Ukraine – The national selection process for Ukraine has been announced today. Ukraine’s representative will go directly into the Grand Final as host of next year’s contest. As previously, there will be live auditions in 6 different regions: Zaporizhia, Kharkiv, Odessa, Lviv, Dnipro and Kyiv.
NTU/STB will pick 20-40 acts to go through to the selection process, and these will be announced on 31st January 2017. There will then be 3-4 semi-finals in February. The top 2 or 3 artists selected by public/jury will go through to the grand final, also to be held by the end of February.
You can apply online here between 19th November 2016 and 15th January 2017. There appears to be no requirement for Ukrainian nationality.
Newly added for this year however is the online wildcard entry. (It worked so well for Switzerland…) You can upload your song online from today until 10th January 2017 and the public will vote. The winner will go directly into the final.
The last time Ukraine hosted the contest their entry GreenJolly finished a lowly 19th place…