Today the Ukrainian broadcaster UA:PBC has officially confirmed that Kalush Orchestra will represent Ukraine at the Eurovision Song Contest 2022 with the song “Stefania”.
Today, on February 22nd, at the meeting of the Organizing Committee of Ukraine’s national selection for Eurovision 2022, it was decided that the band Kalush Orchestra will represent Ukraine at the Eurovision Song Contest 2022. Earlier it was reported that the group was offered the chance to represent the country in Turin.
Kalush Orchestra won the televote and finished third in the jury vote of Ukraine’s national selection this year. The selection was won by Alina Pash, who later decided to withdraw from the contest. This came after the broadcaster UA:PBC put Alina Pash’s chance to compete at Eurovision on hold as they were investigating a 2015 trip she made to Crimea. The proof that Alina provided authorities of how she entered the region was being scrutinised but it is yet to be confirmed, what is the result of this investigation.
Ukraine will compete in the first semi-final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2022. Kalush Orchestra is set to perform in the first half of the show on May 10th. Ukraine has qualified to the final every year since the introduction of the semi-finals. At the Eurovision Song Contest 2021, Go_A finished fifth in the final with the song “Shum”.
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