Today, February 4, will be the first semi-final of Ukrainian national selection for the Eurovision song contest in 2017.
This is the website of the TV channel U:First.
«The first semi-final of national selection for Eurovision-2017 will be held this Saturday, February 4th, at 19:00. Live it will show channel U:the First in the air and on its website,» the statement reads.
In the first semi-final according to the draw, which took place on 20 January, will be attended by such performers: a group of SKYE, Rum, veremeichik and the group LUMIERE, Monochromea, Laliko, «Back Flip», MamaRika, TAYANNA and Arsen Mirzoyan.
In addition to these artists, during the first semi-final of Ukrainian national selection singer from Georgia, Tako Gachechiladze and group Naviband from Belarus. These artists will represent their country at the Eurovision song contest-2017.
The current national selection for the Eurovision song contest will have three semi-finals, which will take place on 4, 11 and 18 Feb. In each semi-finals will perform eight performers. The name of the artist, who in the spring will represent Ukraine at the Eurovision song contest, will be determined in the final — 25 Feb.
The voting system at the national selection remains the same as last year: jury expose the participants score, the audience vote through sms, after which the scores from the judges and the audience are summarized.
As reported, the leading national selection for Eurovision 2017 will be Sergey Prytula. The jury, the audience will again see Konstantin Meladze and Andrei Danilko. This time, instead of Ruslana, who was in the jury last year, they are joined by Eurovision winner in 2016 Jamal.
Participation in the international song contest that will take Ukraine, confirmed 43 countries. According to preliminary forecasts, during the contest of the Ukrainian capital will be visited by about 20 thousand people.
Starts the first round of the national selection for Eurovision-2017 04.02.2017