Which Go_A Eurovision song is your favourite?

Following the cancellation of Eurovision last year, the majority of the class of 2020 received the comeback ticket to sing again at Eurovision 2021. A massive 26 artists will return to represent their countries at Eurovision 2021. But as per the standard Eurovision rules, they’ve all got new songs.

Thus, comparisons to their previous entries are inevitable. So, we want to hear from our readers. We’re running a series of polls to ask — do you prefer the returning artists’ 2020 or 2021 songs?

Today, we’re shining a light on Ukraine. In 2020, Go_A were set to take “Solovey” to Rotterdam. This year, they’ll be singing “SHUM” at Eurovision 2021. But which song is your favourite? Vote in our poll now!

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“Solovey” (Ukraine 2020)

Go_A initially earned to ticket to represent Ukraine at Eurovision after winning Vidbir 2020. The group specialise in combining Ukrainian folk music with contemporary production, and their song “Solovey” was a great example of this.

The Wiwi Jury — our in-house panel of music unprofessionals — awarded “Solovey” an average score of 6.60/10. In her review of the song, wiwiblogger Renske commented:

““Solovey” is a song that not many will get, but those who get it know it is an extremely cleverly written song. Combining classical folk elements of Ukrainian poetry with modern-day music is no easy feat, but Go_A pull it off. This does not only show that they are extremely artistic, but also that they are extremely talented.”

“SHUM” (Ukraine 2021)

The band were subsequently internally selected to represent Ukraine at Eurovision 2021. Go_A put three songs before a jury, who ultimately chose “SHUM”.

The song went through a revamp to remove some elements copied from a Ukrainian folk song. Nevertheless, “SHUM” still brings Go_A’s standout mix of folk and electronic music.

Poll battle — Ukraine: Which Go_A entry do you prefer?

In this poll, you can only vote for one song — so choose wisely. And as always, you can only vote once. Let the battle commence!

 

Which of Go_A’s Eurovision songs did you vote for? Are you team “Solovey” or team “SHUM”? Let us know all your thoughts in the comments below!

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PP77
PP77
3 months ago

2020

tylos
tylos
3 months ago

Love them both, but Shum by a whisker

Makis
Makis
3 months ago

Solovey was a top contender. Shum has not impressed me that much.

Kuhkatz
Kuhkatz
3 months ago

Both are great songs. While Solovey was a grower for me last year, I was way more interested in the style and build up of Shum. So after all, about 55:45, I gave my vote to Shum.

And I appreciate that they keep it in Ukrainian, both songs would lose its magic if they would‘ve been translated to english.

Jake
Jake
3 months ago

Solovey was my 1st place last year. Don’t really like SHUM, around my 20th place. Tserkovka would have been in my top 5. Go_A are incredibly talented, and have shown they can make very different songs.

CHUPACABRA
CHUPACABRA
3 months ago

Definitely Shum for me. Transports the need to break out and dance and feel free. Great instruments. In my Top 5. First version of Shum was my Nr 1.

Savvas
Savvas
3 months ago

None of them is my cup of tea, a song I’d listen, but I think last year’s song could go higher.

Gavin
Gavin
3 months ago

Shum is unexpectedly one of my favourite songs this year.

Whisker
Whisker
3 months ago

I prefer “Shum”.

notyourtoy
notyourtoy
3 months ago

Yeah when we say that we personally don’t like songs from an artist do we get dislikes?

notyourtoy
notyourtoy
3 months ago
Reply to  notyourtoy

Or only if the countries we don’t like the songs are Greece, Cyprus and Switzerland? By the time we have the right to say our opinion freely with no censorship what is happening here is so wrong. This is so disrespectful from the users here in Wiwibloggs

Last edited 3 months ago by notyourtoy
Fabrizio
Fabrizio
3 months ago
Reply to  notyourtoy

Well this is not censorship as your comment keeps public right here so people can read it. Likes and dislikes are also part of our free expression, as we are free to say if we agree or not with you.

Dislikes doesn´t mean that people hates you, they mean some people just doesn’t agree with you.

Whisker
Whisker
3 months ago
Reply to  notyourtoy

For sure! It’s so much fun tho.

Kosey
Kosey
3 months ago
Reply to  notyourtoy

When you comment on an article specifically asking about which is your favourite of two entries from one particular country and you say you don’t like either, then yes, you deserve a downvote. You know, it is so easy just not to comment and therefore you won’t spread your negativity. It’s fine to say you prefer one country over another when it’s a wider poll about the wider contest but if you don’t like either of Ukraine’s efforts, what is the point in posting?

notyourtoy
notyourtoy
3 months ago
Reply to  Kosey

When my comment says that I don’t like either, but between the 2 songs I prefer one of them I can’t express my opinion then? If no, there should be no comment section in the blog

Kosey
Kosey
3 months ago
Reply to  notyourtoy

I just find it ironic that you complain about negativity when you spread it yourself. Be the change that you want to see!

notyourtoy
notyourtoy
3 months ago
Reply to  Kosey

But when we say that we like songs from Greece or Cyprus mostly there is an overflow of downvotes. If you hate those countries just get the heck out from the posts about them. The same happens also in the Eurovision because they are exchanging points, something which is logical, because is like saying Sweden will give it’s 12 points to Sweden (we don’t talk here about “sister countries”, but for the same country divided in 2, who share their artists, have the same music companies and music experts etc)

Benji
Benji
3 months ago
Reply to  notyourtoy

It depends on the song. If you say that you don’t like the Ukrainian or the Italian song, other users will start to downvote you immediately. But if you say that you don’t like the Maltese song, you will be most welcome.

Last edited 3 months ago by Benji
Fabrizio
Fabrizio
3 months ago

I love both songs, but I got addicted to Shum so I’ll vote for it. I’m really excited about their staging in Rotterdam, that will be the key of their qualification or elimination.

Hope to hear Shum in the final. Ukraine never dissapoints me!!!

An American ESC Fan
An American ESC Fan
3 months ago

Like I said yesterday in Bulgaria’s poll, both are great. I’d say Solovey is slightly better – I think it’s catchier and I like its structure more (though Shum has a better build) – but both are in my Top 10 (Solovey’s 2nd to Shum’s 7th)

I am begging the Eurovision gods to let them go to the final! They probably will but there’s always an opportunity for disaster.

lasse braun
lasse braun
3 months ago

the big black poll hole exclusivly at wiwi? 😀

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3 months ago

I really like Shum! I hope it’ll survive the semi-final of death.

Doris
Doris
3 months ago

Solovey original before the revamp.

Briekimchi
Briekimchi
3 months ago

Easily Shum.
I didn’t really get Solovey and didn’t think it came together completely as a song. However, Shum is really, really good.

Colin
Colin
3 months ago

Solovey is my 4th of 2020. Shum is my 2nd of 2021. It’s close, but I voted Shum.

Anhel
Anhel
3 months ago

Honestly, I liked Solovey more, but it’s close.

Ende
Ende
3 months ago

I am so happy that they take part.
I do not like their songs at all because this is not my taste. But I think this is great to hear something different and to have as many types of music as possible.

Ria van de Velde
Ria van de Velde
3 months ago

I don ‘t like the songs and the voice of the singer.

Rottendam
Rottendam
3 months ago

Both are great, but I prefer the original version of “Shum” than the revamp.

Ang
Ang
3 months ago
Reply to  Rottendam

I’m the same.

Lalaland
Lalaland
3 months ago

I’ve never commented anything here, but I just gotta say how much I love this band and how scared I am that the general public won’t appreciate them. In the (sadly, likely) event they NQ, I’m, like, gonna cry.

Ivar
Ivar
3 months ago

A great band with two great songs! Genuine, original, different. Love them!

Benji
Benji
3 months ago

I’m not going to vote because both songs are equally unpleasant for my ears.

Darren
3 months ago

I love them both, so much but for me, I voted for “Solovey” it was the song that introduced me to Go_A in the first place and I remember the buzz I got when I heard “Solovey” first.
I had them as a dark horse in 2020 and I have them as a dark horse in 2021 too. “Shum” is just as good. Massive fan of post-apocalyptic ethno trance anyway. I hope Europe connects with Ukraine this year.

Blackcat
Blackcat
3 months ago

Shum for me. I also love the 1st Shum. This is the 2nd Shum.

Una
Una
3 months ago

I like both but I like “Shum” more:

  1. “Solovey” is traditional and melodic. It felt a bit more orderly so to speak.
  2. “SHUM” is a respectable traditional mess of sound that does not respect any rules. It’s chaotic with a traditional sound and I just love it.

I must be one of the few people who appreciate tradition and the white voice. I feel peace and joy at the same time when I hear it.

notyourtoy
notyourtoy
3 months ago

I personally don’t like any of these, but I feel Shum is much better

Ashton Schier
Ashton Schier
3 months ago

both are amazing

Richard
Richard
3 months ago

Definitely Shum, it’s an inspired three minutes of glorious madness

Damian Becker
Damian Becker
3 months ago

The rave moment from “Shum” won it for me so yes, “Shum” all the way!

Kosey
Kosey
3 months ago

I am definitely Team Shum. Whilst I enjoyed Solovey and it made my top 10, Shum is my number one in the whole contest. Shum feels more authentic to Go_A’s back catalogue, it is a harder, edgier sound which I greatly enjoy. It also has the “moment” – the build and explosion of the final minute. It is a song of contrasts – the winter and the spring, the dark and the light, the quiet and the noise. It is excellent.