Ukraine won the festival Eurovision 2022 with 631 points after group Kalush Orchestra sang the song this saturday ‘Stefania’ in TurinWhile being ahead of England with 466 points; and Spain with 459 points.
The song, which is a tribute to the mother of the band leader, A tribute to the resistance of the Ukrainian people Against the Russian occupation of his country.
With this victory, Ukraine not only achieved a musical victory, but also an important moral and media triumphfor his support, jury vote and also popular vote support.
He received 12 points from Ukraine, Poland, Moldova, Latvia, Romania and Lithuania, the maximum that each country’s judges can give. The Ukrainian national jury awarded 12 points to England..
After they finished their show, the group made a call to help rescue the soldiers currently under siege at the Azovstal steelworks in Mariupol. “Please help Ukraine, Mariupol! Help Azovstal! Right now!”Expressed one of the components of the Kalush Orchestra.
“I am very grateful. This victory is really, really important for Ukraine this year. We did our best every day and worked hard to achieve this victory. It is impossible to describe how happy we are that we achieved this. The leader of the group, Oleg Psyuk, told the media after his victory, thank you Ukraine!
The President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky thanked and assured the Kalush Orchestra group for its victory at Eurovision. Ukraine will do everything possible to host the festival “for a day” in the city of Mariupol.
“Our courage affects the world, our music conquers Europe! Next year Ukraine will host Eurovision for the third time in its history! (…) We will do everything we can to host Eurovision participants and their guests in Mariupol one day,” he said.
Conflict played an important role at this year’s event, as almost all participating countries voiced their views. Solidarity with Ukraine, which carries flags and sends messages in favor of peacedespite rules that officially prohibit political expression.
It started with the gala a ‘mixed’ Laura Pausino sing in five languages followed by the traditional flag parade. 25 performances, starting with the Czech Republic and ending with Estonia, passed through the stage of Turin.