UKRAINE – It was just revealed that the expert jury decided that SHUM will be the Eurovision entry for Go_A in Rotterdam.
Out of three songs, SHUM* (Noise) was chosen by Jamala – Eurovision 2016 winner, Evgeny Filatov – Member of The Maneken, Ruslan Kvinta – Music Producer, Yarloslav Lodigin – Board member of UA:PBC and Dmitry Khorkin – Board member of UA:PBC.
It is the first time since 2004 the public had no say for the Eurovision 2021 entry.
Now the band must edit their newly released song into a three-minute version to comply with the EBU rules.
ABOUT THE BAND
The story of the band started in 2012 when the sound producer Taras Shevchenko met signer Kateryna Pavlenko. Today, Go_A consists of the lead singer Kateryna Pavlenko and musicians Taras Shevchenko, Ihor Didenchuk and Ivan Hryhoriak.
Kateryna leads the ethnic component of the band: she has studied folklore most of her life. Kateryna can sing with the so-called ‘white voice’, an authentic folklore technique, and has a command of a significant vocal range. Taras is a keyboard and percussion player and the sound producer of Go_A. He works in various music styles and knows how to harmonize completely different things, such as Ukrainian sopilka and Brazilian drums, or the bandura, heavy guitar riffs and drum ‘n bass.
Ihor Didenchuk is a folklorist and unique multi-instrumentalist whose rich musical arsenal includes traditional Ukrainian instruments as the sopilka, frilka, floyara, telynka, trembita and drymba. Ihor is also a member of a rap group. The fourth member, Ivan Hryhoriak, has been experimenting with musical styles and sounds, including acoustics (fingerstyle), prog metal (bass guitar), double bass in a folk orchestra, and electric guitar. Ivan also works as a vocal coach in a school.
In 2016, Go_A were the winners of the contest The Best Track In Ukraine. Their song Vesnianka was immediately placed in radio rotation and topped the dance chart for 6 weeks. Consequently, they were nominated for the title of KissFM Discovery of the Year. In 2019, the song entered Top 10 іTunes Dance chart in Slovakia as well.