The Kalush Orchestra performed in the Eurovision semi-final to a standing ovation

Kalush Orchestra, representing Ukraine at Eurovision 2022, performed in the first semi-final of the contest with the song Stefania

It is reported by Ukrinform with reference to live broadcast Eurovision on YouTube.

The winners of the national selection performed under the sixth number. The group was greeted with a standing ovation. After the performance, the band’s vocalist Oleg Psyuk thanked the European community for supporting Ukraine.

Today the names of the first 10 participants of the final among 17 applicants in the semi-final will be known.

The Eurovision broadcast can be watched on the public TV channel UA: KULTURA, listened to on Radio Promin and followed on Suspilny’s digital platforms.

On May 10, the Eurovision song contest began in the Italian city of Turin. Ukraine is represented by the Kalush Orchestra with the song Stefania.

As Ukrinform reported, before the start of Eurovision 2022, bookmakers predicted victory for Ukraine in the contest. They updated their rates, giving the representatives of Ukraine the highest coefficient – 48%. This is now the highest percentage in the history of the song contest.

Photo: @Artem Galkin

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