It’s official, Ukraine has withdrawn from this year’s contest! A few hours ago, it was confirmed that the Ukrainian national broadcaster was unable to agree with one of the top-3 artists of Vidbir 2019!
As you remember, a drama had covered the Ukrainian selection, after Maruv won the national final. She couldn’t come to an agreement with UA:PBC, so it anounced that she will not represent the nation in Israel. In the days that followed, the broadcaster tried to find a solution by negotiating with the second and third placers! Sadly, no solution was found and the country was forced to withdraw.
The number of competing countries is dropping to 41 from 43 last year – except Ukraine, Bulgaria won’t compete too. Ukraine was supposed to perform in the second half of the first semi final.
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