The Ukrainian group Kalush Orchestra has won the Eurovision 2022 International Song Contest in Turin (Italy).
As the correspondent of the Interfax-Ukraine agency reports, on the night of May 15, the final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2022 was held in Turin, Italy.
The Ukrainian group Kalush Orchestra with the song Stefania, according to the results of the voting of the national juries of the participating countries, took 4th place. The highest score 12 was awarded to Ukraine by the jury in Poland, Moldova, Latvia, Romania and Lithuania, and Ukraine received 10 points from Germany and Iceland.
After the public vote, Ukraine rose to first place and won the competition.
The top five also included: Great Britain, Sweden, Spain and Serbia
In general, artists from 25 countries participated in the competition final: Czech Republic: We Are Domi – “Lights Off”; Romania: WRS – “Llamame”; Portugal: MARO – “Saudade Saudade”; Finland: The Rasmus – “Jezebel”; Switzerland: Marius Bear – “Boys Do Cry”; France: Alvan & Ahez-Fulenne; Norway: Subwoofer – “Give that wolf a banana”; Armenia: Rosa Linn – “Snap”; Italy: Mahmood & Blanco – Brividi; Spain: Chanel-SloMo; Netherlands: S10 – “De Diepte”; Ukraine: Kalouch Orchestra – “Stefania”; Germany: Malik Harris – Rockstars; Lithuania: Monika Liu – “Sentimentai”; Azerbaijan: Nadir Rustamli – “Fade To Black”; Belgium: Jérémie Makiese – “Miss You”; Greece: Amanda Georgiadi Tenfjord – “Die Together”; Iceland: Systur – “Með Hækkandi Sól”; Moldova: Zdob si Zdub & Frații Advahov – “Trenulețul”; Sweden: Cornelia Jakobs – “Hold Me Closer”; Australia: Sheldon Riley – “Not the Same”; UK: Sam Ryder – SPACE MAN; Poland: Ochman – “River”; Serbia: Konstrakta – “In Corpore Sano”; Estonia: STEFAN – “Hope”.
As reported, on February 12, the national final of the selection for Eurovision 2022 took place in Kyiv. According to the results of the competition, it was determined that in 2022 performer Alina Pash will represent Ukraine in the international song contest with the song “Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors”. The second place was taken by the group “Kalush Orchestra”, the third – by singer Wellboy. Roxolana, Barleben, Michael Soul, Cloudless and Our Atlantic also fought for victory in the final.
After a series of conflicting situations and scandals, Pash was disqualified for providing the organizing committee with a false certificate from the State Border Service. In this regard, it was decided that the Kalush Orchestra would represent Ukraine in the competition.
Ukraine debuted in Eurovision in 2003, and already in 2004 Ukrainian singer Ruslana won the competition with the song “Wild Dances” and gave the country the right to host Eurovision in Ukraine. At the Eurovision Song Contest 2005 in kyiv, Ukraine was represented by the group “Grinjoly” with the song “Together we are rich”.
In 2016, after a one-year break, Ukraine was represented in the contest by singer Jamala with the song “1944”, which became the winner and again won the country the right to host Eurovision . In 2017, at the Eurovision Song Contest in Kyiv, Ukraine was represented by the group “O.Torvald” with the song “Time”.
In 2019, Ukraine did not participate in the competition due to public criticism of singer Maruv due to her performance in the Russian Federation. The National Public Broadcasting Company and the winner of the 2019 National Selection refused to sign the contract.
In 2020 Eurovision was not held in the usual competitive format due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
In 2021, at Eurovision, Ukraine was represented by the electro-folk group Go_A, which took fifth place in the final of the contest.
In general, until 2022, Ukraine has taken part in the Eurovision Song Contest 16 times and won it twice. 5 more times Ukraine entered the top 5 finalists: Verka Serdyuchka (2nd place), Ani Lorak (2nd), Zlata Ognevich (3rd), Mika Newton (4th) and Go_A (5th).


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