Go_A Eurovision 2021 Shum Ukraine

Their song for Eurovision 2021 was confirmed in early February. But it quickly became clear that Ukraine’s Go_A would have to make some tweaks to “SHUM” in order to fit in with the song contest rules. Now, the Eurovision version is ready to go and will drop on Tuesday 9 March.

Go_A will release Eurovision version of “SHUM” on 9 March

Fans will first get a first taste of the revamped “SHUM” at 13:15 CET. The group will debut a fragment of the track on UA: Radio Promin. Then, at 13:40 CET, a teaser for the new music video will be shown during the Suspilne Studio talk show on UA: PERSHYI TV. Hosts Anatolii Yerema and Darka Hirna will also talk to Go_A about their Eurovision preparations.

The full music video will premiere in full on YouTube at 18:00 CET, first on the UA:PERSHYI YouTube channel and later on the official Eurovision channel.

Why have Go_A revamped “SHUM”?

“SHUM” borrows heavily from existing Ukrainian folklore. In fact, the song is a re-arrangement of different versions of the traditional Ukrainian folk song “A v nashoho shuma”. Eurovision.tv reported that the song needed reworking to fit the contest’s requirements. Besides the extensive borrowing of folklore, the song is one minute too long in its original form. The current Eurovision rules do not state anything explicitly about the use of already-existing folklore. They do state, however, that broadcasters must inform the Reference Group if the melody or lyrics were published before 1 September.

Are you excited for the Eurovision version of “SHUM”? Let us know below.

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Alexis
1 month ago

It Was my clear number 1… before the revamp. Sadly they completely destroyed the song…it is out of my top ten now. I really hope they are gonna roll back to just shortening the old version

Hijvik
Hijvik
2 months ago

I a-shum it’ll be completely different from the already released one!

London
London
2 months ago

Cannot bear this song. Her voice is like nails on a chalkboard. For me this will be my 40th place no matter what other songs we get over the next couple of weeks.

London
London
1 month ago
Reply to  London

Ok. I eat my words. BELARUS goes below this!

Nicolas
Nicolas
2 months ago

I hope they will not butcher it.

Anita Mann
Anita Mann
1 month ago
Reply to  Nicolas

The did a complete revamp, new melody, new lyrics, same backing track. It’s available on iTunes now.

Berta
Berta
2 months ago

Kateryna said she satisfied with revamped version, also she said she likes the Roop song a lot, but most looking forward for Gjon and Dady songs.
Go-A connect with Gjon a lot trough Skype for months 😀
and also Melovin said he stans Go-A !

Last edited 2 months ago by Berta
Colono
Colono
2 months ago

They are still my favorite to win. I think with the right staging, a top 5 result is inevitable.
I just can’t believe how Ukraine keeps delivering year after year ughh.

Kristof
Kristof
2 months ago

GO_A is currently my favorite to win the whole contest before Italy. So, I am getting stressed that the perfect song looses the power in the building of the song it has now…
Whatever the result, this original song will remain a classic for me anyway

Oksana
Oksana
2 months ago

The new version of “Shum” is promising. The lead singer told in the Livestream that the song got more positive, not that aggressive. Also, the band has done the revamp by themselves which is good, cause the song won’t be ruined with a help of a third wheel. I expect a lot of. Besides their new image is so intriguing and mysterious, reminds me of “The Matrix” vibes.

Honesty
Honesty
2 months ago

Kateryna said on Instagram livestream that she cried when they needed to cut Shum, that it was like cutting off her arm.
But she said they finally managed to make the version they really loved. And when other members sent it to her, she delayed livestream because she needed to dance to it several times. I mean, it’s a good sign when artist loves revamp version. So we’ll hope for the best, but anyway, let’s not raise our expectations.

Karl Fradgley
Karl Fradgley
2 months ago

As of right now – Ukraine feels to me like the most likely winner. Everything else is just a bit done feeling. Not that I want Ukraine to win again so soon but hey

Safiyaa
Safiyaa
2 months ago

I love “Shum”, it’s one of my favorites so far, so I’m kinda stressed to see how it will turn out.

Yorkster
Yorkster
2 months ago

I’m intrigued to know how this revamp will turn out, because if the lyrics and lyrical melody is what they wanted to omit because of the folklore gig, it would be near a completely different song… Possibly an ethno-dance version of Nocturne in the same vein of little lyrical content and going for a ‘vibe’.

KRM
KRM
2 months ago

So.. Update:

Today: Russia
Tomorrow: Ukraine, potentially UK (it is said that there will be some news about Eurovision 2021 on Ken Bruce’s Radio 2 show)
Wednesday: Austria, Bulgaria, Greece and Switzerland
Thursday: North Macedonia
Friday: Poland and Latvia
Saturday: Iceland and Sweden

Still no information:

Belarus: rumours saying Zena has been selected
Azerbaijan: rumours saying that the song will most likely be released on Sunday
Georgia: The official Georgian Eurovision account posted a pic stating “Get ready!”
Malta: song will most likely be released on Sunday or potentially Monday

sam
sam
2 months ago
Reply to  KRM

i’ve heard rumors that efendi’s song is gonna be “mata hari”

KRM
KRM
2 months ago
Reply to  sam

Yeah, and allegedly, there are even more surprises. It is said that Efendi’s song (most likely Mata Hari) will feature something we’ve been all craving for.

I’m really excited and hope that the song won’t disappoint.

Benny Hill
2 months ago
Reply to  KRM

Brzozowski from Poland, unfortunately. No final for them again.

zelenovi
zelenovi
2 months ago

Really excited for this. This should set the stage on *fire* in Rotterdam, and I trust Go_A to have enough artistic vision to retain everything that makes SHUM special 🙂
I’m also very happy that the contest this year will allow pre-recorded backing vocals – that should add a lot of nice depth and layering for the white voice effect.

Stian F
Stian F
2 months ago

Song is so good that i am dreading the new version already… The song is perfect the way it is, the way it builds, and then end up in a total chaos as a cathy dancefloor banger the entire last minute. Soooooo good. Its 4 minutes that feels like only 2 and I am never able to say that about most other Eurovision songs 🙂

Last edited 2 months ago by Stian F
Kosey
Kosey
2 months ago

I am so excited about this. Shum is my number 1 at the moment and I’m really hoping it stays there tomorrow. It has such a unique vibe, there is nothing else currently like it in the competition so I’m really hoping they can maintain that tomorrow.

Loo
Loo
2 months ago

My top1 so far.