The festival gave the Kalush Orchestra as winners a very important victory for the country at war
A week after the Eurovision Song Contest, the songs continue to resonate and the festival continues to give people something to talk about. This time, the news has nothing to do with Chanel’s historic third place for Spain, but comes from Ukrainian winners Kalush Orchestra, who took victory for their country, at war since February 24. The conflict transcended the musical and the contest chose to launch a statement of support for Ukraine, so now its representatives want to continue to help their country.
For this, they hope that the trophy they received as the winner will be a good support. The band’s lead singer, Oleh Psiuk, explained that they have decided to auction the trophy with which they hope to collect a large amount that will go to the Ukrainian army: “The festival is very important, especially this year, but life of people it is much more».
In this way, they hope that the crystal microphone will become a means of financing their country’s struggle against the Russian invasion: «There are people who are willing to donate. This can be a push that motivates them to do so. Maybe someone will love to have the statue of the winner of Eurovision 2022 in their home,” says the singer. Following the announcement, the band has not yet given any details on the auction date, but they have confirmed that they will inquire via their official Instagram account.
The Ukrainians took first place and a whopping 631 points with the song ‘Stefania’, which has already become an anthem in Ukraine and a symbol of resistance against Russia. The band themselves contributed to this with the recording of the video clip in war-torn areas. Despite being a theme dedicated to mothers, it ultimately also became a tribute to the motherland. “When the war broke out, the song took on many new meanings. Although there is no mention of war in the song, many people started to associate the song with Mother Ukraine,” Psiuk said.
Source: La Verdad
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