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.”

Writing on her official page on the social networking site VK.com, 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.”

Are you excited to hear Jamala’s latest track? Will you attend her May 12 concert? Let us know in the comments box below!

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Charli Cheer Up
Charli Cheer Up
4 years ago

I wonder what I Believe In U will sound like? I kinda miss the smiley jazz-pop Jamala from her 2011 debut album For Every Heart.

Eva M.
Eva M.
4 years ago

Jamala is a queen! And 1944, a masterpiece. I can’t wait to see what she is going to surprise us with in Kiev.

Fergy
Fergy
4 years ago

The last thing anyone wants after 26 songs is more songs for the interval, unless its a big star like Timberlake. I understand why Ukraine wouldnt have the money for a big star but literally ANYTHING would have been better as an interval than more songs that no one will remember the morning after

R
R
4 years ago

That beach looks like it is in the zone between São Julião and Ericeira. 🙂

(I’ve been there, and like people on youtube do: First!) 😛

Erin
Erin
4 years ago

At least one thing is sure : Ukraine at war is still more safe than Western Europe.

R
R
4 years ago
Reply to  Erin

why!? :O

Erin
Erin
4 years ago
Reply to  R

Have you watched news lately?

4li3n
4li3n
4 years ago

Her videoclip is an appresention of next host country .
lmao
I’m just kidding

Lavinia
Lavinia
4 years ago

SHE WILL BE THE WINNER OF ESC 2017 TOO

M_K
M_K
4 years ago

I am really looking forward to her performances.

cheesecake
cheesecake
4 years ago

Can’t wait for “1944”, those opening numbers are always a highlight.

Polegend Godgarina
Polegend Godgarina
4 years ago

She will serve something completely different from 1944. She’s a very versatile artist. I’m hoping for something in the vein of Smile/It’s Me, Jamala

mocosuburbian
mocosuburbian
4 years ago

‘i believe in u’ ?
sounds kitschy
she should perform some of her older stuff ie Zaplulatas

L49
L49
4 years ago

Her career is almost over, West doesn’t care about her, and Russian market is closed for her.

Erasmus
Erasmus
4 years ago
Reply to  L49

Well she can have a career in Ukraine.:)

Ariana
Ariana
4 years ago
Reply to  L49

So is Yulia’s 😉

M_K
M_K
4 years ago
Reply to  L49

Well, it’s been more than 20 years now that the world no longer only consists of “The West” and “Russia”. 🙂

???
???
4 years ago
Reply to  M_K

20 years of what???? For Ukrainian singers Russia is a big opportunity, they need to go there to sing for more money. It’s a big door closed for her.

R
R
4 years ago
Reply to  L49

In extreme cases, she will always have the Eurovision fans. 🙂

Donna Vey
Donna Vey
4 years ago

Very nice! I’m sure her live vocal will be amazing. I wonder how fabulous her fashion choices will be.

It would be nice to see her in SF1 too.