Rotterdam 2021πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡¦ Ukraine

πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡¦ GO_A’s Kateryna Pavlenko tests negative for COVID-19

She has been given the green light to perform!

Yesterday’s the lead singer of GO_A, Kateryna Pavlenko, missed the second rehearsal of “Shum” in Rotterdam due to COVID protocol. The EBU released a statement, where they say she is feeling unwell and will undergo a PCR test in accordance with the health and safety protocol. Thankfully, she has tested negative and has been given the go-ahead to perform.

Following over 24 hours of waiting, the result of Kateryna’s PCR test was confirmed via the official Eurovision live blog:

We are pleased to report that the COVID-19 test has come back negative.

Kateryna is feeling better and looking forward to performing on the Eurovision stage next week.
We are delighted to welcome her back!

Statement from EBU via

Health and safety measures

Yesterday, the EBU released a statement in which they explain Kateryna’s situation. In the statement, they explain that the singer is feeling a little unwell since this morning. The health and safety protocol in place for Eurovision states that an act would then need to undergo a PCR test to test for Covid-19.

The full statement read as follows:

The lead singer of Ukraine’s band Go_A, Kateryna Pavlenko, reported feeling a little unwell this morning. In accordance with the health and safety protocol she has undergone a PCR test for COVID-19 and, as a precautionary measure, Kateryna will miss this afternoon’s rehearsal and press conference.

We wish her good health and will share more information when we have the results of the test.

The other members of Go_A have all tested negative for COVID-19 and will perform with a stand-in singer. They will also attend Ukraine’s press conference later as scheduled.


You can watch our interview with Kateryna and Taras from GO_A below:

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