PBC has started accepting submissions.
It's online selection. 10 finalists. The live final will be held in September, with pre-recorded performances (each participant must submit live performance of the song. This video will be used in the final). The jury and online voters will determine the winner.
The NF will be broadcast from UA: PBC studio in the bomb shelter. Every contestant was asked to submit their song AND their live video, so children will not appear in the studio for safety reasons (UA: PBC has been bombed by Russia on March 1). I assume they will tune-in from home, like last year during COVID.
The other channels have already started producing shows for the next season as usual (tho kept broadcasting live from the bomb shelters), but UA: PBC is being extra cautious.
I utterly hate the "production", imho UA: PBC could do better than this even under current circumstances. Vidbir Junior remains an "ugly sister" of our family, but thankfully, just like last year, the production for JESC is totally different.
Can't stand how they screwed up the sound.