Go_A have confirmed their participation in Eurovision 2020 today with the signing of a contract with UA:PBC for Rotterdam.
Go_A are now officially the Ukrainian representatives at Eurovision 2020, having today signed a contract with the Ukrainian public broadcast regarding participation in the contest. Go_A stated at a press conference today that they agreed with the terms of the contract and that UA:PBC will be supporting the group on their journey to Eurovision. The delegation will be formed of Go_A and 12 additional persons.
The lead singer of Go_A Kateryna Kavlenko confirmed to the press that there will not be any changes to “Solovey” following its victory in Vidbir. The song will remain in Ukrainian for Eurovision and that the lyrics will not be changed.
Kateryna explained that the song is based upon a folk song that she had discovered through her work. Kateryna is a folklorist at a University and used the story as the basis for the song.
Go_A will represent Ukraine at the Eurovision Song Contest 2020, the group won Vidbir by topping both the public and jury voting.
Ukraine first participated in the Eurovision Song Contest in 2003, when Oleksandr Ponomariov performed “Hasta la vista”. The following year Ruslana brought the country their first win with the song “Wild Dances”. It was a feat that would be replicated in 2016 by Jamala with her song “1944”; her emotionally charged song scored a record 534 points to take victory in Stockholm. In 2017 O.Torvald represented the country on home soil with the song “Time”. The group finished in 24th place, Ukraine’s worst result at the contest to date.