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!