The band Go_A, the representatives of Ukraine at the Eurovision Song Contest 2021, has been nominated for the national YUNA Music Awards.
In the same week, as Go_A released the final version of their Eurovision 2021 entry, the group has been nominated in the category “Discovery of the Year” at the YUNA Music Awards.
During the awards ceremony, viewers in Ukraine will be able to see Go_A’s performance of their Eurovision entry “SHUM”. The 10th edition of the YUNA Music Awards will take place on 30–31 March 2021.
Who are Go_A?
Go_A is a folktronica group that was formed in Kyiv in 2012. The band is made up of Kateryna Pavlenko (vocalist), Taras Shevchenko (multi-instrumentalist), Ihor Didenchuk (sopiklar), and Ivan Hrihoryak (guitar). They combine Ukrainian singing styles with modern dance beats, African drums, and guitar.
They will perform in the first semi-final on May 18th.
Image Source: UA:PBC/Anastasiia Mantach | Source: UA:PBC
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.