May 18, 2022

For All Ukrainians


For All Ukrainians

Now more than ever, every victory is important for Ukraine. This will further raise the morale of the Ukrainians, which is so needed now. We won not for ourselves, but for all Ukrainians."

–  Oleg Psyuk, member of Kalush Orchestra.

Ukrainian folk-rap group Kalush Orchestra won Eurovision 2022 by a landslide, receiving 439 out of a possible 468 votes. Spain and Britain came in second and third place, respectively.

The group only started rehearsing for the contest in April, when they decided they wanted to be the voice of their nation in the international song contest. The victory was not only a chance to bring attention to Ukrainian culture, Psyuk said, but also a way to reveal the strength of the Ukrainian spirit.

What comes next? "We will return to Ukraine," Psyuk said, "and we will fight and defend our native land."

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