The preparations for Ukraine’s national selection continued with the draw that determined who of the 18 artists will participate in which semifinal of the selection.

The first semifinal will be held on 6 February with the second on 13 February. Nine songs will compete in each show. The final will be held on 21 February.

Semifinal 1:

  1. Jamala
  2. The Hardkiss
  3. Brunettes Shoot Blondes
  4. Svitlana Tarabarova
  5. Vladislav Kurasov
  6. Aida Nikolajchuk
  7. Lavika
  8. Tonja Matvienko
  9. Anastasia Prykhodko

Semifinal 2:

  1. SunSay
  2. Pur:Pur
  3. Peaks of Kings 
  4. Pringlez
  5. Victoria Petryk
  6. Arkadij Vojtjuk
  7. ALLOISE
  8. NeAngely
  9. Japanda

Anastasia Prykhodko is famous among Eurovision fans as she represented Russia in 2009.

Two successful Ukrainian representatives Rulsana (2004) and Andrey Danilko (Verka Serduchka, 2007) are part of the jury for the Ukrainian national selection to Eurovision 2016, along with the composer and producer Konstantin Meladze.