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Kalush Orchestra Returns To Ukraine To Fight Following Eurovision Win

Tara Walsh
Tara Walsh

10:12 16 May 2022


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Kalush Orchestra returns to Ukraine

Eurovision 2022 winners Kalush Orchestra jetted home to Ukraine today to continue the fight against Russia's invasion.

The band's frontman Oleh Psiuk has said they'll celebrate their win properly once the war is over.

 

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According to Sky News, he'll go back to running a voluntary organisation helping people with accommodation, transportation and medication.

Psiuk said their victory has lifted the spirits of many at home in Ukraine.

At a press conference, he said, 'I think the whole of Ukraine stayed up until 3am because it was so important to us - this contest, this year.'

 

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'It's been refreshing and it's really lifted our spirits,' he added.

The band were given special permission to leave Ukraine and perform at the Eurovision Song Contest this year.

However, they must return promptly to help fight against the Russian invasion.

 

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According to Sky News, band member Sasha Tab was able to briefly reunite with his family during the trip.

His wife and two children fled Ukraine about a month ago and are living with a host family in Italy.

Kalush Orchestra took home the winning title for their country with their track Stefania. 

 

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Over the weekend, they released an emotional music video for the song.

It's set against scenes from a war-torn Ukraine.

Watch the music video for Stefania here:

In the end credits, the band say the video is, 'dedicated to the brave Ukrainian people, to the mothers protecting their children, to all those who gave their lives for our freedom.'


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