National final on February 25
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Host country Ukraine will make his choice on Saturday 25 February next year. The State broadcaster NTU works again together with the commercial broadcaster STB.
Initially there will be in the months of november and december auditions in different Ukrainian cities. In addition, interested online their chance artists also. To 10 January, anyone can register with his, her or their new song on the Eurovision website of the STB. The candidate who gets the most votes, should immediately take part in the national final, and should not even pass along the preliminary rounds. Currently singer KUZNETSOV in the lead with his song Deep Shivers:
In the month of February is the preliminary round on television, on the NTU and the STB, finished on four Saturdays . On 4, 11 and 18 February for rounds. The number of participants will fluctuate between eight and twelve per show, the number of finalists between the two and three. The final will be held on 25 February. The winner of the online vote takes it on against the qualified candidates of the semi-finals.
The same voting system is used in the four broadcasts: a combination of televoting (50%) and jury vote (50%). That jury will consist of composer and producer Konstantin Mackenzie and Susana Jamalidanova, better known as Eurovision winner Sauma (photo: EBU). As host country of the next song festival is Ukraine immediately in Saturday’s final 14 May.