Ukraine won the Eurovision Song Contest 2022 with 631 points after the Kalush Orchestra group performed the song ‘Stefania’ in Turin this Saturday, ahead of the United Kingdom, with 466 points; and Spain with 459 points.
The song, which is a tribute to the mother of the band leader, became a tribute to the resistance of the Ukrainian people in the conflict with Russia.
With this victory, Ukraine received the support of the jury vote and also the support of the popular vote.
After finishing their performance, the group called to help save the soldiers who are currently besieged at the Azovstal steel plant in Mariupol. “Please help Ukraine, Mariupol! Help Azovstal! Right now!”.
The conflict has played a major role in this year’s event, as practically all the participating countries have expressed their solidarity with Ukraine by carrying flags and sending messages in favor of peace, despite the rules that officially prohibit political statements.
The gala has started with a medley by Laura Pausini singing in five languages followed by the traditional parade of flags. 25 performances, starting with the Czech Republic and ending with Estonia, have passed through the Turin stage.