Ukraine’s Kalush Orchestra was greeted enthusiastically at the border with Poland on Monday. Singer Oleh Psiuk received a bouquet of yellow and blue flowers – the colors of the Ukrainian flag. After reuniting with his girlfriend, he and his band played an improvised version of StefaniaThe winning song in the Eurovision Song Contest.
“Eurovision is important, especially this year. But the lives of a lot of people – that’s even more important,” said Psiuk at the border. The band wants to sell the Eurovision Cup to raise funds for Ukraine’s fight against Russia. Psiuk hopes to raise hundreds of thousands of dollars.
“There are people who are really willing to donate. That’s just to motivate them a little bit more – they can have this trophy. Someone might think it would be great to have a statue of the Eurovision 2022 winner at home,” he said. he is.
The bookmakers have apparently already flagged the Kalush Orchestra as the winner of the annual song contest, thanks in part to widespread sympathy for Ukraine after Russia’s invasion in February.
Stefania – Ukrainian Song’s Tribute to Pesiuk’s Mother, which fuses rap with traditional folk music – took fourth place after a national jury vote, but broke into first place thanks to a record score in the second stage of viewer voting.
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