Meet Ukraine Eurovision 2021 Go A entry: Song, Age, Instagram
After taking a year off for obvious reasons, Eurovision 2021 is certainly highly anticipated and Ukraine has a squad lined up to represent them in the contest which they hope will lead them to victory.
But the electro-folk group which has been together for almost 10 years will go all the way in the competition? They certainly have the experience to make an impact.
Here’s everything you need to know about Ukraine entering 2021.
Who represents Ukraine at Eurovision 2021?
Instagram: @ go-a_band
Go_A, formed at the end of 2012, is a Ukrainian music group that combines authentic Ukrainian vocals, modern dance tracks, African drums and powerful guitar vibrations into an explosive musical mix.
The band’s name means “back to basics” and is a fusion of the English word “Go” with the Greek letter “Alpha”, which symbolizes the beginning of everything.
The group has already participated in many festivals including Koktebel Jazz Festival, Kraina Mriy, Gogolfest, Vedalife, Trypilske Kolo, Slava Frolova Art Picnic, Polyana Music Festival, Kiev Open Air, White Nights vol2, SheFest and presented Ukrainian music at international level in Israel and Poland. and Belarus.
In November 2016, the band released their debut album # Ідиназвук (Follow The Sound).
Go_A’s music is gradually gaining popularity abroad: in the spring of 2019, their song Vesnianka reached the Top 10 of the іTunes Dance Chart in Slovakia.
What is the name of the Ukrainian song Eurovision 2021?
The name of the song they’ll perform in the 2021 contest is fun to say – Shum!
The song was written by two band members Taras Shevchenko and Kateryna Pavlenko and is from the Folktronica musical genre – which is a bit of a techno and very consistent with the genre of song that tends to do well in the competition.
Time will tell if the song will be enough to see them score enough points to make an impact.
You can listen to Shum right now to see what you think.
Where does Ukraine come from in Eurovision 2019?
Ukraine first entered the Eurovision Song Contest in 2003 and quickly became one of the most successful countries in the competition, never failing to qualify for the Grand Final. In the 15 years that Ukraine has participated in Eurovision, two of their candidatures have become winners.
Ruslana became the first Ukrainian Eurovision Song Contest winner in 2004, with the song Wild Dances. In 2015, Jamala brought Ukraine back to Eurovision Song Contest and won the country’s second victory in 2016, singing 1944.
However, the country sparked controversy last year, when Ukrainian public broadcaster UA: PBC decided to withdraw from the competition, having been unable to reach an agreement with the top three in their national selection for the Eurovision Song Contest 2019; MARUV, Freedom Jazz and KAZKA.
So, can Go_A pull a hat-trick and win again?
When does Eurovision 2021 take place?
The Grand Final of the Eurovision Song Contest will take place on Saturday, May 22, 2021 in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.
BBC One will broadcast live coverage of the event, while Graham Norton comments.
Ken Bruce will be providing commentary on BBC Radio 2.
The semi-finals will take place on Tuesday 18 and Thursday 20 May and will be broadcast on BBC Four.
Why was Eurovision 2020 canceled?
The grand finale of the Eurovision Song Contest 2019 was scheduled to take place at the Ahoy Rotterdam Arena on Saturday May 16. Sadly, COVID has arrived and before we knew it we were in the midst of a global pandemic and events around the world were called off – including the world’s best singing show.
We had the Shine a Light show which aired on BBC One and Eurovision Come Together, but while it was great to take a trip down Eurovision’s past, it wasn’t quite enough to make us forget that we weren’t getting the full show.
You can buy the DVD and watch Eurovision 2018 here and Eurovision 2019 here if you feel like reliving those two years – and what a great years they have been!
The 2021 Eurovision Song Contest will air on the BBC in May. Check out the full list of Eurovision Song Contest winners here. If you’re looking for something to watch tonight, check out our TV guide.