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Serduchka, Prikhodko in Ukrainian selection

Posted by Jarmo Siim on 19/Aug at 17:13
Serduchka, Prikhodko in Ukrainian selection
Above: 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.

Who would you like to represent Ukraine in Germany next year? Let us know below!

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Comment by Andy1992 from Spain

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

Comment by savage

Posted on 21 August 2010 at 14:21
"SINGING COWARDS" for Ukraine!

Comment by savage

Posted on 21 August 2010 at 14:20

Comment by savage

Posted on 21 August 2010 at 14:17
SINGING COWARDS for Ukraine!
Paloma Alcalde

Comment by Helena_Justina from Spain

Posted on 21 August 2010 at 12:02
I prefer Anastasia Prikhodko
Anindya Widhi

Comment by anindijae from Indonesia

Posted on 21 August 2010 at 08:24
When other European countries held the natioanl selection???
Anindya Widhi

Comment by anindijae from Indonesia

Posted on 21 August 2010 at 08:22
Go Ukraine fr ESC 2011!!!
Mergim Tahiri

Comment by Mergiiiii from Sweden

Posted on 20 August 2010 at 23:26
OMG!
I wish to see both of these artists there! I think this will be a big war between Verka and Anastasiya!
I wish Anastasiya will get the chance to sing for Ukraine! And Verka also! OMG I dont know what I am writing :S
Fabulous  boy

Comment by Harut-Eurovision from Armenia

Posted on 20 August 2010 at 21:31
Woooow.Great I would like to see Serduchka in Germany.Anastasia olso good but Serduchka can win and bring to Ukraine second win.....
Danis Samatov

Comment by Danis from Russian Federation

Posted on 20 August 2010 at 20:57
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ji98u8LAf8U

ПАЮЩИЕ ТРУСЫ for Ukraine!!!
Tigren Samuel

Comment by InArmeniaZone from United States

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.
Aleksandar Aleksandar

Comment by MrAleksandarMk from Macedonia, Fyr Of

Posted on 20 August 2010 at 17:20
VERKAAA AGAINNNNNNNNNNNNNN!!!! PLISSSSSS UKRAINE!!! If you want secont win at Eurovision, send verga again :D I'll vote for him :D

And Anastasia was sooo good, but no one can replace Verka :D

VERKA VERKA VERKA VERKA VERKA VERKA VERKA VERKA VERKA VERKA VERKA VERKA VERKA VERKA :D i'm so happy :D

VERKA VERKA VERKA VERKA VERKA VERKA
Kamensk Uralskiy

Comment by kural96 from Russian Federation

Posted on 20 August 2010 at 17:15
Я бы хотел увидеть Сердючку ещё раз)

Comment by Bjorneo from United Kingdom

Posted on 20 August 2010 at 14:14
Verka to win hands down!!
Suciu Florin

Comment by FlorinSuciu from Romania

Posted on 20 August 2010 at 13:37
It seems that Ukraine really wants a good result in 2011 ( maybe to win :P) ...Yes i would like to see Serduchka back :) Why? Because Lena is coming back so every country must send their best singers and of course the best song...if it were for me i would put Alexander for Norway,Ruslana for Ukraine,Maria for Serbia,Dima for Russia and ....etc that will be a true mega Eurovision!
gizem özen

Comment by gizem from Turkey

Posted on 20 August 2010 at 08:11
In the race to be held in 2011 Ukraine is going to be very assertive
Hannah Leakey

Comment by Hanabi from United Kingdom

Posted on 20 August 2010 at 01:36
Nastya - Nastya all the way! Oh my, I got so excited when I read this... I really hope she gets to go to Germany next year. :D

If not, I wouldn't mind seeing Verka there either. ;)

Comment by Siozia from Ukraine

Posted on 19 August 2010 at 23:11
UKRAINE WANT SERDUCHKA!!!
Happy Independence day UKRAINE (24 August)
З Днем Незалежности, Україно!!!
Sean Michael Marshall Wilson

Comment by sandancerUK from United Kingdom

Posted on 19 August 2010 at 22:36
It would be cool to see Verka Serduchka back in Eurovision, he / she was robbed of victory in 2007!
a b

Comment by iamlikesea

Posted on 19 August 2010 at 19:23
Jamala will win, definitely
Matheus Gomes

Comment by matheusrbr

Posted on 19 August 2010 at 17:58
I want Dantes & Oleynik to represent Ukraine in Germany!!!
Max Braskih would be a fantastic choice too.. just like Stas Shurins and maybe Gorchitza.

Greetings from Brazil!!!

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