Ukraine – After the welcome news that Ukraine is back in the Eurovision Song Contest for 2016 comes the news from broadcaster NTU about how they will select a representative. NTU will work in partnership with private TV channel STB, and hold public auditions around the country in December 2015. The TV shows will then broadcast on both TV channels in February 2016.
The auditions will be held as follows:
•December 5th, 6th – Zaporizhia, Kharkiv
•December 12th,13th – Odesa, Lviv
•December 19th,20th – Dnipropetrovsk, Kyiv
The 20-40 finalists will be announced on the 31st of January.
3-4 shows with 8-12 participants will take place in Kyiv. Joint jury / televoting will select 2-3 acts per show to go through to the grand final to be held in Kyiv in February.*
Ukraine’s last entry, Mariya Yaremchuk, finished in 6th place with ‘Tick-tock‘.
*We’re unable to confirm as yet if the gimmick to be used by Ukraine will be selected at the same time.