Last month, the first ten finalists of Vidbir 2024 were revealed. But there’s still one place remaining in Ukraine’s national selection for Eurovision next year, with a wildcard slot available to nine acts.

These nine songs have now been released by broadcaster Suspilne. It’s down to the Ukrainian public to decide which one of them should join the rest of the line-up. Voting is taking place within the Diia mobile app and the result will be announced on 29 December.

The wildcard round is open to the longlist acts who failed to make it past the live audition round. Although this originally consisted of ten participants, Julia Belei has withdrawn her candidacy for the wildcard contest due to personal reasons that now mean she is no longer able to continue in the selection.

Whilst we wait to see who the Ukrainian public have chosen, we want to hear who your pick would be. Listen to all nine songs below and then scroll down to vote in our poll. You can vote for as many acts as you want but you can only vote once.

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Vidbir 2024 wildcard entrants

ANKA – “Palala”

Carpetman – “Endless fight”

KARYOTYPE – “Sadness”

KRYLATA – “Queen”

PARFENIUK – “Among the Winds”

SHÉPA – “SUPERNOVA”

STASYA – “Rika”

SWOIIA – “Little Angels”

TESLENKO – “Lights go up”

Poll: Who should earn the wildcard for Vidbir 2024?

Which song is your standout from the Vidbir 2024 wildcard contest? Do you think any of these songs could go on to win the national selection? Let us know in the comments below.

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Atlas
Atlas
7 months ago

Rooting for Stasya!

Zanoni
Zanoni
7 months ago

I like Carpetman and Anka… they aren’t world-beaters, but they’re better than the acts at the lower end of Vidbir last year.

Karl
Karl
7 months ago

THIS IS HOW I FEEL READING THESE ARTISTS’ NAMES

Briekimchi
Briekimchi
7 months ago

Parfeniuk is my choice but there’s a lot of good options here.
Hopefully, the pre-qual’d finalists are even better but, knowing Ukraine, a few of them will be there because they know the right people. Regardless, good chance of Ukraine improving upon last year’s entry already!

The Voice of Reason
The Voice of Reason
7 months ago

I actually think these are some really great entries. Wish more than one could go to the final! I voted Carpetman because the fandom are gonna Stan the female bops, which are already pretty good here, but Endless Flight is pretty jazzy and soulful, which is always underrated! Plus, we saw Carpetman as part of Kalush Orchestra (don’t tell me he’s not the same one!) and he didn’t really get much of a say! Palala, Queen, Rika and Supernova are all good entries too but I honestly like them all since it’s pretty diverse! Wouldn’t mind anyone where!

Jamie
Jamie
7 months ago

ANKA, maybe. These are really weak, but that’s expected for wildcards. Can’t wait to hear the qualifiers

GojoSatoru
GojoSatoru
7 months ago
Reply to  Jamie

I agree. The wildcard entries are weak. I don’t understand why people are hyping them up. These wouldn’t even survive in the ChatGPT contest that is the MESC.

Can’t for the main Vidbir songs either. That’s where the real hype’s at.

Ale
Ale
7 months ago

Anka and Carpetman for me

M B
M B
7 months ago

Having just listened to them all, the choice has to be between ANKA with ??????, a slay-queen Ukrainian bop, or STASYA with Rika, who brings an interesting voice, and a mix of modern sounds and traditional Ukrainian elements. Unfortunately, all of the rest are sung in some quite awkward, disjointed English. These two stand head and shoulders above the rest, and should both advance to the final IMO.