I don’t think I have to introduce to anyone Susana Alimivna Jamaladinova who won the Eurovision Song Contest in 2016 with her song ‘1944’.
Yes, Susana’s stage name is Jamala. She graduated from Tchaikovsky National Music Academy of Ukraine as an opera singer.
On 16th July 2022 during the Mister Supranational pageant we could hear her song ‘1944’, which is thought by some Eurovision fans to be one of the most emotional Eurovision songs ever. What’s your opinion? Do you agree?
After that sensual instrumental introduction Jamala started with her strong moving voice that cannot leave the audience indifferent.
The lyrics are connected with the deportation of the Crimean Tatars by the Soviet Union, but back in 2016 the song was understood by many as the one containing negative connotations with the Russian annexation of Crimea. These days the song seems to be a kind of cry for freedom and evokes even more emotions in today’s war context.
So many emotions.
Although staging is different from the one in the Eurovision Song Contest still we can see some fiery colurs.
I’m still thinking about this live performance.
What do you think? Was it 100% live as for singing? Or maybe this was partially natural playback, live playback, half playback or maybe special playback? Let me know in the comments below.
And of course let us know what you think of this performance.