Go_A have gone live! On March 16 the group delivered a live performance of their Eurovision 2021 song “SHUM” on the Ukraina TV channel.
Even without the dramatic visuals of their video — snow, jeep, fire, Chernobyl — Ukraine’s ESC act still managed to captivate. Lead singer Katya wore an all-black outfit, including knee-high boots, a tight top and a matching leather jacket with metallic embellishments. Despite only having a mic stand and some large earrings at her disposal, she still managed to serve “deity of the forest” fantasy with attention-grabbing shoulder movements and piercing eye contact.
Her bandmates added to the atmosphere, working guitar, recorder, keyboard and computer to great effect as a clip of their video played in the background. Vocally this was as on-point as ever.
— Ukraine at Eurovision 🇺🇦 (@uapbc) March 16, 2021
Go_A’s “HALLO, Євробачення!” vlog
Separately, Ukrainian broadcaster UA:PBC has launched a series of vlogs under the title “HALLO, Євробачення!” (HALLO, Eurovision!) on its digital platforms. They’re meant to bring viewers closer to the group as they prepare for their big moment in Rotterdam.
Here’s what vlog host Anna Tulieva has to say:
“We started the vlogs ‘HALLO, Eurovision!’ to reveal more about the preparation of the Ukrainian participant for this year’s Song Contest. The viewers can expect a separate story of each member of the band. We have lots to show as each of Go_A members has a unique story that is worth knowing.”
The first episode covers the music video shoot, taking you behind the scenes as they bring spring to life. We hear from the band members and also the video’s director Maksym Tuzhylin.
In the second episode, front woman Kateryna Pavlenko invites you to her home for some lentil soup. Among other things, she discusses her childhood dreams and how she discovered music.
The series has English subtitles and new episodes will drop on Wednesdays on the UA:PB YouTube channel, as well as on Instagram and Facebook.
Are you liking what you’re seeing so far? Do you think that “SHUM” will elevate on the Rotterdam stage? And are you following the vlog series? Let us know in the comments box down below.