Ukraine will choose its 2018 representative via the national final of Ukraine; Vidbir 2018.

Vidbir consists of two semi finals and a final. The first semi final were held tonight and the second one will be in the next week. Total of 18 artists compete in Vidbir. They were splitted to semi finals as 9 participants. 3 of them qualified to the grand final via 50%jury- 50% televoting.

Contestants of the First semi final (winners marked bold):

1. Constantine ÔÇô Misto┬á(City) = 9
2. Sergiy Babkin ÔÇô Kriz tvoyi ochi┬á(Through your eyes) =12
3.┬áLaud ÔÇô Waiting = 16
4. KAZKA ÔÇô Dyva (Wonders) = 9
5. The┬áVIO ÔÇô Nganga = 3
6. KOZAK SYSTEM ÔÇô Mamai = 4
7. VILNA ÔÇô Forest Song┬á =12
8. Pur:Pur ÔÇô Fire = 12
9. The Erised ÔÇô Heroes = 13

In the jurors’ seat we saw Jamala, Andriy Danylko and Eugene Filatov. The Czech representative for Eurovision 2018, Mikolas Josef, performed live during the live show.