Serduchka, Prikhodko in Ukrainian selection

Serduchka, Prikhodko in Ukrainian selection
Anastasia Prikhodko represented Russia in 2009, in Moscow. Photo: Alain Douit (EBU)
Kyiv, Ukraine -

NTU, the Ukrainian broadcaster and the Host Broadcaster of last year's Junior Eurovision Song Contest, has decided to start early this year for the upcoming edition of Europe's favourite TV-show.

If last year the national selection in Ukraine had many turns and twists and resulted in Alyosha representing the country in Oslo with the song Sweet People, then this year NTU decided to start early.

Namely, today, the first castings for the 2011 Eurovision Song Contest started in Ukraine, the broadcaster confirmed to Eurovision.tv. The castings will last three days, till the 21st of August.

On the same date a 7-member jury will announce the 30 artists who will pass to the next round of their national selection, scheduled to start in October, when the lucky ones will present their songs.

So far many popular local artists have expressed their wish to participate in the casting events. Among others, Verka Serduchka (represented Ukraine in 2007 at the Eurovision Song Contest in Helsinki) and Anastasia Prikhodko (represented Russia in 2009). The latter is expected to perform today.

By the end of December, 15 candidates will still be in the running to become their country's next Eurovision Song Contest participant. The final decision will be made on the 26-27th of February.

Clips of the three days, held in at huge tent on the beach at the Dnieper River, will also be broadcast on NTU in September.


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  • Posted on 29 September 2010 at 15:38
    ukraine will fall down with Prikhodko report to the moderator
  • Posted on 11 September 2010 at 01:23
    Ani Lorak should represent the Ukraine again! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 29 August 2010 at 10:46
    sadly I do not know all confirmed participants for the ukrainian preselection. even I know anastia is awful! <3 I'd be really happy to see her on stage in germany.
    verka was fun indeed, nonetheless I prefer "serious" entries and doubt if it went that well again. report to the moderator
  • Posted on 26 August 2010 at 21:05
    Danzing from the Eurovision 2007 edition which finished 2nd had a very good tune
    so why not try Verka next year ?!? report to the moderator
  • Posted on 24 August 2010 at 11:35
    I want Anastasia Prikhodko represent Ukraine next year..Her voice is wonderful!! =) report to the moderator
  • Posted on 23 August 2010 at 06:55
    Verka Serduchka is going to be the first definitive report to the moderator
  • Posted on 22 August 2010 at 13:39
    Don't Ask Me Why But There Are 35 Candidates Selected , This Are Them :
    * Jamala
    * Verka Serduchka
    * Zaklopky
    * Anastasia Prikhodko
    * Zlata Ognevych
    * Armiya
    * Ivan Berezovsky
    * Arina Domsky
    * Vitaly Halay
    * Metropolitan
    * Max Novitsky
    * Neksi
    * Shanis
    * Shanti
    * Elena Korneeva
    * Yakov Smirnov
    * Alexander Kvarta
    * Dakha Brahka
    * Inna Voronova
    * Eduard Romanyuta
    * Mika Newton
    * Bakhroma
    * Denis Povaliy
    * DASH
    * Natalia Pugacheva
    * Masha Sobko
    * Para Normalnyh
    * Alex Mathias
    * Mila Nitich
    * Tatiana Vorzheva
    * El Kravchuk
    * Vladislav Levitsky
    * Daria Medova
    * Vroda
    * Christina Kim


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  • Posted on 22 August 2010 at 11:51
    Please, please, please let Verka represent dear Ukraine again. She nearly did it last time... report to the moderator
  • Posted on 22 August 2010 at 00:06
    I'd like Anastasia Prikhodko represent Ukraine, because her performance in 2009 representing Russia was simply wonderfull !!!!!! greetings from Spain !!!! =D report to the moderator
  • Posted on 21 August 2010 at 14:17
    SINGING COWARDS for Ukraine! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 21 August 2010 at 12:02
    I prefer Anastasia Prikhodko report to the moderator
  • Posted on 21 August 2010 at 08:24
    When other European countries held the natioanl selection??? report to the moderator
  • Posted on 21 August 2010 at 08:22
    Go Ukraine fr ESC 2011!!! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 20 August 2010 at 20:57
  • Posted on 20 August 2010 at 19:52
    Wow it looks like this year is gonna be a big time competition. Lena from Germany, Verka or Anastasiya already willing for Ukraine, and Serj Tankian talking about bringing SOAD to eurovision from Armenia. report to the moderator