After a night of Vidbir 2024 performances and an attempt to choose a winner through the Diia app — the country chose their act. Alyona Alyona & Jerry Heil will repesent Ukraine at Eurovision 2024 with “Teresa & Maria”

Last night, many Ukrainians and other Eurovision fans were glued to the screens to watch this year’s edition of Vidbir. We saw a record number of eleven acts battle it out on a secret stage somewhere above ground in Kyiv. However, it was a show without results as the app which the public uses to vote broke down due to capacity issues. 

Around midnight last night, the Diia app started working again. Currently, the app voting is scheduled to be open until around 18:00 CET. A results show will start at 18:05 CET on Suspilne Kultura following a rebroadcast of yesterday’s show. The results show will be streamed live on the Suspilne Kultura site as well as on the Facebook page of Євробачення Україна. So far currently known, the show will not have English commentary. 

Vidbir 2024 results show after postponement

The show was taped a day earlier in secrecy, on 2 February and the production was slick like any other national final. 

For a long time, it looked like it was a close race between favourite Alyona Alyona & Jerry Heil and Eurovision 2018 alumn MÉLOVIN. However, newer acts like Yagody and Ziferblat also seemed to make an impression on the audience. 

But the moment of truth is taking longer than expected. At one minute into the voting, Ukraine’s e-government app Diia crashed. Ukrainians saw error messages while trying to log into the app and vote. 

Suspilne reacted swiftly, placing information banners at the bottom of the screen and keeping the viewers updated on social media. However, by the time the results show started, the Diia app had still not stabilised. 

As a result, after an hour of delaying the results in the results show — which turned into an improvised talkshow — host Timur Miroshnychenko announced that Ukraine’s entrant was not to be chosen that Saturday night. 

Vidbir 2024 format

Similarly to Vidbir shows in previous years, Ukraine selects its Eurovision 2024 entry using a panel of three judges alongside a public vote.

The voting of the three judges counts for 50% of the total points. It was the Ukrainian public who chose the members of the jury, selecting Andriy Danylko — the man behind Verka Serduchka —, Eurovision 2016 winner Jamala, and Bez Obmezen lead singer Serhii Tanchynets. After each performance, the jury will give commentary and feedback to each act.

The other 50% of the results will be determined by public vote. Like last year, Ukrainians in the country and abroad can vote for their favourite through the e-government app Diia. This means that each Ukrainian has one vote.

Vidbir is always full of surprises. This year, viewers will have noticed some differences as production company 1+1 Media Group produced it for the first time in Vidbir history. This year’s Vidbir included several Eurovison legends from Ukraine, including Ruslana and Kalush Orchestra as well as an interval act dedicated to the music of Volodymyr Ivasyuk.

Vidbir 2024 results

Jury results

  1. Ziferblat – 11 points
  2. Alyona Alyona & Jerry Heil – 10 points
  3. MÉLOVIN – 9 points
  4. Ingret – 8 points
  5. Yagody – 7 points
  6. YAKTAK – 6 points
  7. ANKA – 5 points
  8. Drevo – 4 points
  9. Skylerr – 3 points
  10. NAZVA – 2 points
  11. NAHABA – 1 point

Televoting results

  1. Alyona Alyona & Jerry Heil – 11 points
  2. YAKTAK – 10 points
  3. MÉLOVIN – 9 points
  4. Ziferblat – 8 points
  5. Yagody – 7 points
  6. Skylerr – 6 points
  7. NAHABA – 5 points
  8. ANKA – 4 points
  9. Drevo – 3 points
  10. Ingret – 2 points
  11. NAZVA – 1 point

Combined results

  1. Alyona Alyona & Jerry Heil – 21 points
  2. Ziferblat – 19 points
  3. MÉLOVIN – 18 points
  4. YAKTAK – 16 points
  5. Yagody – 14 points
  6. Ingret – 10 points
  7. Skylerr – 9 points
  8. ANKA – 9 points
  9. Drevo – 7 points
  10. NAHABA – 6 points
  11. NAZVA – 3 points

What do you think about Ukraine’s choice? How do you think Alyona Alyona & Jerry Heil will do at Eurovision 2024? Let us know in the comments down below!

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slia
slia
16 days ago

winner 100%, this is so good! Good job Ukraine.

Itchymonkey
Itchymonkey
16 days ago

If tvorchi got 4th in the televote with scattered refugees around Europe this will do better. Sadly the war has made this an easy high finish for Ukraine every year

ane
ane
15 days ago
Reply to  Itchymonkey

ukrainian refugees lol! have you ever complained before that, for example, russia ranks so high cause around 30 million russians are living abroad? this is muuuuch more than the number of ukrainians. or the polish diaspora of 20 million people. just stop being jealous dude:)

Voice_Of_Reason
Voice_Of_Reason
16 days ago

I don’t care if it’s Ukraine. I don’t like it. This is a song contest. Not a contest to feel pity on a country for this and that reason. I actually think it’s awful.

grft
grft
16 days ago

I don’t care if it’s Ukraine. I love this song. 🙂

Bandido
Bandido
16 days ago

If/when this win, it’s because of the song, not a pity like 2022!

Dane
Dane
16 days ago

I love the song and not because it’s Ukraine, but because the song is amazing

Yuarith
Yuarith
16 days ago

I feel you. And Ukrainians themselves would rather be given the means to get the moskals tfo out of their country instead of some pity points at the contest

Robert
Robert
16 days ago

I’m missing something in the song.

Erik
Erik
16 days ago

Song is a mix of Ukraines two latest victories. Nothing new to the table. Kalush orchestra and Jamala both had better songs respectively. They mishmash does not make it more interesting

benny
benny
16 days ago

Definatly better than what I heared during the last two years from Ukraine.
Ukraine always has a talent to give you tge feeking that it’s coming from their soul. What I find quite disturbing is the rap part. I feel like if somebody is rapping it should hit you powerfully like Eminem, or if you want a female rapper – Missy Elliot. The rap here just sounds like “blah blah blah” …
I just wish that Go_A would return to eurovision. “Shum” had this otherworldly qualities that a winner needs, at least for me.

Karl
Karl
16 days ago

Is this really the best singer Ukraine has to offer like everybody claims? Her vocals leave much to be desired. And the song leaves much to be desired.

I didn’t watch Vidbir. Was this really the best song?

grft
grft
16 days ago
Reply to  Karl

Her vocals were just fine wtf. She’s not doing a vocal demonstration like all the Eurovision divas, but I actually like that. It’s more subtle and restrained.

Tipi Tii
Tipi Tii
17 days ago

Although it relies heavily on the pre-redorded backing vocals, it’s still a good song. If Tvorchi did well with a poorer song, this will do better.

Jesse O'Rourke
Jesse O'Rourke
17 days ago

awful song

Ari
Ari
17 days ago

Yagody were great and I’m sorry they were so underrated.

Natalie
Natalie
17 days ago

I don’t understand the hype of this song. I would prefer to see Melovin on stage in Malmo.

Daniel
Daniel
17 days ago

Those who put this song as guaranteed top3 or top5 position doesnt understand about this contest. The song is just okay; not bad but not more than average.

GojoSatoru
GojoSatoru
17 days ago
Reply to  Daniel

You again with your 20 different usernames?

Ivan
Ivan
17 days ago

This song would easily qualify for the grand final thanks to televoting in the semi final but don’t think that this would get higher position in the final.

Felix
Felix
17 days ago

Congratulations for them. But the song is just okay; a bit boring and mediocre. Don’t think would get high position; as long as the other countries’ songs are much better than this song

TJCat
TJCat
17 days ago

Quite a lot I like about this. Chorus a bit repetitive so it’s at good they mix it up a bit with the rap. Doesn’t grab me as a winner but it may grow on me

Felix
Felix
17 days ago

4/10.

Sebastian
Sebastian
17 days ago

I love this song. However, the big surprise was Ziferblat, it’s so Muse! One of my favorite bands.

Mor Cowbell
Mor Cowbell
17 days ago

The real shocker here is how well Ziferblat did. Oasis-inspired pablum. And that the jury could not appreciate the appeal of Nahaba. Tho I do note neither jury nor public found the humor in Nazva.

NoMoreEscAddicted
NoMoreEscAddicted
18 days ago

It begins: “I don’t get the hype” “too generic” “issues with lyrics” “overrated” and bla bla bla, dear eurofans you’re so predictable, you can’t stand when a song or somebody is successful, cry as much as you want as usual but it won’t change anything, this song pleases a lot, that’s all. Period.

Yeshoney
Yeshoney
18 days ago

Can’t believe this is from Ukraine. Very generic and bland. If it’s from some small country, people would say it’s borderline at best.

Yuarith
Yuarith
17 days ago
Reply to  Yeshoney

I don’t like it either but that doesn’t mean it’s bland wtf

Felix
Felix
18 days ago

5/10. Neither original nor special song; one of the songs that you can take a tv break while watching the grand final.

Thomas
Thomas
18 days ago

Watched it and still don’t understand the hype on this song; its melody is neither original nor unique; Just boring; odds will definitely fail but overhyped because of the country. Ukraine used to send much better songs than this.

Christopher
Christopher
18 days ago

Might be the winner of Vidbir but can’t even be in top5 at Eurovision:/ I respect to Ukraine but the song is the most mediocre Ukrainian entry.

Tipi Tii
Tipi Tii
18 days ago

Amateur vocals. Would I pay to watch them live? No.

Miko
Miko
18 days ago

Now when those 50 billion euros of EU taxpayers lay down on the account maybe this time they will pay something to the hosting country if they win with all those refugee votes… maybe next time Mr. Green Olive could represent them himself… all in all, song is just nice… not meh level if nice but I definitely wouldn’t put it on my playlist…

Art
Art
17 days ago
Reply to  Miko

10 rubles for you

Miko
Miko
17 days ago
Reply to  Art

Haha… this is getting tired… so, everybody who show the slightest negative comments about anything regarding Ukraine gets russian/pro russian/russian puppet… stamp? Like we all forgot what kind of crappy failed state Ukraine was even before the war? When people change facts with delusion in their lives…

Yuarith
Yuarith
17 days ago
Reply to  Miko

You’re literally bashing Ukraine and not the song, zigger

Tonks
Tonks
18 days ago

Song is great but they need work on vocals and stage performance.
Love you Mel ?

Nils
Nils
18 days ago

I’m really satisfied with the results, especially with Ziferblat’s surprising second place. Alyona and Jerry are the deserved favourites at this point. Still one should keep in mind that only a quarter of the entries has been released so far.

Antananarivo
Antananarivo
18 days ago

My ranking list after the first Super Saturday

Slovenia 11/12
Norway 10/12
France 9/12
Ireland 8/12
Ukraine 7/12
Luxembourg 6/12
Spain 5/12
Czechia 4/12
Malta 3,5/12
Albania 2/12

Dolly
Dolly
18 days ago
Reply to  Antananarivo

1st France
2nd Malta
3rd Luxembourg
4th Albania
5th Czechia
6th Luxembourg
7th Spain
8th Ireland
9th Slovenia
10th Ukraine

Dolly
Dolly
18 days ago
Reply to  Dolly

Sorry Norway 6th

Itchymonkey
Itchymonkey
18 days ago

Let’s be factual and honest.
If this does well with the jury it’ll probably win. Croatia is probably the only one currently to stop it with Rim Tim tagi dim.
If tvorchi got 180 points with a below average song then this gets at least 250 points with its standard. Soooooo….
With a decent jury Ukraine wins. Refugees make a difference and nobody can say otherwise because it’s fact. It guarantees at least 100 televote points.
Don’t get me wrong this song is my second favourite behind Rim Tim tagi dim. So not hating on it

Nils
Nils
18 days ago
Reply to  Itchymonkey

You’re ignoring the fact that it wasn’t just for the refugees, but also a lot of solidarity votes from all over Europe. But these days, unfortunately most people appear to be tired of hearing about the war and it’s no longer the topic it used to be in 2023 and especially in 2022. So if alyona alyona and Jerry Heil win, it’s mostly down to them and their song.

Kunelaki
Kunelaki
18 days ago
Reply to  Nils

It would be actually a victory with pity song :/ If that is the case it would be the best for us to root for second running country to be…wondering why :/…this thing about Ukraine is always like that and we are tired of that feeling!

Christopher
Christopher
18 days ago
Reply to  Itchymonkey

Let alone Winning; this song can’t be in top 10. Tvorchi’s song was much better than this boring song

Kunelaki
Kunelaki
18 days ago
Reply to  Itchymonkey

heheh, you are funny : Croatia is the only one! Most funny joke I heard lately. If you choose Baby Lasagna you can expect top 10 if you are lucky. Its mix of everything we already heard. When I hear it I only hear We could be the same ,from Turkey 2010..even if its not the same ( some rythm), its mixing with it in my head. Dont fly so hight,but anyways you will see yourself 🙂

Stian F
Stian F
18 days ago

All the songs had great stagings once again! The team responsible for the led-screen projections should be awarded as it was amazing and definitely Eurovision standard! Wish my own country (Norway) could take some lessons in visual production here.

I am also happy with the result and I am glad that Jerry Heil finally gets to go to Eurovision! Best song and performance won!

Magistr
Magistr
18 days ago
Reply to  Stian F

3 last Vidbirs (`22-23-24) were produced by 3 different teams and 3 different production companies.

Magistr
Magistr
18 days ago
Reply to  Stian F

I liked Starlightmedia production last year more than 1+1production this year and Friends production in 2022

Yuarith
Yuarith
18 days ago

“we were born as a human beings”

Dolly
Dolly
18 days ago

All songs were dreadful

Eurovision fan
Eurovision fan
18 days ago

Picking Mother Teresa as a figure of praise in the song is a choice Not a fan of her, and therefore can’t like this song…

poe-tay-toe-chips
poe-tay-toe-chips
18 days ago

Well, this one’s got me feeling the same way that most of the songs that came out have so far. Or I guess, a lack of feeling. Nothing so far has really blown me away or been awful either, one way or the other. Everything’s kind of just been…alright. No bad songs necessarily, …but I do feel a bit like so far, something’s lacking.

I think the ladies here did alright. Vocally, they are good for the song. But I do wish there was a little more going on.

Ted
Ted
18 days ago

Ukraine so understand how to do Eurovision.
Easily a top 3 finish for this song.

Ukrainian LED backing are always top notch too.

Christopher
Christopher
18 days ago
Reply to  Ted

Top 3? Can’t even be in top 10

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
18 days ago

Wow, I’m so happy for the duo. Congratulations! This song is going to be controversial I think, but those types of songs sometimes do well at Eurovision. Case and point: “1944”.
I really like this song, so I’m happy it will be at ESC 2024.

As for Mélovin: You did so well! I love you, and I hope you come back again. 🙂

MARIan
18 days ago

Finland Made A Melody About You, If You Believe It: Is Not Ok How You Look But Is Ok What You Speak

Dida
Dida
18 days ago

Classy ladies. Ukraine is aiming for the 4th victory, I was so happy they won ?

Im so fab
Im so fab
18 days ago

I hope they win again so EBU will finally be forced to ban their ases until the wor is over.

Yuarith
Yuarith
18 days ago
Reply to  Im so fab

This is such a rude comment, given that Ukrainians more than anybody else want the war to be over and for rxssians to gtfo of their country and they’d rather that than being given some pity points at a contest

Kauri
Kauri
18 days ago

This was truly a very difficult decision. Wow. Three strong songs (the winner + Ziferblat + Mélovin) on eye level. Other national selections dream of such quality standards.
Personally, I would have liked to see Mélovin on stage in Malmö, as “Dreamer” is my very personal highlight of this preselection season. But no matter which of the three songs, Ukraine is well represented.


Grft
Grft
18 days ago

Damn this comment section is getting nasty. Please respect the girls!

Jonas
Jonas
18 days ago
Reply to  Grft

“Girls” or women? They’re 28 and 31.

BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
18 days ago
Reply to  Grft

No matter who wins a national final, somebody is gonna complain.

Stephanie
Stephanie
18 days ago

Most definitely not my cup of tea…But honesty I can’t say it’s bad either

blueeyed
blueeyed
18 days ago

Can they at least once send a bad song and leave some chance to other countries?

Nils
Nils
18 days ago
Reply to  blueeyed

I’m simply amazed by the quality standards of their entries. I think Tvorchii were the only Ukrainian act of the last 15 years I didn’t at least like. No other country besides Sweden understands the ESC this good. Yet while Sweden more or less sends the same thing over and over again, Ukraine has given us a lot of different, yet mostly brilliant stuff (although I’ve got to admit they clearly have a shtick with ethno/folklore elements).

Jamie
Jamie
18 days ago
Reply to  blueeyed

Can’t tell if this comment is ironic or not

Milan
Milan
18 days ago

Not good but good enough.

Jonas
Jonas
18 days ago

I like it very much. In my head, I change the lyric to Mama Carola, though.

I think this is the right choice, it has power.

Melissa
Melissa
18 days ago

I’m seeing a theme here

Fandom communities hype up a big winner and no one really contests it and people seem to really love it. Then the MOMENT the song actually wins? Suddenly comment sections everywhere have people in droves sending hate and being the way they are in these comments too. Where were you all before it won as it was being campaigned as a fandom darling for the past month?

AMAAN STORM
AMAAN STORM
18 days ago
Reply to  Melissa

I didnt understand that. Are you saying everyone’s saying this is amazing and they love it? Because if that’s what you’re saying then it’s not factual because there are many people here who are sharing their opinions that they don’t think much of the song. I’m one of them who doesn’t think much of it. I don’t mind it, but it’s not something I’d vote for.

Mascha
Mascha
18 days ago
Reply to  Melissa

Or, you know, people who had other favourites didn’t want to waste their time talking about an entry they didn’t like. Now that it won it’s perfectly natural to voice some disappointment. Turns out maybe the song wasn’t as massively popular as it may have seemed though the fans were, as these things go, the most vocal ones.

The Voice of Reason
The Voice of Reason
18 days ago
Reply to  Melissa

Yeah at least be consistent like me with Ulveham!

I think people don’t like the idea that the safe option gets chosen.

CookyMonzta
CookyMonzta
17 days ago
Reply to  Melissa

BINGO! I started noticing the about-faces as far back as 2016 in the national contests. As strange as it is inexplicable.

Milla
Milla
18 days ago

I get tired of this. No ukrainian winner because of the war ever again! And Ukraine won in Sweden 2016 with not the best song in my opinion. Stefania was at least catchy. But this, I don’t like the rap and it also feels pretentious somehow.

Yuarith
Yuarith
18 days ago
Reply to  Milla

Bruh, believe me, Ukrainians More than anybody else want the war to be over. They’d rather the moskals gtfo of their country than getting pity points at the contest

Jamie
Jamie
18 days ago
Reply to  Milla

Ukraine still hasn’t sent a war-related song ever since it started. And never will. Because they don’t want your sympathy votes, they just want TO LIVE NORMALLY. That’s why they keep sending NORMAL songs and it’s not their fault people vote out of sympathy. Is it that hard to understand? jeez…

Kunelaki
Kunelaki
18 days ago
Reply to  Jamie

Oh yes? So, why we don’t have some funny songs chosen from them? Such as Ruslana, Verka , tell me? The last 3 songs are pity songs…give me a break… Be honest…Yes , the songs they send are sympathy voting songs.

Milan
Milan
17 days ago
Reply to  Jamie

Of course nobody (in their right mind) BLAMES Ukraine for the situation, but it still creates a huge imbalance, and many people find it hard to ignore. (Of course, I hope normal life returns to Ukraine soon, that should be far more important to all of us than a silly song contest!)

Christopher
Christopher
18 days ago

Didn’t expect funny song from Ukraine but this song is really depressive and boring. Don’t understand the hype around this song

Grft
Grft
18 days ago
Reply to  Christopher

How is it depressive?? Its about being united and spreading love

NoMoreEscAddicted
NoMoreEscAddicted
18 days ago
Reply to  Grft

Nice to see that you don’t find the lyrics cringeworthy this time, I thought to spread love was cringeworthy in your standard.

Grft
Grft
17 days ago

When did I say that? I just don’t like cheesy lyrics – here I find the lyrics uplifting and beautifully written (except the english sentence)

Chupacabra
Chupacabra
18 days ago

My Nr 1 now

Steven
Steven
18 days ago

Boring, A bit depressive and too repetitive. Good luck anyway; would qualify for the final.