National final in February
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Ukraine, host country of the Eurovision 2017, will select his entry in February next year, through a process that seems to be the same as that of the last edition.
Clarity about the host city of the happening is not there yet, but the first communication about the selection of a Ukrainian participant is already released. There is again cooperation between State broadcaster NTU and commercial broadcaster STB. Just like last year, between november and January regional auditions held in different Ukrainian cities. Between twenty and forty artists normally go through to the live shows, whose exact number is yet to be defined, but certainly all in the month of February next year .
The only novelty is that there is a wild card in the preliminary rounds. Interested artists can to 10 January next year with their songs to log on to an online platform of both broadcasters. The song with the most votes, get a ticket for one of the scheduled live shows.
Ukraine will next year as host country together with the big five (Germany, France, Italy, Spain, United Kingdom) immediately take part in the final of the 62nd song festival. Sauma (photo: EBU) picked up last May the second win for the country.