Pivnichbachennya Natsionalnyi Vidbir (Ukrainian: Північбачення Національний Відбір), sometimes abbreviated as PNV, is the official National Selection of Ukraine for the Northvision Song Contest #07 onwards, organized by Ukrainian public broadcaster NTU. It replaced the Evrobachennya National Selection which also served as its test broadcast alongside Ukraine's National Selection for Eurovision Song Contest.
Pivnichbachennya Natsionalnyi Vidbir is based on NTU's national selection for Eurovision Song Contest. Its first edition started on January 17, 2013 with the Grand Final. The Evrobachennya Natsionalnyi Vidbir was created to test Ukraine's broadcast alongside Ukraine's National Selection for Eurovision Song Contest. The experiment was half successful therefore a name revision was implemented.
NTU invites aspiring and professional singers to submit songs weeks before the start of the Grand Final. Then a group of juries select 20 potential songs for North Vision Song Contest.
A total of 20 acts are chosen for each edition of PNV. NTU refuses to accept foreign acts despite being allowed by NVSC as they want to showcase Ukrainian talents to the world. However they consider international singers, most especially from the Former Soviet Republics, with roots from Ukraine (i.e. Dominik Joker in the first edition of ENV) as their international act.
|Edition||International Act||Song||Country||Ukrainian Eligibility|
|#01||Lolita||"Sexy"||Russia||Born and grew up in the Ukrainian SSR|
|#02||Natalia Gordienko||"Beshenyy"||Moldova||Ukrainian roots|
|#03||Shmagi||"Bezhat'"||Georgia||Residency in Ukraine|
NTU doesn't offer much restrictions to songs. It can be sung in any language and in any style the artist/composer wants to but NTU strongly prohibits songs with too much swearing and songs that may provoke conflict with other personalities, genders, races and/or other countries.
The Freedom Hall in Kiev was designated as the sole venue for Pivnichbachennya Natsionalnyi Vidbir for North Vision Song Contest.
NTU invites professional foreign juries to critic all songs in each semi-final, casting their votes in Eurovision Style (12, 10, 8-1 point/s for the most desrving songs and the others are ranked 11th-20th). At the same time, the Ukrainian public could take part in the voting via SMS and online voting. Once the voting is closed, all of the public votes are gathered and made into one jury vote.
|#01|| Robert Hopewell, Giorgos Argyros, Jan Sjölander, Dmitry Kovalchuk,|
Georgs Skrastiņš, Laimis Astrauškas, Nikolas Terziovski, Vagn Kristofssen,
Florencio Ribeiro, Antoine Calleja, Mattias Bonheur, Yakov Daskalov,
Saleem Ramadan, Mateusz Majewski, Lazar Predojević, Cemile Valiyeva,
Didrich Iversen, Madiyar Karimov, Ditmir Krasniqi, Ríkharður Salómonsson,
Kristijan Gavrilović, Dennis Epureanu and Adrià Pujol
|#02|| Mateusz Majewski, Jan Sjölander, Sam Hayes, Antoine Calleja,|
Laimis Astrauškas, Florencio Ribeiro, Vagn Kristofssen, Daniel Lehmann,
Lazar Predojević, Giorgos Alexandrou, Mattias Bonheur, Veljko Babić,
Cemile Valiyeva, Dmitry Kovalchuk, Robert Hopewell, Rabah Sahnoun and
|#03|| Jan Sjölander, Yakov Daskalov, Giorgos Alexandrou, Daniel Leivurson,|
Dmitry Kovalchuk, Laimis Astrauškas, Ferenk Balázs, Sam Hayes,
Antoine Calleja, Anri Gogoladze, Didrich Iversen, Mateusz Majewski,
Chaim Mandel, Cemile Valiyeva, Florian Richter, Dmitar Matić,
Mattias Bonheur, Robert Hopewell, Jiří Jež and Rabah Sahnoun
|#04|| Jan Sjölander, Anri Gogoladze, Yakov Daskalov, Didrich Iversen,|
Vagn Kristofssen, Robert Hopewell, Giorgos Alexandrou, Dennis Epureanu,
Dmitry Kovalchuk, Florian Richter, Aleksey Halski, Dmitar Matić,
Mattias Bonheur and Chaim Mandel
|#05|| Jentine Granger, Lazar Predojević, Daniel Leivurson, Sam Hayes,|
Didrich Iversen, Jan Sjölander, Victor Rademaker, Anri Gogoladze,
Vagn Kristofssen, Aleksey Halski, Dennis Epureanu, Cemile Valiyeva,
Robert Hopewell, Florian Richter, Adrià Pujol, Mikko Aalto,
Saleem Ramadan and Ferenk Balázs,
|#02||Vera Brezhneva||"Dobroe utro"||Russian||Good morning||#08||3rd||AQ|
|#03||Ani Lorak & Grigory Leps||"Zerkala"||Russian||Mirrors||#10||1st||AQ|
|#04||Zlata Ognevich||"Pray for Ukraine"||English||---||#12||8th||AQ|
|#05||Max Barskih||"Hochu tantsevat'"||Russian||I want to dance||#13||9th||1st|
|#06||Dantes & Oleynik||"Staya"||Russian||Pack||#14||N/A||17th|
|#07||Alina Grosu||"Ne zabyvay"||Russian||Don't forget||#16||7th||4th|
|#08||Artem Mekh & Yana Solomko||"Nas ne slomat'||Russian||We don't break||#17||N/A||18th|
|#09||Mirami||"Amore Eh Oh!"||Ukrainian||Love eh oh||#19||N/A||14th|
|#10||Olga Vasilyuk||"Bol' moya"||Russian||My pain||#20||TBA||TBA|