Kalush Orchestra have won the 2022 Eurovision Song Contest for Ukraine with their song ‘Stefania’!After the jury scores were tabulated, the United Kingdom were leading the pack with 283 points, with Sweden and Spain close behind with 258 and 231 points, but as we all know, that’s only half of the story.
Eurovision Song Contest 2022: Ukraine wins with 631 points
Ukraine is the winner of the 2022 Eurovision Song contest.
Ukrainian band Kalush Orchestra, with their folk-hip hop ode to their war-torn nation, were the favourites to win the Eurovision Song Contest on Sunday morning, New Zealand time.
Twenty-five bands competed on Saturday, May 14, in Turin, Italy for the grand final of the annual song contest. Last year, 183 million people watched the televised competition.
After a tension-packed public vote announcement, it was revealed that Ukraine claimed top marks with the public from throughout Europe and Australia with 439 points.
With those numbers aggregated, Ukraine claimed the win with 631 overall points.
This is the nation’s third win, following victories in 2004 and 2016.
Want to relive all of the moments from this year’s Contest, and experience the Sound of Beauty all over again? You can re-watch the Grand Final on YouTube or through your local broadcaster, if available, or peruse this year’s Grand Final Live Blog.
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