At Vidbir 2019, Go_A soared to victory with their ethno-folk song “Solovey”. Now, the Ukrainian band have released a revamped version of the song, which is the version they will perform at Eurovision 2020 in May.
But, we want to know if you think the revamp was a good, or less so good, decision. Have the changes to the song made an improvement on what was already there?
You can listen to both versions of the song below and identify what the major changes are between the original and revamped versions of “Solovey”.
Then make sure to vote in our poll. Be aware that you can only vote once, so make sure you’re certain of you’re decision before you submit your vote.
What are the major differences between the original and revamped version of “Solovey”?
The differences from the original to the revamped version of “Solovey” are subtle, but still noticeable. They are predominantly made to the background instrumentation and can be clearly heard right from the start of the song.
During the intro, percussion beats are added periodically. This adds something extra to the first 20 seconds and stops it being so linear (it’s no good if the audience zones out before you even start singing).
In the original, the flute instrumentation cut out as soon as the first sung verse came about. However, the revamp sees some intermittent flute trills added to the background. This continues into the chorus, with a second quieter flute melody heard behind the main tune.
These extra flute flourishes carry on throughout the second verse, bridge and final chorus.
Go_A – “Solovey” (Original Version)
Go_A – “Solovey” (Revamped Version)
Poll: Do you prefer Go_A’s revamped version of “Solovey” or the original?
What do you think? Are you #TeamOriginal or #TeamRevamp? Sound off with your thoughts in the comments below!