Ukraine: UA:PBC confirms Eurovision 2020 comeback
The Ukrainians are back, as UA:PBC has confirmed that the country will return to the Eurovision Song Contest after this year’s dramatic withdrawal that followed the national selection results.
The Ukrainian national broadcaster UA:PBC has confimred to ESCToday that the country will be making its comeback to the next edition of the Eurovision Song Contest in Rotterdam. In 2019 Ukraine saw a dramatic national selection Vidbir, which saw Maruv winning with her entry Siren Song. After a serial of dramatic developments between the broadcaster and the winner eventually Ukraine withdrew from the Eurovision 2019 .
Next year we will see Ukraine compete in Rotterdam. However the broadcaster hasn’t officially revealed how it will determine the next Eurovision representative although it is very likely to opt for a national selection like Vidbir once again.
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), 13rd 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.