Go_A have started their search for songs to represent Ukraine with at the Eurovision Song Contest 2021.
Ukraine’s representatives for Eurovision 2021, Go_A have started to work on songs to compete in next years Ukrainian selection process. Speaking to Ukrainian media the group revealed that they have already participated in a songwriting camp to work on potential songs.
The camp which took place in early July was organised by Unified Songs and saw the group work on a number of English language songs. Among the songwriters featured were Maciej Mikolaj Trybulec (Composer of “Friend of a Friend”) and Ashley Hicklin (Composer of “Me and My Guitar”. Furthermore Tiësto who wrote “Répondez-moi” for Switzerland also attended the songwriting camp.
Taras Shevchenko explained:
We worked from morning till night with Polish producer Mikolaj Trybulec and British songwriters Ashley Hicklin and Ryan Laurie. And every day, you guessed it, we did one song every day. Well, of course, it’s not that there are fully processed and ready tracks for playing, but we wrote the main melody, the lyrics, the structure, we worked very productively and met wonderful and cool people, I think the experience of working with other musicians is always interesting, and here we wrote with world-class professionals. Maybe one of the few songs that we will present to participate in Eurovision 2021 was created during these days
Neither UA:PBC or STB have announced any details regarding the Ukrainian selection process for the Eurovision Song Contest. UA:PBC has to date confirmed that Go_A will be the Ukrainian representatives in 2021, having won the nations 2020 selection process.
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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.