Ukraine's Eurovision commentator will broadcast from Kyiv bomb shelter
Sitting in a Turin hotel room wearing his trademark pink bucket hat – a hat that I suspect is about to become a lot more famous – Oleh Psiuk knows what it would mean for Ukraine to win the Eurovision Song Contest this Saturday. Psiuk fronts this year’s Ukrainian entry, the hip hop-meets-folk group Kalush Orchestra. They’re already the bookies’ firm favourites to take the prize in Italy, and the 27-year-old is well aware of just how symbolic a victory would be back home.
“It would mean that every Ukrainian would have won. Because Ukraine has to win – in all senses,” he says via a translator. Eurovision has always been popular in Ukraine: they won in 2004 and 2016, meaning that – as per Eurovision convention – the finals …
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