NTU announced the 24 participants (23 were chosen by NTU, STB and the selection’s producer Konstantin Meladze and the 24th through an online voting)

The 24 artists are:

Arsen Mirzoyan
Mila Nitich
Vitaly Kozlovsky
AGHIAZMA
Salto Nazad
Green Grey
ROZHDEN
Vivienne Mort
Payushchie Trusy
Anastasia Prudius
Tayanna 
Detach
O.Torvald
Illaria
KADNAY
Roma Veremeychik & band LUMIERE
MamaRika
Laliko
Melovin
Letay
Panivalkova
SKAY
Monochromea
Kuznetsov (Online selection winner)

Among the 24 artists we don’t a previous artist that represented the country. Mila Nitich was a candidate in 2011 and Illaria in 2014. The whole selection consists of 3 semi-final shows (4-11-18 February) and a  Final show (25 February).

From the 24 candidates we only have 2 candidate songs from Tatyanna and Kuznetsov.