In the middle of the Russian invasion, the Ukrainian band Kalush Orchestra and its song “Stefania” have achieved this Saturday an important victory not only musical, but also moral and mediaby taking the glass microphone of Eurovision 2022 singing to the mother country.
At a gala held at the Olympic Palace in Turin (Italy), his candidacy has prevailed over those of the United Kingdom, second, and Spain, third, which has achieved with Chanel and the theme “SloMo” its best position since 1984.
Right after his performance, Kalush Orchestra has called for “aid” for their country, for the city of Mariupol and for the soldiers barricaded in the Azovstal steelworksa message that due to its political nature is prohibited in principle in the festival’s rules, although the organization has not yet ruled on its consequences.
It’s about the third time Ukraine has won Eurovision since its debut in 2003. Only a year later he won the victory for the first time thanks to Ruslana and “Wild dances” and again in 2016 with Jamala and “1944”, which violated the Russian government by recovering the historical episode of the deportation of Tatar minorities. from Crimea.
The reality in Ukraine eclipses the musical fantasy of Eurovision, the quintessential camp contest