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Ukraine: Go_A to Eurovision 2020 with "Solovey"

Vidbir 2020 was completed tonight and the winner who will represent Ukraine in Rotterdam is the group "Go_A"

The Final of the Ukrainian selection, Vidbir 2020 (Yevrobachennia. Natsionalnyi Vidbir / Євробачення. Національний відбір) was held tonight live at "The Palace of Culture" in Kyiv. Six artists who had qualified from the 2 semi-finals competed and the results were decided by 50/50 combination of public televoting and an expert jury.

The act who won the ticket to Eurovision 2020 is the band Go_A with the song Solovey.

Go_A - "Solovey"

Go_A's song Solovey is written by Taras Shevchenko and Kateryna Pavlenko.

Vidbir 2020 – Final

22 February 2020

  1. Go_A – "Solovey" (12 points)
  2. Khayat – "Call for Love" (9 points)
  3. Krutь – "99" (9 points)
  4. Tvorchi – "Bonfire" (5 points)
  5. David Axelrod – "Horizon" (5 points)
  6. Jerry Heil – "Vegan" (2 points)

Go_A

Go_A (Gou-Ai) is a band from Kyiv, that combines modern dance beats with ethnic vocals.

During the short period of its existence, the band managed to visit many festivals and fall in love with listeners in different parts of Ukraine.

The name of the band is made up by the English word "Go", and the ancient Greek letter "Alpha" (Α), which represents the root and origin of everything in the world, as well as home. So "Go_A" can be understood as "going back to the beginning".

The idea of the band came in 2011, and since then, several changes have taken place in the band. Now the band consists of:

  • Kateryna Pavlenko (Катерина Павленко) – vocals, percussion lyrics
  • Taras Shevchenko (Тарас Шевченко) – keyboards, guitar, samplers and percussion
  • Ihor Didenchuk (Ігор Діденчук) – percussion, backing vocals
  • Ivan Hryhoriak (Іван Григоряк) – Guitar

The band has performed on the stages of many festivals, including Kyiv Open Air, Country of Dreams, Trypillya Kolo, Gogolfest and many others.

Vidbir 2020

Vidbir 2020 had three shows hosted by Serhii Prytula:

  • 8 February 2020: Semi-final 1
  • 15 February 2020: Semi-final 2
  • 22 February 2020: Final

The jury has suffered a few changes for this year's edition. In the place of Eugene Filatov and Jamala, we have Ukraine's 2006 representative, Tina Karol, and Vitalii Drozdov:

  • Andriy Danylko (Verka Serduchka) – comedian, drag artist and singer, Ukraine 2007 (2nd)
  • Tina Karol – singer, actress and TV presenter, Ukraine 2006 (7th)
  • Vitalii Drozdov – Director-general of Hit FM radio.

Ukraine in Eurovision Song Contest

Ukraine 2016: Jamala - "1944"

Ukraine is one of the most successful countries in Eurovision Song Contest.

Ukraine 2016: Jamala - "1944"

Out of 15 participations Ukraine has:




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