She’s the reigning queen of Eurovision who has dazzled Europe with a series of live performances since her win back in Stockholm.
And today Ukraine’s Jamala announced that she’s taking things to another level with a live concert on May 12 that will “be of the highest scale ever and the most spectacular of all her shows so far.”
The spectacle will unfold inside the Kyiv Palace of Sports — host venue of Eurovision 2005 and Junior Eurovision 2009 — at 1, Sportyvna pl.
Tickets cost between 250 and 1250 UAH (that’s 8.50 to 42 euros) and are available on concert.ua — a site many of you Eurovision fans will already be familiar with.
The programme will be built around Jamala’s international album “1944”, released by Universal Music Group, and also some of her best records over the years.
Those of you who only know her from the other-worldly stylings of “1944” are in a for a real treat, as Jamala is a versatile artist who can throw down funky and fresh as well as she does mystical and magical.
We speak from experience, having watched Jamala absolutely own the stage during her concert at London’s G-A-Y last July.
From disco beats to covers of Whitney Houston, she proved that she’s a musical chameleon who can slay every style.
The 33-year-old stunner reminded the audience that her song “1944” carries an important message.
“You know, this song, actually it’s about us. It’s about us who face oppression and tonight I want to dedicate this song to people who died in [the mass shooting at a gay club in] Orlando.”
Shining bright like a diamond, she wore a skin-tight pantsuit embellished with rhinestones that showed off each of her enviable curves.
In addition to singing “1944”, she absolutely slayed covers of Whitney Houston’s “I Wanna Dance With Somebody” and Shirley Bassey’s “History Repeating”, and her own track “It’s Me, Jamala.”