Yesterday, Ukrainian broadcast STB announced the list of 18 acts who have made it through to the Ukrainian national selection semi finals.
The front runner for this competition, as it stands, is Anastasia Prikhodko, who since last October, has expressed her interest to compete in Stockholm under her native flag of Ukraine. She last took part in Eurovision in 2009 for Russia. On Facebook she said “My dream is to try my hand at Eurovision again, but under the flag of my native country”. The person Anastasia teamed up with to write her 2009 entry is also on the 2016 Ukrainian jury.
Other well known Ukrainian names include Viktoria Petryk, who we reported on when her song ‘Overload’ first came out. She has competed both at JESC and in the Ukrainian selection, also NeAngely who came tied 5th in the 2014 Ukrainian national selection is in the semi final line up.
The full semi finals line up for Ukraine is as follows:
Peaks of Kings
Brunettes Shoot Blondes
The semi finals will be talking place on the 6th and 13th February and the final will be Saturday 20th February.