Winners of Eurovision 2022 may be disqualified for statements supporting Mariupol.
The mother of Oleg Psyuk, soloist of the Kalush Orchestra, said that she was most proud that her son called from the stage to help Mariupol and everyone else in Azovstal. It is reported by “Suspilne”.
“I was pleasantly surprised that my Oleg still said these words about Mariupol and Azovstal. And I immediately wrote him a text message that he was fine, saying this regardless of whether he was disqualified. Then he did his job, Oleg Psyuk’s mother Stefania told reporters, he said what he should do for the people.The soloist of the group dedicated the song Stefania, which brought victory to Ukraine at Eurovision 2022.
Recall that the final of the singing competition was held on May 14 in Turin. Ukraine took first place for the third time in Eurovision history. Ruslana and Jamala had previously won the competition.
At the cost of disqualification, the musicians of the Kalush Orchestra from the Eurovision stage announced the war in Ukraine and urged the world community to save Mariupol and Azovstal. Although political expressions are prohibited in the song contest, the group was not disqualified. The organizers of Eurovision noted that there was no political element in the statement of the Kalush Orchestra and other artists supporting the Ukrainian people. The defenders of Mariupol also thanked the Kalush Orchestra for their support.
As I wrote before FocusThe Kalush Orchestra has released a video for the song Stefania, shot in the ruins of Bucha, Gostomel, Borodyanka and Irpin. Although Oleg Psyuk initially dedicated the composition to his mother, since the beginning of the full-scale invasion of the Russian army into Ukraine, “Stefania” has become for many a symbol of Ukraine.
Moreover Focus He told what the members of the Kalush Orchestra group would do after the victory. According to the musicians, they will fight to the end for their country.