Wave of love from across Europe carries Ukraine to Eurovision VICTORY

Wave of love from across Europe carries Ukraine to Eurovision VICTORY

Wow. This year’s Eurovision Song Contest played out in a dramatic and ultimately really heartening way. As the bookies had predicted, Ukraine won by a comfortable margin with ‘Stefania’, an infectious folk-rap hybrid performed with a defiant sense of national pride by Kalush Orchestra. It was a worthy winner, but also an incredibly stirring one. The grand final began with a pointed group performance of John Lennon‘s ‘Give Peace A Chance’ and ended with a Ukrainian act emerging triumphant in front of an enormous global audience. The message from the 40 nations that compete and vote in Eurovision was impossible to miss: we see you, and we have your back. For the UK, this year’s contest was all about the redemption arc. Before Sam Ryder gave us a comeback for …
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