Ukraine wins Eurovision Track Contest after efficiency by Kalush Orchestra


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Ukraine has gained the Eurovision Track Contest in an enormous present of assist from the remainder of the continent following Russia’s invasion of the nation.

Performing their folk-rap tune Stefania, Kalush Orchestra stormed up the chief board, beating off sturdy competitors from the UK and Italy.

The group have been out on the streets preventing off Russian aggressors simply weeks earlier than taking to the stage in Turin – as an alternative of rehearsing for the most important efficiency of their lives.

The UK’s Sam Ryder took second place – the primary time the UK has positioned within the prime three on the Eurovision Track Contest in 20 years.

13 May 2022, Italy, Turin: Sam Ryder from Great Britain with the title "Space Man" with the title "Trenuletul" at the first dress rehearsal for the final of the Eurovision Song Contest (ESC) 2022. The international music competition will be held for the 66th time. On 14.05.2022, the winning title will be chosen in the final from a total of 40 music entries. Photo by: Jens B'ttner/picture-alliance/dpa/AP Images
Sam Ryder sang House Man

The singer was prime after the nationwide jury vote with 283 factors, however there was an enormous surge of assist for Ukraine within the public vote.

The UK had been ready 1 / 4 of a century for a Eurovision win and the announcement of the winner was a nailbiter because it got here right down to the ultimate vote.

Ukrainian President Volodymry Zelenskyy hailed Ukraine’s victory, telling the world in his nightly handle: “Our braveness impresses the world, our music conquers Europe!

“I’m positive that our victorious chord within the battle with the enemy isn’t far off.

“Glory to Ukraine!”

Ukraine had been extensively tipped to take the title and on the night time there had been an enormous cross-European swell of assist for the war-torn nation. Nearly all entrants sported Ukrainian flags in addition to their very own on the night time.

After their efficiency they made an impassioned plea to free folks nonetheless trapped within the besieged Mariupol metal mill.

Russia was excluded this yr in response to its invasion of Ukraine.

A whole lot of thousands and thousands throughout Europe tuned in for one of many world’s most-watched TV occasions, with a tune about Meghan Markle and a observe known as Give That Wolf A Banana among the many 25 finalists.

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