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Ukraine set to win Eurovision as Kalush Orchestra calls on Mariupol on stage

Voting is open for the Eurovision Song Contest, with Ukraine expected to win. They appeared twelfth in the show’s running order and singer Oleh Psiuk shouted, “Please help Ukraine, Mariupol. Help Azovstal right now” from the front of the stage after the band’s concert.

In a video address released ahead of the event, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said he believed the Kalush Orchestra would win. “Europe, vote for Kalush Orchestra. Let’s support our compatriots! Support Ukraine! he said.

Their song, which mixes rap with elements of Ukrainian folk music, was originally written in honor of the group’s mothers. The band later dedicated it to all of Ukraine’s matriarchs, as lines such as “I’ll always find my way back, even if all the roads are destroyed” found new resonance. The six men who make up the group had to receive special permits to leave Ukraine and go to Italy during the war.

Måneskin doing a George Michael during the closing ceremony of the 2012 Olympics here. “Yeah, of course we will. We’ll be playing the new single that no one has heard, right? ” “Oh okay”

It’s not strictly that’s right, Måneskin is doing the live premiere of Supermodel here, but it actually came out yesterday, so maybe twelve of you heard it?

Tell me in the comments who you’re voting for. I, the Netherlands and Sweden must remain strictly impartial.

Ukraine set to win Eurovision as Kalush Orchestra calls on Mariupol on stage

Voting is open for the Eurovision Song Contest, with Ukraine expected to win. They appeared twelfth in the show’s running order and singer Oleh Psiuk shouted, “Please help Ukraine, Mariupol. Help Azovstal right now” from the front of the stage after the band’s concert.

In a video address released ahead of the event, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said he believed the Kalush Orchestra would win. “Europe, vote for Kalush Orchestra. Let’s support our compatriots! Support Ukraine! he said.

Their song, which mixes rap with elements of Ukrainian folk music, was originally written in honor of the group’s mothers. The band later dedicated it to all of Ukraine’s matriarchs, as lines such as “I’ll always find my way back, even if all the roads are destroyed” found new resonance. The six men who make up the group had to receive special permits to leave Ukraine and go to Italy during the war.

Bingo point to jump off the stage over there! Also maybe I was a bit harsh on this, it’s a pretty unique ending for the main show I guess?

25. Estonia: Stefan – Hope

The coin toss did us a bit of a disservice here because our last song of the night is a bit boring if you ask me. Stefan has a bit of a cowboy-Elvis thing, and is such a big fan of old spaghetti westerns that they filmed the promotional video for it at the same location where they filmed A Fistful of Dollars back in the day, which no disguise that this song has very little to praise her.

Estonia at Eurovision Photography: Luca Bruno/AP

I really enjoyed tonight though. Some good songs that will be part of my permanent Eurovision playlist.

I’m going to come out here on a body-themed member and say I think this will be in the top five by the end of the night. It’s a strong tune, a memorable presentation, and it will benefit from being fresh in spirit when the voting begins. It is a true work of art.

Have a Eurovision Bingo point for obsessive hand washing. A little later, she pleads: “God grant us health, since there is no medical insurance for me”, which was interpreted as a direct spade at the health of Serbia. But there’s another bit of the song where she’s just talking about taking her dog for a nice walk, so we don’t know how political that is.

No, your ears weren’t mind blowing, the song starts asking questions about Meghan Markle. They sing “Koja li je tajna zdrave kose Megan Markl?” which roughly translates to “What could be the secret to Meghan Markle’s healthy hair?”

It’s as if Laurie Anderson was doing Eurovision.

24. Serbia: Konstrakta – In corpore sano

Now is the time for Konstrakta and their Call the Midwife set representing Serbia. Her real name is Ana Đurić, she was an architect and she is a bit of a concept artist, as you find out now. I love it.

Konstrakta of Serbia.
Konstrakta of Serbia. Photography: Alessandro Di Marco/EPA

There’s no way to make a river song as good as Bruce Springsteen’s, so why even try?

Ooooooh spooooooooky!
Ooooooh spooooooooky! Photography: Marco Bertorello/AFP/Getty Images

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