UKRAINE – Ukrainian national broadcaster and STB will again producer together the national selection for Eurovision 2019, known as Vidbir.
In the three shows of Vidbir, Ruslan Kvinta will continue as the musical producer of the show whilst Serhiy Prytula will continue as the master of ceremonies.
STB will undertake the show production and the financial support of thee artist and delegation in Israel.
The semi finals are set for February 9th and 16th while the final is set for February 23rd.
Mr. Zurab Alasania (UA:PBC CEO) says:
Taking into account the experience of previous years, we are happy to continue our cooperation with STB, as they are confident that Ukraine will be represented in the best way, young artists will receive a rating platform, spectators will be satisfied with high-quality shows, and voting for a representative of Ukraine will be honest and open. The youngest European public broadcaster is currently in a state of transformation and under conditions of 50% underfunding, we believe that our cooperation with the commercial is economically feasible for the Eurovision project: we can’t produce such a high quality show on our own.
Mr. Vladimir Borodiansky (STB General Director) says:
Three years ago, we began our cooperation with UA: PBC, the STB channel set itself the goal of creating a mega show where every professional artist can showcase himself to Europe. And we succeeded, because in the past three years the national selection has introduced many new names to the public. It has also given a successful start to many young artists, and the selection itself has become the main musical event of the year and attracted the attention of successful producers and sponsors.This is a very decent result we are proud of. Therefore, we want to continue our cooperation with UA: PBC, focusing on production and creating what STB can do best – large-scale television events such as the national selection for Eurovision.