Picture: Screenshot Svitske Zhittya

For several months, Eurovision fans have been waiting for a potential duet between song contest winners Måneskin and Ukrainian fifth-placers Go_A. However, in an interview with Kateryna Osadcha on her programme Svit’ske Zhittya, Go_A frontwoman Kateryna Pavlenko revealed that the plans are off the table.

With the Roman rock group set to fly to Kyiv in the near future, Kateryna was asked whether fans of both groups could expect to hear the collaboration during Måneskin’s concert in Ukraine. Kate was rather short and answered:

“Let me immediately say that it won’t and just forever close the question.”

Kateryna added that it had to do with several “legal questions” with regards to the management and the label of Måneskin. Although an idea for a song was ready, it’s currently off the cards. The “SHUM” singer added:

“It is true that the European music market works a little differently than in Ukraine. It is not a question of earnings, but in general, a question of collaboration. Maybe it will happen, in the future, when there’s more free time, and we will realise that song. We will see.”

A potential Go_A and Måneskin duet has been rumoured ever since the contest took place in Rotterdam in May. The two avant-garde groups quickly bonded behind the scenes and spoke about their mutual wish to collaborate.

Earlier in the Summer, unfounded rumours spread that Go_A and Måneskin had indeed recorded a song together and were ready to release it. Already then Kateryna said that it had been fake news. At the time the singer also revealed that they had been dealing with certain legal issues.

Are you sad that Go_A and Måneskin will not release a duet until further notice? Would you like to see them sing together? Let us know in the comments down below!

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Milos
Milos
14 days ago

Love o_ so much. Maneskin has become too fake and cringe after their Eurovision win

There is a light guiding my way
There is a light guiding my way
21 days ago

There were also another unfortunate news in this interview, for the girls who have a crush on Kateryna: she was asked whether they have any chance with her and she answered she “just loves guys too much so no chance” : (

Alex
Alex
24 days ago

i don’t get the legal reasons but i bet it’s because Maneskin don’t have free time and their label pushes them to focus on the English-speaking markets and the West which is understandable. I hope Kateryna makes an appearence on their show in Kyiv.,

Anita
Anita
24 days ago

What would you think about a projekt with Kate and Lea Sirk singing togehter? I love both women very much.
Here is a new Hvala Ne version 😉
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WrB0jgCmn-o

Carmen
Carmen
25 days ago

One thing that was really appealing about Måneskin was their irreverance, and I don’t mean just the looks, but sonically and lyrically as well. It looks as if the new direction their management is taking them on (judging by MAMMAMIA and their US debut) is all about putting a price tag in their irreverance, confining it to the superficial aspects while devoiding it of its rich musical content. I am not saying that a collab with Go_A would necessarily be a good idea (I actually have a hard time figuring out how that could work well but who knows), but… Read more »

Una
Una
25 days ago

Kate looks ravishing!! Translations from quotes in Ukrainian or Russian are a bit hard to comprehend. Will they or won’t they?

Vsl
Vsl
25 days ago
Reply to  Una

for now: they won’t

Una
Una
25 days ago
Reply to  Vsl

ok, thanks.

Apollo
Apollo
25 days ago

I genuinely think if Maneskin didn’t win Eurovision or go viral online, this collaboration would still happen. They’re probably locked in a contract with their new record label and forced to release the same type of music for the next few years – which is upsetting!

Whisker
Whisker
25 days ago

Too much sun in Ukraine apparently.

Meckie
Meckie
25 days ago

Go_A used Maneskin and their victory for publicity. There was never a collaboration between both bands planned, still Go_A kept on teasing it online and via their fan clubs & fans. Typical behavior for people to focus on the winners and crawl into them. Why would International superstars sing with a Ukrainian band nobody remembers any more, when they sang with Iggy pop?

Ellie
Ellie
25 days ago
Reply to  Meckie

Because they genuinely enjoy each other’s music?

The overlooked problem was always that people beg for artists to collaborate who sonically wouldn’t make sense. Maybe you can jam out on stage together, but getting two bands on the same track is tough in general. That they’ve got distinctly different sounds makes it even harder. Seems like fans wanted it more than the artists ever did.

Eugenie
Eugenie
25 days ago
Reply to  Ellie

I don’t think differences in genres should be a barrier when it comes down to collabs. Genres blend. It’s natural.

Ellie
Ellie
25 days ago
Reply to  Eugenie

It’s not always a barrier, but it absolutely can be: it’s one thing to blend genres, it’s another to do it successfully. I Don’t Feel Hate, for example, tried to force two sounds that did not work for me, although I know some others feel differently. That said, I’m not a fan of collaborating for collaboration’s sake. Most of the time they feel like acts trying to make money than make art (see the million remixes that appear whenever a song needs a boost in the charts). Maybe in the future these two will try again, but for the moment… Read more »

Eugenie
Eugenie
24 days ago
Reply to  Ellie

The thing is stuff that you’re pointing out has nothing to do with the genres themselves. It’s all about being greedy or being talentless. Which leads to bad music most of the time, without any genre blending. But,personally, I’m glad the collab we’re talking about didn’t happened,cuz’ collabs to please fans suck.

Jonas
Jonas
25 days ago
Reply to  Meckie

Oh, Meckie. Talent recognizes talent.

Roodi
Roodi
25 days ago
Reply to  Meckie

Iggy Pop who is he?