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Ukrainian group Kalush Orchestra won the Eurovision 2022 in Italy

Ukrainian group Kalush Orchestra won the Eurovision 2022 in Italian Turin based on audience voting. This is reported RIA News.

The team performed the song Stefania, which is dedicated to the mother of soloist Oleg Psyuk and all Ukrainian mothers. Created in 2019, the group performs music at the intersection of folk and hip-hop. She is was considered the undisputed favorite of the song competition and won by a large margin in terms of the number of points.

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gave the audience to the Ukrainian group Kalush Orchestra

This is Ukraine’s third victory at Eurovision. In 2004, Turkey ranked first came out singer Ruslana with the song Wild Dances, and in 2016 won singer Jamal with the composition “1944”.

In second place in 2022 was the UK with 466 votes. Spain came in third. Representatives of Italy – the duet of Mamuda and Blanco – took sixth place. The competition was held this year under the motto “The Sound of Beauty”.

Under the terms of Eurovision, the next contest must be held in the country that won.

The fact that the Kalush Orchestra will represent Ukraine at Eurovision 2022, became known February 22. The team replaced the performer at the competition Alina Pashon one’s own removed his candidacy earlier in the month.

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Zelensky commented on the victory of Kalush Orchestra

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky on his Telegram channel thanked the members of the Kalush Orchestra for the victory, and the audience who supported the musicians for their votes in the competition.

The head of state said that the Ukrainian authorities would do everything possible so that “once the participants and guests of Eurovision would be hosted by the Ukrainian Mariupol“.

Our courage strikes the world, our music conquers Europe! Next year Ukraine will host Eurovision! For the third time in its history. And I believe – not the last time

Vladimir ZelenskyPresident of Ukraine

Eurovision 2022 kicked off in Turin on May 10. Italy won the right to host the Eurovision Song Contest in 2022 after the victory of the rock band Måneskin with the song Zitti E Buoni in May 2021 in Rotterdam.

On February 25, it became known that Russia suspended from participating in the competition. The organizers explained the decision by saying that “against the backdrop of an unprecedented crisis in Ukraine, the inclusion of this year’s Russian candidates would damage the reputation of the competition.” Reportedthat the Russians will also not be able to vote for any of the participants.

The Kalush Orchestra asked to support Ukraine

Soloist of the Kalush Orchestra Oleg Psyuk ended his performance at Eurovision with a request to support Ukraine. This gesture was regarded as a violation of the rules of the competition, where political statements are prohibited.

The organizer of the competition, the European Broadcasting Union (EBU), in response to a request from the German dpa agency, said that in the context of the situation around Ukraine, the musician’s words are of a humanitarian nature, not political, reports RIA News.

We understand the strong feelings when it comes to Ukraine these days, and consider the statements of the Kalush Orchestra and other artists in support of the Ukrainian people more as a humanitarian gesture than as a political one.

European Broadcasting Union

Formerly Belarusian singer Dmitry Koldunwho took sixth place at Eurovision 2007, declared about the politicization of the competition. The musician noted that it is difficult for him to talk about non-participation in the musical competition of Russia and Belarus in 2022. He believes that “this question is not a musical one at all.” The performer also expressed the hope that one day the competition will “return to its original goal – to unite.”

Music producer Joseph Prigogine proposed create a Russian analogue of Eurovision. He recalled that in 1995 he created the Russian music award “Golden Gramophone”.

Prigogine also toldthat has long lost interest in the international variety competition, as politics began to interfere in it.

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Facebook and Instagram banned access to the song of the winners of Eurovision for Russians

Social networks Facebook and Instagram (the social network is banned in the Russian Federation; belongs to the Meta corporation, which is recognized as extremist in Russia and banned) banned access to the song of the Kalush Orchestra Stefania for users from Russia, reports TASS.

When you try to find a track, the search engine reports that no results were found. It also cannot be listened to in the stories of other users not from Russia.

Former TV viewers criticized jury of the international song contest “Eurovision-2022”, which takes place in Turin, Italy. In the opinion of the listeners, the results of the semi-finals of the competition were rigged. The public demanded a recount of the votes cast for the representatives of Latvia and Albania, the Mirror reported. The organizers were also accused of corruption.

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