On Monday Ukraine’s national broadcaster confirmed its participation in Eurovision 2024 in Malmö. And on Wednesday afternoon it shared more details of its Vidbir 2024 national final, which will take place sometime in February.
The submissions window is open between 30 August and 22 October. Songwriters and artists can submit their entries on the eurovision.ua web site.
Pianoboy — the Vidbir musical director, who is also known as Dmytro Shurov — has now elaborated on the twist that he teased on Monday. In a statement he said:
“This year, I will not be the only one to choose the finalists of the National Selection. A vote will be held among the participants of the longlist who didn’t make to the list of finalists, which was my biggest pain last year. The audience will choose their favorite, who will get a chance to compete for the victory in the final.”
Vidbir 2024: The rules and stages of Ukraine’s Eurovision 2024 selection
The following text comes directly from today’s Suspilne Eurovision press release.
– The National Selection is open to artists aged 16 and older. As in previous years, both solo performers and bands of at most six people can apply.
– The selection requirements include a song duration of up to 3 minutes. Original songs created without the use of other compositions are allowed to participate. A song to participate in the National Selection must have not been publicly released or performed.
– The number of songs submitted by one participant is not limited. The rules also allow the submission of demos.
– Based on the results of the preliminary selection, a longlist of participants will be formed. The list will include up to 20 performers. The longlisted participants will go through an audition.
– Based on the results of the auditions, a list of up to 10 finalists will be formed by November 20.
– An online voting will be held among the longlisted participants that have not been included in the list of finalists to determine one more participant of the final. The full list of finalists will be published by 29 December.
– The final of the National Selection will take place in February 2024 in the format of a television concert. As in previous years, the winner of the National Selection will be determined by the jury and the audience. Ukrainians will choose the jury of the final by online voting.