Ukraine’s Kalush Orchestra triumphed with their song “Stefania” at the 66th Eurovision Song Contest finale on May 14, 2022 in Turin, Italy.
After their win, they told reporter Samya Hafsaoui “We want to say a big thank you to everyone who voted for us… Thank you to everyone for supporting Ukrainian culture and Ukrainian music. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.
The band were not able to travel together or even rehearse before performing the song at the semi-finals on May 10, they shared. They hoped next year, to be standing “on the stage of any city [in the independent] Ukraine.”