Ukraine 2016: NTU begins national auditions
Olivier Rocher (France)
KYIV, UKRAINE – Ukraine is back, and it is back the big way. The details of the national selection have just been announced, and we can say that Kiev is taking things seriously.
The first national broadcaster UA : ПЕРШИЙ and commercial channel STB will join forces to find the 14th Ukrainian Eurovision entrant. STB will incur the cost of televoting (hence televoting will be free of charge for viewers), and UA : ПЕРШИЙ will cover the expenses of Eurovision participation.
6 auditions will take place all over the country (with the exception of separatist areas), and singers will be chosen to proceed to the final. The number of finalists and the date of the final haven’t been revealed yet.
December 5th – Zaporizhia
December 6th – Kharkiv
December 12th – Odessa
December 13th – Lviv
December 19th – Dnipropetrovsk
December 20th – Kyiv