Ukraine: UA:PBC confirms Eurovision 2019 participation
Ukraine will be present in the Eurovision Song Contest next year in Tel Aviv, Israel.
Ukrainian broadcaster UA:PBC has confirmed that they will be participating in next year’s Eurovision Song Contest. Despite not having published further details on how they will select their eurovision act must take in account that they have opted to use their national final Vidbir the last few years.
Vidbir was first used to select their 2016 participant following their year absence from the contest in 2015. Jamala and her song 1944 was chosen to represent the country that year, and she was crowned winner in 2016 contest in Stockholm.
THE EUROVISION STORY SO FAR
Ukraine debuted at the Eurovision Song Contest in 2003 with Oleksandr Ponormayov‘s Hasta la vista, and has won the competition twice in 2004 (Ruslana) and 2016 (Jamala). The country has hosted the contest twice in its majestic capital Kyiv in 2005 and 2017.
Ukraine is one of the most successful countries in the Eurovision Song Contest and has so far not missed out competing in the Grand Final while has been abcent only the 2015 edition. The country has made it 9 times in the top 10 during its 15 years of ESC participations, including 2 victories ( 2004, 2016), 2 2nd placings (2007, 2008), 1 3rd placing (2013) and 4th placing (2011).
In 2018 Ukraine was represented by Vidbir 2018 winner, Melovin with his entry Under the ladder, achieving a 17th place in the Grand Final.