UA:PBC has announced a five member jury will determine the song that Go_A will perform at Eurovision 2021.
The Ukrainian public broadcaster has revealed that Go_A will be presenting at least two songs to a jury to determine their song for Eurovision 2021. The group had previously stated that they had chosen their song for the contest in May.
The jury is formed of:
- Jamala – Eurovision 2016 winner
- Evgeny Filatov – Member of The Maneken
- Ruslan Kvinta – Music Producer
- Yarloslav Lodigin – Board member of UA:PBC
- Dmitry Khorkin – Board member of UA:PBC
The jury will award points to each of the songs in the selection with the winner being the song with the highest total. The results of the selection will be announced by March 10. This is the first time since 2004 that the public has had no say in Ukraine’s Eurovision entry.
Go_A will perform for Ukraine in first semi-final of Eurovision 2021 on May 18.
Source: UA:PBC | Image Source: UA:PBC/Anastasiia Mantach
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.