Solovey (Go_A song)

"Solovey" (Ukrainian: Соловей, transl.Nightingale) is a song by Ukrainian electro-folk band Go_A. It was scheduled to represent Ukraine in the Eurovision Song Contest 2020 in Rotterdam.[1] This would have been the first time that a song sung entirely in Ukrainian represented the country at Eurovision.[2]

"Solovey"
Go A - Solovey.jpeg
Single by Go_A
Released4 February 2020
GenreFolktronica
Length2:55
Songwriter(s)
  • Taras Shevchenko
  • Kateryna Pavlenko
Go_A singles chronology
"Rano-raneńko"
(2019)
"Solovey"
(2020)
"SHUM"
(2021)
Eurovision Song Contest 2020 entry
Country
Artist(s)
Language
Composer(s)
  • Taras Shevchenko
  • Kateryna Pavlenko
Lyricist(s)
Kateryna Pavlenko
Finals performance
Semi-final result
Contest cancelled
Entry chronology
◄ "Siren Song" (2019)   
"SHUM" (2021) ►

Eurovision Song ContestEdit

The song was selected to represent Ukraine in the Eurovision Song Contest 2020, after Go_A was chosen through Vidbir, the music competition that selects Ukraine's entries for the Eurovision Song Contest. On 28 January 2020, a special allocation draw was held which placed each country into one of the two semi-finals, as well as which half of the show they would perform in. Ukraine was placed into the first semi-final, to be held on 12 May 2020, and was scheduled to perform in the second half of the show.

It was announced on March 18 2020 that, due to the 2020 pandemic of Coronavirus, the Eurovision Song Contest for 2020 would not go ahead.[3] Tentatively, the national broadcasters have stated that no further national selection will take place in Ukraine next year and Go_A will be allowed to return as the Ukrainian entry for Eurovision 2021.[4][5] According to the rules of the competition, Go_A will have to create a new song for the 2021 competition.[6]

ChartsEdit

Chart (2020) Peak
position
Ukraine Airplay (Tophit)[7] 16
Ukraine Airplay (FDR Top 40)[8] 20

Release historyEdit

Region Date Format Label Ref.
Various 5 February 2020 Digital download, streaming Self-released [9]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "WATCH LIVE: 🇺🇦 Vidbir and 🇸🇮 EMA finals PLUS 🇸🇪 Melodifestivalen heat 4 and 🇵🇹 Festival da Canção semi 1". 22 February 2020. Retrieved 22 February 2020.
  2. ^ "Ukraine's Eurovision 2020 entry to be performed fully in Ukrainian, first time ever (Video)". www.unian.info. Retrieved 2020-03-22.
  3. ^ Marshall, Alex (2020-03-18). "Eurovision Song Contest Is Canceled Over Coronavirus Concerns". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2020-03-21.
  4. ^ "Go-A to represent Ukraine at Eurovision 2021". www.unian.info. Retrieved 2020-03-21.
  5. ^ "Go_A є переможцями національного відбору-2020 і залишаться ними 2021 року – Євробачення 2020". eurovision.ua (in Ukrainian). Retrieved 2020-03-21.
  6. ^ "Intention to honour Eurovision 2020 songs and artists". European Broadcasting Union. 20 March 2020. Retrieved 20 March 2020.
  7. ^ "Ukraine Airplay Chart for 2020-03-20." Tophit. Retrieved 27 March 2020.
  8. ^ "Ukraine Airplay Chart for 2020-03-24" (in Ukrainian). FDR Media Service. 25 March 2020. Archived from the original on 25 March 2020. Retrieved 25 March 2020.
  9. ^ "Solovey by Go-A". Amazon Music. Retrieved 23 February 2020.