Eurovision 2023: Ukraine close to choosing entry as ten finalists are announced

Ukraine’s 2023 entry will be announced on December 17.

Ukraine have announced their ten Eurovision finalists, all hoping to represent the country at next year’s song contest.

The final of Vidbir, Ukraine’s national selection competition, will take place on Saturday December 17 at a bomb shelter in the capital, and will be broadcasted live.

Ukraine’s national broadcaster UA:PBC received almost 400 songs from 299 participants, and have now wittled these down to ten finalists hoping to follow in the footsteps of this year’s winners, Kalusch Orchestra.

The ten finalists and their entry

  • Angelina – Stronger
  • DEMCHUK – Alive
  • FIINKA – Dovbush
  • Jerry Heil – WHEN GOD SHUT THE DOOR
  • 2TONE – The Flower
  • KRUT – Koliskova
  • Mosesi – I’m Not Alone
  • OY sound system – oh jam
  • Tember Blanche – I’m Home
  • TVORCHI – Heart Of Steel

UA:PBC will release the finalists’ songs in early December, ahead of the final.

Eurovision 2023

The UK is hosting the contest in Liverpool next year, after the European Broadcasting Union ruled Ukraine could not safely organise the event due to the ongoing Russian invasion. Planning is currently underway and two semi-finals will take place in Liverpool on May 9 and May 11, before the grand final on Saturday May 13.