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Back in October Ukraine’s state broadcaster Suspilne revealed that it had received 389 song submissions for Vidbir 2024 — its Eurovision selection for Malmö. And today the broadcaster has revealed the 20 acts who have made the longlist. They include 15 acts who stylise their name in ALL CAPS. These artists clearly want to make a statement…

The lucky 20 will now proceed to live auditions, from which ten will be selected for Ukraine’s national final by November 20. One additional act will be chosen through online voting from the acts that didn’t make the cut. 

 
 
 
 
 
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Vidbir 2024: Ukraine’s longlist for Eurovision

– alyona alyona & Jerry Heil
– ANKA
– Carpetman
– Drevo
– INGRET
– Julia Belei
– KARYOTYPE
– KRYLATA
– MÉLOVIN
– NAHABA
– NAZVA
– PARFENIUK
– SHÉPA
– SKYLERR
– STASYA
– SWOIIA
– TESLENKO
– YAGODY
– YAKTAK
– Ziferblat

Fans of Ukrainian music will instantly recognise alyona alyona. She’s the most-loved rapper in Ukraine and her fans have asked her many times if she wants to go to Eurovision. But in one television interview in 2021 she told Kateryna Osadcha that her style may not fit with the competition.

“I don’t know whether I would be ready. It’s rap… it’s such a vocal competition, and I’m more of rap music artist. I wouldn’t know.”

That may explain why she’s teamed up with Jerry Heil, the YouTuber-turned-fan-favourite. She finished third in last year’s national selection with “When God Shuts the Door.” Their collaboration could make for a tantalising offer. 

There’s history here. Last year, Jerry and alyona alyona teamed up with Lithuanian Eurovision alum Monika Liu on “Dai Boh,” which you can watch below.

And then there’s MÉLOVIN — another giant of the music scene and his country’s Eurovision 2018 representative with “Under the Ladder.”

MÉLOVIN teased his participation with us back in August, when he was promoting his new song “Don’t Need Your Love.” 

He’s grown significantly as an artist since Eurovision 2018, where he finished 17th in the final.

 

 

Dmytro Shurov (Pianoboy), the music director of Vidbir 2024, noted that all the artists who made it to the longlist bring something different and original.

“I am very happy to present you the 20 artists that will compete this year for the opportunity to represent Ukraine at Eurovision 2024! All of them are different and original but they are united by a warm heart, talent and a huge thirst for victory. I am grateful to each of them for the sincere and constructive energy they put into their songs. And I am especially grateful to everyone who did not make it to the top twenty – you made this selection possible by creating such a powerful charge. Next year will be a new story and a new chance. And today it is us.”

So who are you most excited about? Let us know down below…

 

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Man
Man
3 months ago

It dos’nt matter what song they send to ESC, they gonna bee top 5 anyway

Jack Needham
Jack Needham
3 months ago
Reply to  Man

No.

Ieva
Ieva
3 months ago

alyona alyona & Jerry Heil have also collaborated with another Eurovision alumna, besides Monika Liu – ela from Germany, and their song is amazing. It’s called Kupala, check it out guys.

Chupacabra
Chupacabra
3 months ago

The duo alyona alyona & Jerry Heil is really working. Hope, they’ ll deliver a great Song.

ESC Commentator
ESC Commentator
3 months ago

BORING!! In the past Ukraine sent really Big stars (Ruslana, Tina, Verka, Ani,Loboda, Alyosha, Zlata)…. Unfortunately since 2017 the level of artists interested with Eurovision is lowering…

Ale
Ale
3 months ago

Yaktak, Jerry Heil, alyona alyona and Parfeniuk is the most streamed ukrainian singers on Spotify lol

Ale
Ale
3 months ago

Nobody knew Ruslana, Tina, Alyosha and Zlata in 
Ukraine before they going to Eurovision

Zhenia
Zhenia
3 months ago

On one hand, I’m glad to see Melovin on Vidbir. I may have not liked his 2018 song, but the staging was truly immaculate and he has bucket loads of charisma. On the other hand, I’m excited to see newer artists as well. I guess, it ultimately boils down to a song.

Karl
Karl
3 months ago

Will Vidbir continue to have obnoxious Jamala this time too?

XOOOD
XOOOD
3 months ago
Reply to  Karl

Skip it then. Saves you a lot of what remain of your receding hairline.

Polegend Godnova
3 months ago

there’s some major caps lock abuse over there

Jo.
Jo.
3 months ago

nobody knows how to turn it off

Shady Lady
Shady Lady
3 months ago

This is gonna be epic!

Whisker
Whisker
3 months ago

Ok.

Noam600
Noam600
3 months ago

I want Melovin back at ESC.. I still listen to his song from 2018

GojoSatoru
GojoSatoru
3 months ago
Reply to  Noam600

If his English has improved, then I’d gladly want to see him at Eurovision again. However, a part of me also thinks other artists deserve a shot at Eurovision.

Anonymous91
Anonymous91
3 months ago

Melovin YASSSSSS, ukrainian k-pop vibe legend, hope his song is as good as under the ladder was

Helly
Helly
3 months ago

 MÉLOVIN to win Vidbir!

usain1
usain1
3 months ago

SKYLERR is cool! Got two of her songs in my playlist. She is very dance-oriented…

The Voice of Reason
The Voice of Reason
3 months ago

Alyona Alyona and Jerry Heil seems like a dangerous combination! Anyone in this national selection should fear them as a combined act! Elsewhere, hoping Melovin gets a good song!

Helly
Helly
3 months ago

MÉLOVIN to win Vidbir! ???

Paul
Paul
3 months ago

Where is MARUV ??? BANG!

XOOOD
XOOOD
3 months ago
Reply to  Paul

She’s blacklisted.

RAFAL
RAFAL
3 months ago

Nahaba and Ziferblat are great. Solid selection as always!

Roro31
Roro31
3 months ago

And a art rock group : Ziferblat ! OMGGG yeahhhh !

Thallo
Thallo
3 months ago

Alyona Alyona? I’ve waited for this moment for years. Not sure how I feel about her collaborating with Jerry Heil though, I want her to do it solo.

Ukraine of course
Ukraine of course
3 months ago
Reply to  Thallo

She said in recent interviews that she wants to compete in Vidbir only in a duo. So excited!

Roro31
Roro31
3 months ago

Ahhhhh !!! Ukraine, a big country at this competition ! Very exciting about Alyona Alyona !!