UKRAINE – While Suspilne (UA:PBC) is responsible for Ukraine’s entry for the Eurovision Song Contest, they have announced that Vidbir 2022 would be held without the assistance of a commercial network. Not only will they be competing in Eurovision, but they will also be recording a live backup performance to go along with it.
“Public service broadcasting is the largest independent media in Ukraine, which includes the national TV channels UA: PERSHY and UA: KULTURA and Public Radio channels (Ukrainian Radio, Radio Promin, Radio Kultura), as well as 24 regional TV and radio companies.”
The rules of the competition state that the winner must:
- Vidbir 2022 will be adapted for television in order to produce a televised version of the competition.
- For the purpose of broadcasting during the event in Italy, a backup television version of the winning performance from the National Selection must be created.
- To make sure that the audiovisual and creative choice of the winner of the national selection is implemented during the contest in Italy (by staging the number).
Requirements for a broadcaster.
The Ukrainian broadcaster has also specified the conditions under which the national final would be implemented. The following elements should be included in the TV version of Vidbir’s National Selection:
- Finalists must be chosen from a pool of candidates, and a National Selection Jury must be assembled to oversee the selection process.
- There will be proposals on where the competition will be held, the choice of stage, and the director’s concept (which includes staging contestants and creating visuals for performers), rehearsals, and, if required, live transmission on Public Television of the National Selection.
- On or before February 12th, 2022, the National Selection of Vidbir must begin airing on national television.
- As of March 4, 2022, the written explanation and film describing the artistic choice of performer performance will be available.
According to UA:PBC, in order to take part in the competition, applicants must register for the art competition between October 8 and October 24, 2021, and provide the required documentation (inclusive).
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