Ukraine has gained the 2022 Eurovision Tune Contest, with Kalush Orchestra’s shifting conflict anthem ‘Stefania’ raking within the fan votes.
The war-torn European nation was topped winner after viewers voting dramatically modified the rankings on the eleventh hour, leaving UK’s Sam Ryder in second place.
‘Stefania’ has been recognised as an anthem of resilience and braveness within the face of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
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“Thanks a lot, thanks for supporting Ukraine,” rapper Oleh Psiuk mentioned after the win.
“This victory is for all Ukrainians,” he added.
Emotional followers took to social media to precise their pleasure at Ukraine’s last-minute win.
“I am not gonna lie, I really really feel fairly emotional about Ukraine profitable #Eurovision,” one fan wrote.
“The actual fact is that they turned up, carried out an incredible celebration of their heritage, & broadcast it with commentary executed by a man hiding in a bomb shelter. No disgrace within the UK coming 2nd to that.”
Australia’s contender Sheldon Riley, who discovered fame on The Voice, completed fifteenth after the ultimate votes had been counted.
A complete of 25 international locations battled it out within the remaining, which happened in Turin, Italy.
Germany got here in final, adopted intently behind by France and Iceland.
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