“I’m very nervous because it’s the first time my performance will include 3D effects, my new costume and my new haircut. I’m concerned about what it’s going to look like”, Ukrainian singer of Crimean Tatar origin posted.
Jamala’s performance includes visual and stage effects; it starts in dark colors and finishes with an image of the tree that seems to be growing from her posture. According to stage directors, the tree symbolizes rebirth and memory.
Reporters have already highly evaluated the Ukrainian’s performance, describing it as emotional and touching; some called it “true horripilation”.
Jamala arrived to Stockholm on May 4 to participate in Eurovision’s second round of the semifinals. She will perform 15th. According to the singer, her song 1944 is supposed to turn the international community’s attention to the issue of illegal occupation of Crimea.