What happened in the second rehearsal?
Rehearsing right now inside the Ahoy Arena is GO_A, performing “Shum” for Ukraine Here is what has changed since the first rehearsal, and what the team thinks of the changes.
Most notably, lead singer Kateryna Pavlenko was absent from this rehearsal. After feeling unwell this morning, she has taken a PCR Covid test and is waiting on the results for this. All other members of the band have also taken Covid tests, which have been negative. As a result, Ukraine’s rehearsal used a stand-in performer in her place.
With this in mind, the rehearsal was once again very similar to what we have already seen from Ukraine so far! The cyberpunk rave aesthetic is still there throughout, there’s still the moments of darkness at the drops, the dancers with the circular lights have stayed. In the build up to the final chorus, every member of the band gets their moment in front of a slightly-wonky camera. The lights are a little more white in the second verse rather than blue, but other than that, the changes are unnoticable. It’s energetic, it’s haunting, it’s certainly unlike anything else we’ve got on stage this year. Ukraine shot up the odds following their first rehearsal, and their second run proves that this was not a fluke in any way.
In case you missed it…
If you didn’t catch what Go_A’s original staging looked like, check out our article on what initially happened in the first rehearsal here:
If you didn’t see the first rehearsal clip of Ukraine’s performance, check it out here!
News Credit: EBU / That Eurovision Site
Photo Credit: EBU / Thomas Hanses