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With several days to go before the closure of the submission window, music blog MUZVAR has teased several names for Ukraine’s new Vidbir, the country’s national selection for Eurovision 2022. Among them are a few well-known faces in current Ukrainian pop music.

Taking to Instagram account, the blog published a list of acts that have submitted songs to the revamped selection process. The publication states that they managed to get the names through insider information as well as direct confirmations from artists themselves. 

 
 
 
 
 
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Ukraine’s Vidbir 2022: Reported Artists

Wellboy

Perhaps the hottest name on the list is Wellboy. He scored one of the largest local hits of 2021 with “Husy” (“Geese”). Wellboy had been rumoured for some time and according to MUZVAR, he is indeed in the mix. It is likely that the former X Factor participant will bring another original piece to contest. His current music style combines countryside kitsch with rap and alternative pop. 

Alina Pash

Alina Pash — another hot name — will definitely bring some flair to the contest. The Carpathian-born “Bitanga” hitmaker has been high on fan wishlists for several years. Alongside Wellboy, Alina Pash was one of the young Ukrainian artists to appear on the Tina Karol collaboration album Молода кров (Young blood). Alina recently released the single “Івана Купала”, which is 2:25 minutes long. 

Michael Soul

Vidbir 2022 will potentially get a guest from Belarus as Michael Soul has entered the selection. The Belarusian singer has worked from Kyiv since 2021. Eurovision fans might remember him from his attempts to represent his country of birth. In 2019, he was a local fan favourite with the Vlad Freimann-produced (that’s Vlad from VAL) song “Humanize”, but eventually came fourth. He has previously sang as a backing vocalist for NAVIBAND at the contest in 2017. 

Cloudless

Cloudless participated in Vidbir 2020 with “Drown Me Down”, narrowly missing out on a place in the final.

Eria

Meanwhile, Eurovision enthusiast ERIA has not been silent about her song. She has submitted “Mavka”, which she recently teased in a folk-style video. In 2018, she participated in the national final under the pseudonym VILNA with “Forest Song”.

Sofia Ivanko

MUZVAR has also reported that Junior Eurovision 2019 star Sofia Ivanko has sent in an entry. According to the music blog, TikTok star and Junior Eurovision 2015 entrant Anna Trincher had rejected the possibility of sending in an entry after having been invited by Suspilne. 

SOWA

Young singer SOWA, whose name means “owl”, is an upcoming artist from Ukraine who is set to release her first album this Spring. In 2021, she collaborated with Eurovision 2018 star Mélovin on the single “Таємний знак”. 

Uliana Royce

Mariupol-born influencer and singer Uliana Royce started her musical career in 2018. In 2020, she was among the laurates of YUNA Junior, one of the most prestigious award for young Ukrainian pop talent.

ROXOLANA

Former Holos krainy star ROXOLANA is signed to the Mamamusic label. Although she has yet to break through to the mainstream, ROXOLANA has collaborated with the likes of KAZKA and Nina Matvienko. 

Who would you like to see participate in Ukraine’s new Vidbir and see represent the country at Eurovision 2022 in Turin? Let us know in the comments down below!

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BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
4 months ago

The summation period is over and 284 entries have been submitted. Well, the broadcaster now has two weeks to narrow that down to just eight or 10 entrants By January 24, so good luck

Karina
Karina
4 months ago

Ingret, Laud and Kalush (Ihor from Go_A is member of this band btw) confirmed their participation today

trollo
trollo
4 months ago
Reply to  Karina

even Kalush? omg~

Mil
Mil
4 months ago

If Alina Pash will bring something like her Bosokarnya, I am all for it. https://youtu.be/lFFCbN49jG0

Mariia
Mariia
4 months ago

ULIANA ROYCE would be the best option and I am from Ukraine. No scandals, interesting music style (inspired by k-pop btw), Ukrainian language. Too bad there are no videos here. Alina Pash has a great music as well, but politics would not get her far. A lof of new names here

BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
4 months ago

While I have no doubt we could get a talented lineup, I am a little concerned that the broadcaster is only giving itself two weeks (the deadline is January 10th and the artist announcement is on the 24th) to really sort through all the submissions and do the extra legwork of background checks to make sure they weed out contestants that have performed in Russia after the Crimean invasion in 2014. The last time Vidbir was held, the submission process ran from October 16 through December 25, 2019, and the selected artists were announced on January 20, about a month… Read more »

meri
meri
4 months ago

It’s so bad that Trincher rejected to submit an entry to Vidbir! I hope she’ll do so in the future! 😀

trollo
trollo
4 months ago
Reply to  meri

dunno~ she’s too young and inexperienced 4 me.

Roodi
Roodi
4 months ago

I want Kazka

Karina
Karina
4 months ago
Reply to  Roodi

they already said they will return next year in Vidbir

Azaad
Azaad
4 months ago
Reply to  Karina

Oleksandra is not a good vocalist live and the backing trios who do a lot of their bridges are much better live. However, since the backing singers aren’t considered part of Kazka officially I’d feel uncomfortable about them not being credited as part of the act despite the fact that they’d do a lot of the heavy lifting at Eurovision.

Kazka have some great songs but Oleksandra’s voice lacks power. She has good pitch and diction but production frequently overpowers her live vocals.

Mariia
Mariia
4 months ago
Reply to  Roodi

there are not that good live

TexasGuy
4 months ago

Laud, Eria, Alina Pash, Claudless, Wellboy, Roxlana and Michael Soul artists I most interested in for now, can’t wait to hear their entries

Ann
Ann
4 months ago

Would like to clarify, “Holos krainy”, which ROXOLANA took part in, is Ukrainian version of The Voice, probably the most popular singing competition in the country. However she didn’t go too far there and left during the knockouts

Lollipopmonster ESC
Lollipopmonster ESC
4 months ago

I want to see and hear Eria …..her teaser sounds promissing.

Sabrina
Sabrina
4 months ago

It wouldn’t be Vidbir without a bunch of ALL CAPS names, right? Joke aside, very excited about it, Ukraine has one of my favorite national selections. Alina and Wellboy sound interesting and Eria had one of my favorite entries a few years ago.

Anita
Anita
4 months ago
Reply to  Sabrina

I hope Eria will present something worthy to send from one of the most exciting Eurovision nations ?

trollo
trollo
4 months ago
Reply to  Sabrina

STOP DA CAP~ (lol)

Lollipopmonster ESC
Lollipopmonster ESC
4 months ago

Some very good singers and known names but it is sad that Anna Trincher rejected the invitation …..because she would be a real highlight. Whatever ….that lineup sounds good.

Mr X
Mr X
4 months ago

Wellboy and Alina Pash sounds very interesting…

sam
sam
4 months ago

i am so excited for alina pash, i’ve listened to her music for years

Ben
Ben
4 months ago

Sophia Ivanko is great. I have very high hopes for her entry!!

Kate
Kate
4 months ago
Reply to  Ben

the song she submitted is already released on her YouTubechannel, its called ‘Casino ‘ and it’s kinda strange I would say

mark
mark
4 months ago
Reply to  Kate

casino is exactly what people who don’t like eurovision think eurovision is like

Mariia
Mariia
4 months ago
Reply to  Kate

it is great actually

Joe
Joe
4 months ago

Wellboy seems really cool, I wouldn’t mind seeing him at Vidbir.

Whisker
Whisker
4 months ago

I have this Go_A hangover, help.

Polegend Godgarina
4 months ago

thankfully, it seems like the broadcaster/format change didn’t turn off the talents of ukraine from participating. they’ve come a looong way since their messy, scandal-ridden early 2010s selections.

Azaad
Azaad
4 months ago

The fact that Ukraine have managed a 100% qualification rate despite how messy their broadcaster can be about handling participation is honestly something to be applauded. It’s chaotic but always good.

trollo
trollo
4 months ago
Reply to  Azaad

chaotic? u mean ICONIC? ;P

BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
4 months ago
Reply to  Azaad

That’s a miracle that Ukraine has maintained 100% qualification rate when there could’ve been times they could have pick the wrong song. Let’s hope that this streak does not break this year.

lasse braun
lasse braun
4 months ago

that field will be cut to 8 if my infos are right – that means,that a lot of good acts from this list can not participate.
for the go_a (&krut) ethnic pop way standing eria and alina pash – i would prefer this way but ukraine is the ukraine…

Karina
Karina
4 months ago
Reply to  lasse braun

there will 10 finalists, it’s what our brodcaster said

Kate
Kate
4 months ago
Reply to  lasse braun

Suspilne said 10 finalists will be selected

lasse braun
lasse braun
4 months ago
Reply to  Kate

sounds better,but ukraine should let the cat out of the bag soon.
the teaser from eria gives the impression that she is in but maybe not?
hmmm

Sven
Sven
4 months ago

There is few a very interesting names, im very curious about Sowa, Alina Pash, Michael Soul and Laud songs

Kate
Kate
4 months ago

Omg! Cloudless is come back yes! hello Yuri 😉

Alina Pash, Eria Michael Soul, Roxolana and Laud I love to see them in lineup

Hrvatska
Hrvatska
4 months ago

And where is Tayanna, and here is total silence, not after I heard about her potential participation and how she gave points at Eurovision, so be it, on the official list of participants I keep my fingers crossed for a good song in Ukrainian

Nick
Nick
4 months ago
Reply to  Hrvatska

as I heard she haven’t confirmed her participation yet like others artists, but before in few interviews she said she wants to come back to Vidbir and go to Eurovision, so there is still hope

Danny
Danny
4 months ago
Reply to  Hrvatska

She confirmed that she was invited to take part but eventually rejected, so maybe next year 🙂

Helen
Helen
4 months ago

the list looks very promising, also Laud is probably will participate too, I can’t wait to hear Alina’ and Wellboy’ entries I think one of them will win Vidbir, though it could be a surprise winner

Vsl
Vsl
4 months ago

there must be a very strong competition

#synthsareawesome
#synthsareawesome
4 months ago

Wellboy and Pash seem like the only serious contenders right now, but that can change.

ete sech
ete sech
4 months ago

Dude, it’s Ukraine. Don’t underestimate them