Eurovision winner Jamala will debut “I Believe in U” during the grand final

On May 12 she plans to deliver “the most spectacular of all her shows so far” inside the Kyiv Palace of Sport.

And on Thursday Eurovision 2016 winner Jamala revealed that she’s got even more surprises in store during the grand final, where she will debut her new song “I Believe in U”.

The “1944” singer spent three days filming the video for the new track in Portugal, where she visited Lisbon, the city of Sintra and the province of Alentejo. Judging from this footage on the beach, it’s going to be a visual and musical feast.

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Jamala, whose star has only risen since her victory in Stockholm, will perform twice at Eurovision: first during Semi-Final 1 on May 9, and then again during the grand final on May 13.

During the semi-final she will sing the symphonic version of “1944” and her track “Zamanyly”, which she released on Halloween.

The mysterious, other-worldy song opens with animals howling before Jamala enters with her flawless vocals and daft touch with folk sounds.

Jamala, who wrote the lyrics, presents a series of contradictions in the chorus, which hint at standing up for what’s right: “If it becomes difficult, you don’t need to shout, If you know the truth, you shouldn’t be silent.”

Nature calls: Jamala joins forces with ethno-chaos group DakhaBrakha on “Zamanyly”

Writing on her official page on the social networking site, Jamala said:

“‘DakhaBrakha’ added a fragment to the melody of a rare folk song ‘Na dobranich, Galju’, which can be attributed to the mystical folklore, since it includes Ukrainian mythological characters. There are a lot of symbols in the song, but at the same time, it is about today. Since man is always between darkness and light.”

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