In Turin, Italy, on the night of May 15, the Eurovision Song Contest ended. The winner, as bookmakers predicted, was Ukraine (before the first semi-final the probability of winning musicians from this country was estimated at 49%).
Professional juries from different countries combined put the UK, Sweden and Spain on the first lines. Ukraine followed them. However, after taking into account the votes of viewers, the picture, traditionally, changed dramatically – the Ukrainian team received the largest amount of votes from viewers for the course of the entire voting – 439 points.
In the end, the musicians of this country scored 631 points – this is the second highest result in the history of Eurovision after the victory of the Portuguese artist Salvador Sobral in 2017.
Ukraine was represented by the Kalush Orchestra with the song Stephania. At the end of their performance in the final, the artists called on the audience to help their country “right now” – despite the fact that politics is prohibited at Eurovision.
Among the participants of the final concert were, traditionally, the winners of the previous competition – the Italian group Måneskin, which presented, among other things, a fragment of a new song, as well as the first Eurovision winner from Italy, who performed in 1964, Gigliola Cinquetti.