UKRAINE / PRESS RELEASE – On 14 December the public broadcaster of Ukraine UA: PBC started the application process of the National Selection for the Eurovision Song Contest 2022.
“It is a thrilling moment for the whole UA: PBC because, for the first time since 2015, we are holding the National Selection for Eurovision on our own and will broadcast it exclusively. It is a new stage for the whole broadcaster and we hope that in cooperation with an experienced production company we will do this on a high level. I am inviting all interested artists to participate in the selection, and guarantee transparency and objectivity. I would like the National Selection to remain a music celebration for the whole country, and our team will make every effort for this,” said the Managing Board Member of UA: PBC in charge of television Yaroslav Lodygin.
This year’s National Selection will be held according to the tules and will consist of two stages: the all-Ukrainian preliminary selection and the Final.
The All-Ukrainian preliminary selection will continue from 14 December 2021 to 24 January 2022. Everyone willing to participate in the National Selection must complete the form at http://www.eurovision.ua by 10 January.
UA: PBC will decide on the shortlisted participants and publish the list of finalists on the broadcaster’s websites no later than 24 January 2022.
The second stage, the final, will be held in February 2022.
The winner of the final will be decided by jury and audience voting during the live broadcast on UA: PBC’s TV channels.
The jury of the National Selection will be decided by UA: PBC from among established music industry experts.
The song to be performed by a participant of the National Selection must be original, created without the use of other compositions.
It must not have been released and/or publicly performed before 1 September 2021.
The duration of the song must not exceed three minutes.
The song may be performed in any language. The exclusive property rights to the song must be held by the participant, with the right to transfer them to UA: PBC and the EBU in the scope established by the National Selection rules, agreements with the participant and the EBU rules.