UKRAINE – “I Believe in U” is a song written and performed by Ukrainian singer Jamala. The song was presented on 12 May 2017 in Kiev in Palace of Sports at the concert of the singer. It was released as a digital download on 14 May 2017 by Enjoy! Records. On 13 May 2017, Jamala performed the song during the voting interval of the final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2017, which took place at the International Exhibition Centre in Kiev, Ukraine. The performance was disrupted by a man draped in an Australian flag who invaded the stage and briefly mooned the audience before being removed by security. It was later reported that the identity of the man was in fact Ukrainian prankster Vitalii Sediuk. The shooting of the clip of the singer Jamala’s song “I Believe in U” took place coincidently in April in Portugal. Directed by Igor Stekolenko, who directed over a hundred music videos for Ukrainian and foreign artists, including Okean Elzy and Brutto. The video shoot lasted three days and took place in Portuguese capital, Lisbon. The premiere of the video will take place in mid-may.
Video Information: The premiere of Jamala’s new video I Believe in U. It is directed by Ihor Stekolenko, who has shot over a hundred videos for Ukrainian and foreign performers. The video shooting lasted for three days in Sintra and Ericeira, the suburbs of Lisbon, and Alentejo area, Portugal. The video featurs Fabio Taborda and Vanessa Taborda (a married couple, starring as the main character’s mother and father), as well as Rodrigo Duarte (the hero as a child) and Bruno Lagrange (the hero as a teenager), known for his starring in the famous Portuguese TV-series The Queen of Flowers. The role of the main character as an adult has been performed by Gonçalo Vilardebó.