performance of “99” in semi one. With the support of animated background images, the song almost takes you on a spiritual journey. Her bandura adds a unique touch. She received critical acclaim from the jurors.

Go_A

Go_A delivered a sharp and spot-on performance. “Solovey” came with thoughtful graphics that matched the sonic progression. Their remarkable voices also helped the group receive strong support from both the jury and the televoters.

Khayat

Khayat dropped some fierce high-art visuals for his semi two performance. It seemed like something from outer space. There was great interaction between the dancers and the camera work.

TVORCHI

TVORCHI showed off some impressive vocals in the second semi. At times, the lyrics appeared on screen, creating direct interaction with the audience. Based on YouTube views, it’s one of the favorites to win Saturday’s final.

 

David Axelrod

David Axelrod had some dancers on stage – they were dressed in white wearing wings. The performance was effortless and the LED created some nice images.

Poll: Who should win Ukraine’s Vidbir 2020?

Who should win Ukraine’s Eurovision selection? Vote for your favourite in our poll. You can vote for as many acts as you like. But you can only vote one time. So make it count!

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[…] Following the second semi-final, we asked you to start voting for your favourite to win. […]

Heylin
Heylin
8 months ago

Solovey is easily the best crafted song here. I just wish her vocals weren’t so harsh.

Aura
Aura
8 months ago

I am still sad that Fo Sho did not pass.

Ya z toboyu liubliusia poky ne zna matusia
Ya z toboyu liubliusia poky ne zna matusia
8 months ago

Go_A or go away, Ukraine.

Robert
Robert
8 months ago

[O] should’ve been in there, that song is on repeat for me.. So catchy, don’t understand how this didn’t qualify.. By lack of this I choose Go-A

Igor
Igor
8 months ago

All Finalists has just performed live for Radio station, very different performances and vocals for some artists: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kRvke2KBU9E

Banana
Banana
8 months ago

I don’t know much about Tvorchi but I am very impressed by what they do. I have watched a few videos on YouTube and was very impressed with both their music and Kenny’s beautiful voice. Even more impressed that Kenny sounds great live. Good luck to them!

BoyWithEmotions
BoyWithEmotions
8 months ago
Reply to  Banana

he sounds very weak live, I’m not impressed

MikolasFan
MikolasFan
8 months ago

so the host Pritula repeated his disgraceful joke about Khayat’s last year homophobic attack… His first words to Khayat after his performance in second semi were : “are you without your robe today? have you not been beaten in the subway this time?” and then he continued to whining and make fun of local journalist who publicly called out Pritula’ inappropriate behavior and homophobic jokes about violence towards Khayat last year you can see how confused and lost Khayat has looked during Pritula stupid rants….ugh! there are rumors Khayat gonna change his female dancers to hot guys (as Tina suggested… Read more »

Ana
Ana
8 months ago
Reply to  MikolasFan

It’s Ukraine. They think veganism is a fresh new topic and gays are worth beating in the subway. And yes, I say it as a person who has family there. A long way to go for them until they reach the west

Julia
Julia
8 months ago
Reply to  Ana

don’t say that about the whole country! in this way you offend many good Ukrainians and even your own family. in any country there are such people. both bad and good. don’t escalate hate

Colin
Colin
8 months ago

Okay, here are my first impressions on the finalists: – Solovey – Very interesting. It reminds me a bit of Poland last year with strong cultural vibe and high pitch singing. I’d like to know the lyrics, aside from it’s title meaning Nightingale. It would be quite a special choice for Ukraine to go with this. – Bonfire – It’s fine, with the drop actually being the most interesting part. It’s a pretty nice song overall and Ukraine didn’t go with songs with a drop before. – 99 – It’s very sweet, like a lullaby. I also don’t know everything… Read more »

Jo.
Jo.
8 months ago

Solovey is the clear winner, and to be honest…the only one who has a shot at qualifying. The juries will hate it for sure, but it might get a strong public support.
Ukraine won’t get a top 10 result this yr tho.

Christiano
Christiano
8 months ago

Omg, I forgot for Vidbir.
I see that only ukrainians and ethno-friendly fans write comments here. Go-A ? Nope, this is really bad, I don’t know who will vote for such loud and unpleasant vocals. Come on, Eurovision is just a big party!
Bonfire, Vegan, and Call for Love will work much better.

Fatima
Fatima
8 months ago

Whoever sings fifth on the night will win

Ashton Schier
Ashton Schier
8 months ago
Reply to  Fatima

its Khayat then, not surprised since he is a fan fav

BleuKnaveXD236
BleuKnaveXD236
8 months ago

GO_A is definitely my winner. I love that song so much… I’ve watched other performances by them on YouTube I’m just so obsessed with them. Good luck to all the performers of course, but a bit more going towards GO_A XD

NickC
NickC
8 months ago

I think Khayat or Tvorchi will win, but I feel, the act with the best potential is Krutb.

JBEHR
JBEHR
8 months ago

I think all the songs are awfull, not my taste at all. If i have to chose one i would say Khayat, my seat favorite is Solovey, i don’t like her voice at all!

Ana
Ana
8 months ago
Reply to  JBEHR

Who cares? What are you screaming about? Did you expect to receive a phone call from the producers checking if the songs are pleasing your personal taste? Do you think it’s even possible to please every little b^tch in the crowd?

BoyWithEmotions
BoyWithEmotions
8 months ago

why wiwibloggs use the same pics of artists over and over again?
especially of pics of Jerry and Khayat who has like hundreds another cool photos, copy paste too much lol

LOL
LOL
8 months ago

honestly its a picture who cares, if you want more look them up. simple LMAO

Banana
Banana
8 months ago

ESCFanGA, I agree with you to some degree. There are two acts (Krut’ and Jerry) which can achieve high results but they need to work on their mistakes. Krut’ needs to work on her vocals. The song is only great if her vocals stand out. I loved the studio version but live is quite disappointing. What’s wrong as she can sing. She needs to work on it really hard. Jerry needs new costume and some act to captivate the public. Her voice is great but with her song it’s not enough. In the studio version it’s her facial expressions that… Read more »

profusioninside
profusioninside
8 months ago

None of live performances this year on Vidbir immpreses with vocals actually. The difference between studio and live versions is significant and not in a good way. Khayat is having a catchy song but sounds like he’s having hicup with accent. TVORCHI and David Axelrod are just awful. Krut? basically howls and the vocalist of Go-A is phony most of the time. Jerry Heil sounds the same but she’s not great either. Not trying to offend anyone, it’s just the way it is. Still, they have time to improve. Me personally rooting for Solovey or 99 ftw.

BoyWithEmotions
BoyWithEmotions
8 months ago

only Tvorchi and Jerry has weak or shaky vocals, the others sounds good for me, not perfect but decent and with more training and polishing all of these songs could do just fine in Rotterdam ( except Horizon)

my personal winners are Khayat and GoA

Kirby
Kirby
8 months ago

I adore KRUTb, it’s a solid entry and the background graphics are inspiring. I also like GO-A, but I’m afraid of a Tulia effect. Tvorchi’s song is interesting and that typical ahead-of-its-time entry, the vocalist needs to improve his singing technique though. Jerry Heil’s Vegan sounds and looks like a JESC entry. I can’t find Khayat’s wavelength and David Axelrod seems to have been travelled forward from Eurovision 1993.

Nicolas
Nicolas
8 months ago
Reply to  Kirby

Poland last year make two mistakes : adding english lyrics and a bad staging. Anyway Solovey has a totally different beat than Pali Sie and sounds way more modern and less unidimensional and the more important way more better.

Alex
Alex
8 months ago

I’m from Ukraine and I will be voting for Go_A – Solovey in the Vidbir’s final, this song can win the whole Eurovision-2020! True masterpiece!

Bonny
Bonny
8 months ago
Reply to  Alex

I’m Ukrainian too and I would never say like that, especially when
we still have to listen 30 songs from other countries, and as much I like Solovey I cant say it’s a ESC winner or even top 10 material , Solovey is a good song and could do well (or not) , anyway I’m willing to wait for all songs to be out to judge who is potential winner this year

as for the Vidbir winner its Khayat or Go A for me, or Krutb
Tvorchi smells like NQ

Nicolas
Nicolas
8 months ago
Reply to  Alex

Yes, this what we want to hear at the Eurovision and not 40 english commercial mainstream pop songs we hear on the radio everyday.

John
John
8 months ago

The potential of Go_A at Rotterdam to do the most memorable show is off the charts! Solovey can be a great mix of traditional singing combined w/ EDM. It gives me the same vibes as the ONUKA interval act did in Kyiv – it brought the house down.

ESCFanGA
ESCFanGA
8 months ago

Am I the only one who thinks Ukraine might not qualify this year? I don’t really like any of the songs in Vidbir this year.

Miguel
Miguel
8 months ago
Reply to  ESCFanGA

I agree. As much as I like Solovey, I can see a similar ending as Poland 2019

Emkay
Emkay
8 months ago

I don’t know how many Eurofans talk about things like this, but the production on Go_A’s song is absolutely fantastic. KRUT also has a fantastic song with great staging, I always love an led that behaves like a music video, and those do tend to warrent good results when paired with a decent song. (hey there Hungary 2013) This is a high quality lineup, any of these songs could lead to decent placing at the final (with the exception of “Vegan” or “Horizon” probably.)

Fan From Texas
Fan From Texas
8 months ago

Vidbir is a mess. I couldn’t get all the way through any of the songs. I wanted to like them all but I don’t really like any of them. Thumbs down to all of them.

Timi
Timi
8 months ago

Strongest final of the season, Ukraine has lots of talent. Go_A or Khayat for me, but KRUT? is amazing too. Jerry is fun, it makes me laugh a lot despite I find “Vegan” very offensive to vegan community. I don’t understand the hyoe with Tvorchi, to be honest.

And David is… Dated?

emeej
emeej
8 months ago

If 99 wins, it will be one of my favorite entries this year. Its amazing

Juliet
Juliet
8 months ago

Well, Tvorchi have no staging. But I like the charismatic singer and the cool hook.
Khayat has a staging, but his timbre in English is terrible, and that will not change. The song is not bad, but… like from the 90s.
So, I dont know
I will give the 3rd place to Vegan.
Go A – Too negative, loud and aggressive for me.
Krut – Bored
David Axelrod – Bored

Timi
Timi
8 months ago
Reply to  Juliet

Solovey talks about a bird. 🙁

Juliet
Juliet
8 months ago
Reply to  Timi

I’m sure it doesn’t matter, Timi

Joe
Joe
8 months ago

I’ll admit, I haven’t been following Vidbir this year. Who do people like in particular?

Tibor
Tibor
8 months ago
Reply to  Joe

There’s no clear frontrunner. Krut’ and Tvorchi have won the semis (both jury and televote), but Khayat, Go_A and Jerry Heil weren’t far behind. David Axelrod will come last. And I’d be okay with everyone but him or Jerry Heil winning. Her singing style is a bit annoying and her song is a bit childish. The others are all very good and very different. Tough choice for Ukraine.

Kosey
Kosey
8 months ago

Go-A or Khayat for me.

If Jerry Heil wins, I will have lost all my faith in humankind and will vow to become a hermit.

Nicolas
Nicolas
8 months ago
Reply to  Kosey

There’s no way she’ll win, look at the like-dislike ratio on Youtube lol.

Film
Film
8 months ago

Im Rooting for the divisive Jerry, but i also like Krut, Khayat and Go-A. Not into Tvorchi and David. It will be very interesting final. Good luck to everyone and let the most deserving one win.

Banan banan
Banan banan
8 months ago

“TVORCHI showed off some impressive vocals in the second semi. ”
I suppose you have some ear problems

Nick
Nick
8 months ago
Reply to  Banan banan

maybe its was sarcastic remark lol

Nicolas
Nicolas
8 months ago
Reply to  Banan banan

Tvorchj would be the worst choice for Ukraine. And based on Youtube ?? All I see is 3 less time views than some others.

Sabrina
Sabrina
8 months ago

Rooting for Go-A, but wouldn’t mind Krut, Khayat or Tvorchi.

Tibor
Tibor
8 months ago
Reply to  Sabrina

I feel very safe with Ukraine this year, they practically can’t make a bad decision, if we assume that David Axelrod is already out of the game and Jerry Heil very unlikely to win.

Sabrina
Sabrina
8 months ago
Reply to  Tibor

I feel the same. And sometimes there’s that song I like but don’t see it working in an Eurovision context, but I believe Ukraine can find an audience for any of these 4 (and could also find one for “Vegan”, if it was the case).

Una
Una
8 months ago

OK, so I liked “Horizon” a lot even though it sounds like a classical power balad of some sort. It was very nice to the ears. Then I liked 99 (mostly the instrumental part that was pretty magical, not the voice as it was shaky at times despite being able to hold the high note at the end). But I liked 99, it was different in a very lyrical way. I don’t know the name of the instrument either but it sounded very fitting in the whole act. And the staging was very beautiful. Then I liked Bonfire. I can’t… Read more »

Talula
Talula
8 months ago
Reply to  Una

its a Bandura, an ancient Ukrainian instrument

Una
Una
8 months ago
Reply to  Talula

Thanks for the explanation Talula.

VanillaGirl
VanillaGirl
8 months ago
Reply to  Una

The instrument is bandura.

Una
Una
8 months ago
Reply to  VanillaGirl

Thanks to you too VanillaGirl.

Nick
Nick
8 months ago
Reply to  Una

horizon sounds exactly like Tom Leeb’ entry lol

Talula
Talula
8 months ago

Khayat said he wasn’t satisfied with his performance in semi, he added they gonna change staging, dancers (change girls to guys) , lighting and dresses ,also he said he gonna work on his vocal and pronunciation since he find it not as good as he wanted

For me its Khayat or Go A , otherwise we can stay in semi this year 🙁
dont know why my country mates voted for Tvorchi, it does nothing for me….

Alex
Alex
8 months ago
Reply to  Talula

Ukrainains usually have personality and don’t vote thinking what fans like or waiting. I like that.

Talula
Talula
8 months ago
Reply to  Alex

oh really, since when voting for bad vocal and messy staging called “have personality” ?

and what if Khayat or Go A will win after all,
our personality would just disappear ? lmao!

UncelDick
UncelDick
8 months ago
Reply to  Alex

then prepare yourself for NQ this year with Bonfire song and your personality lol

keith mawson
keith mawson
8 months ago
Reply to  Talula

Same here love these two songs. Or the Lady with the Bandura

Ray
Ray
8 months ago

Ukraine has good songs, but imho everyone needs to fix smt: (In no particular order) 1. Solovey: I like the studio cut but it sounded quite whiny and shouty in the sf, to the point it hurted me a bit. 2. Vegan: fun lyrics, but it’s too much on stage. 3. Krut’: it’s magical but leaves me cold. If they can tell the story better, maybe it would work. 4. Bonfire: like the melody and the drop, but the vocals were questionable. It gave me the impression the vocalist wanted to vomit sometimes. 5. Call for love: Great visuals and… Read more »

PP77
PP77
8 months ago

For me
1.GO_A
2.Krutb
3.Khayat

gili
gili
8 months ago

sorry but i didnt find a song i liked

Héctor
Héctor
8 months ago

My top: 1. KHAYAT – Call for Love (7) 2. TVORCHI – Bonfire (6.75) 3. Krutb – 99 (6.5) 4. Go_A – Solovey (6.5) 5. Jerry Heil – #VEGAN (6.25) 6. David Axelrod – Horizon (4) I think this is a three way race for KHAYAT, TVORCHI and Krut’. What’s more, given the fact that TVORCHI and Krut’ won both the televote and the jury vote in their respective SF, I would say the final comes down to those two. Krut’ is nice and it takes you in an spiritual journey but the live performance is a bit underwhelming in… Read more »

Polegend Godgarina
8 months ago

solovej is just fantastic. ukraine never sent that type of song.

Nicolas
Nicolas
8 months ago

And I have the feeling that this year the ESC winner will be the country that will send something different from the rest where all others trying to send english cliché mainstream pop songs we already heard 1 million time. Like Portugal 2017 with Salvador Sobral.

keith mawson
keith mawson
8 months ago

The singer looks so severe though Maybe some softer styling. she looks like Sharon Osbourne’s evil ukranian cousin.

Monika
Monika
8 months ago

Khayat!!!

Haute Galore
Haute Galore
8 months ago

Ok, I don’t want to sound like idiots going like tHiS iS a FuEgO cOpY whenever they hear a pop song, BUT isn’t Call For Love a bit too obviously inspired by Siren Song? Anyway, it’s still my pick (together with Solovey) to win Vidbir so good luck Ukraine!

Polegend Godgarina
8 months ago
Reply to  Haute Galore

i feel like it’s a noisier, confused version of “siren song” yeah, i don’t get the appeal, too much going on in there!

Lomba
Lomba
8 months ago

If Khayat doesn’t do anything about that English, he will go the path of Melovin. Melovin also had ”special” English and ended up getting nothing from the juries. The televoters might vote for this but the juries will kill it. I mean, who needs a broken English entry when you can sing in your native language that everybody seem to like anyway!!

Alex
Alex
8 months ago
Reply to  Lomba

Most of the juries don’t even speak English that well.
At least I can speak for the Spanish jurors. I guess it’s the same in other countries.

keith mawson
keith mawson
8 months ago
Reply to  Lomba

His voice sounds like Marc Almond from Soft Cell

Laburnum
Laburnum
8 months ago

Not really too keen on any tbh…Solovey would have to be my pick as it is the most interesting plus shows culture and isn’t in English. The only problem is it verges on being shouty

Ana
Ana
8 months ago
Reply to  Laburnum

I think in the studio version she does her own back vocal and they failed to find a back vocalist that matches her voice. But other entries in this Vidbir also had problems with the back vocals so it might be a sound issue.

keith mawson
keith mawson
8 months ago
Reply to  Ana

Gorgeous sets/effects though on Vidbir. Looks like mini ESC staging

Serafina
Serafina
8 months ago

It’s either 99 or Call For Love 4 me. I also wouldn’t mind Vegan or Bonfire (which is the one I think, realistically speaking, is going to win), I just REEEALLY can’t stand Solovey.

Igor
Igor
8 months ago

Vegan or Solovey should win. Good vocals for both, one song is unique and traditional and the other is modern and “popular”. What is bad in both songs, is that they may annoy a lot of people(Vegan hype or “grandma” voice) Tvorchi – good song, but the live performance was awefull , bad vocals in my opinion. Khayat – Good song, regarding his English and pronounce – it is not bad pronounce it his his voice and sing style, he sings with the same pronounce in Ukrainian which sounds a little strange too. But it his style and its uniq.… Read more »

Kung Frederick 90
Kung Frederick 90
8 months ago

KHAYAT OR Go-A . They’re AMAZING!

Andrei
Andrei
8 months ago

KHAYAT… There’s no other alternative for Ukraine this year, unless if they wanna stay in the semi (especially the 3 qualifiers from the 1st semi, who are a joke)…

Roelof Meesters
Roelof Meesters
8 months ago

There are 4 options (Krut, Tvorchi, Khayat and GO-A) with the latter two being my favourites. Ukraine is once again serving us a quality national final.

Nicolas
Nicolas
8 months ago

Go-A by far ! Please Ukraine send finally something unique with a soul.

Frisian esc
Frisian esc
8 months ago

I hope either solovey or 99. I also like vegan but it’s a bit more gimmicky and less qualitative then the other 2 i mentioned + the roop is already a better quirky act in the first semi final. I think Solovey could improve a lot staging wise at the actual eurovision. As long as they don’t choose bonfire.. I really can’t get into that drop xD

John Moynahan
John Moynahan
8 months ago
Reply to  Frisian esc

Yes, funnily enough they were the 2 songs that i thought stood out also.. … 99 sounds unique to me and Solovey has that “white noise” sound that Tulia had last year but with heavier modern percussion…..
Wouldn’t be disappointed if either went forward to Rotterdam!