The 2021 Ukrainian Eurovision hopefuls, GO_ A, have unveiled their Eurovision entry for Rotterdam!
We have the fourth Eurovision 2021 entry! Ukraine has decided its Eurovision entry for Rotterdam. Go_A will fly to Eurovision 2021 with ‘Shum‘.
A special jury consisting of the following Ukrainian artists/personalities were responsible to determine GO_A’s Eurovision 2021 entry:
- Jamala – singer/Eurovision 2016 winner
- Yevhen Filatov – producer/ lead singer of The Manaken band
- Ruslan Kvinta – music producer/ composer
- Yaroslav Lodygin – member of the Managing Board of UA: PBC in charge of television
- Dmytro Khorkin – member of the Managing Board of UA: PBC in charge of radio
SHUM is inspired by a spring ritual folk song of the same name. It is a modern reinterpretation of an archaic game with elements of ancient magic ritual practices.
‘Shum‘ is inspired by a spring ritual folk song of the same name. It is a modern reinterpretation of an archaic game with elements of ancient magic ritual practices. The Eurovsion version of ‘Shum’ and its official music video will be released in March.
Jamala (Ukraine 2016/Eurovision winner) says:
I voted for SHUM — it sounds very modern to me. Live singing decides everything, so I would like to wish Kate confidence that she showed in Vidbir last year. Just sing, and it seems to me that everything will work out well!
Ruslan Kvinta (Music producer/composer) says:
I am glad that the band was productive over the year. We see that they invested all their strength, thoughts, ideas, and big love in their creative work.
Ukraine in Eurovision
Ukraine debuted at the Eurovision Song Contest in 2003 with Oleksandr Ponormayov‘s Hasta la vista, and has won the competition twice in 2004 (Ruslana) and 2016 (Jamala). The country has hosted the contest twice in its majestic capital Kyiv in 2005 and 2017.
Ukraine is one of the most successful countries in the Eurovision Song Contest and has so far not missed out competing in the Grand Final. The Eastern European nation has competed in Europe’s favourite television show every year since its debut with the exception of 2015 and 2019 when the country withdrew from the competition.
The Ukrainians have made it 9 times in the top 10 of the leader board in their 15 ESC participations, including 2 victories (2004, 2016), 2 2nd placings (2007, 2008), 1 3rd placing (2013) and 4th placing (2011).