The first semi-final of VIDBIR (Ukraine national selection) 2019 took place this evening. The results of the first semi-final have seen eight participants take part but only three of them progressed to the final –
Brunettes Shoot Blondes
The above acts qualified for the Grand Final which will be held on 23 February. The results were determined by a combination of televoting and the opinion of jury which consisted of Jamala (Eurovision 2016 winner), Andrey Danilko (known as Verka Serduchka, silver winner of the Eurovision 2007) and Evgeniy Filatov (producer and composer).
The second semi-final will be held next Saturday on 16 February and it will have the same format with eight new participants and only three finalists to progress.
Six finalists will take part in the Grand Final but only one will represent Ukraine in May in Tel Aviv (Israel).
You can see the three qualifiers from this evening below.
Sources: ESCCOVERS, Eliana Goncharova, Ian Fowell, STB, UA:Pershiy