Eurovision 2022: Who is the Kalush Orchestra? What is the song “Stefania”?

Kaloosh Orchestra It is a relatively young project on the Ukrainian music scene. In its songs, the band combines rap and Ukrainian folk music. The band consists of rappers Ole Bsyuk and musicians Timofej Muzczuk And Vitaly DweckAnd DJ MS Kyłymmen.

The band has already released the single “Shtomber Womber”. And for the Ukrainian liquidations, they presented the song “Stefania”, dedicated to the mother of the main vocalist.

Check out the text “Stefania” on the Teksciory website!

In the first half of February, the jury and the audience decided to go to Turin Alina Bash With the song “Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors”. However, this decision was withdrawn by the local dispatcher after a few days Susplin.

All because of Alina Bach’s unclear past. The singer in 2015 visited the Crimea, coming from Russia. On the other hand, the cancellation regulations banned visits to the Ukrainian lands occupied by the Russians in 2014.

The singer explained that she came to Crimea directly from Ukraine, and that she was there on a private visit. However, the Ukrainian border guards presented a completely different version of events.

“Ukrainian citizen Alina Ivanova Bash left the territory of Ukraine on August 11, 2015 on the Kyiv-Moscow flight. She also returned on the Moscow-Kyiv route on August 14, 2015. It was on August 12, 2015 in Occupied semi Crimea. Summing up, the singer flew from Kyiv to Moscow. “, using the flight of Russian Airlines, and then arrived in Crimea, while violating the rules for crossing the borders of the state of Ukraine” – reads in the statement.

Nykołaj CzernotyckyjA Ukrainian TV spokesperson has publicly announced that there is no possibility for scammers to represent Ukraine at Eurovision. Consequently, Bash was excluded from the competition.

On February 22, it was finally decided that he would leave for Turin Kaloosh Orchestra With the song “Stefania”. Interestingly enough, the team was a clear favorite for spectators in the playoff rounds.

Two days after Kalush Orchester was elected, Russia launched a war in Ukraine. At this point, the band’s music faded into the background. The elements of the squad went to help the needy, and some of them defended the freedom of their homeland with a rifle in their hand. On the other hand, “Stefania” became the unofficial anthem of the Ukrainian fighters.

After gradually repelling the Russians and transferring the main battles to eastern Ukraine, the Kalush Orchestra was given special permission to leave the country and begin preparations for the Eurovision Song Contest.

The group announced that one of the dancers who decided to join the army in Kyiv would not appear with them on the Eurovision stage. As he said, he will not stop fighting for his homeland to participate in Eurovision.

The Ukrainians with the Kalush Orchestra were among the candidates from the very beginning, but in early February and March the formation rose to first place in the betting lists and was a strong candidate for victory for many bookmakers.

“Some people say we might win because of the war, but our song was among the top five favorites before the conflict started, which means people love it no matter what,” he said. Ole Bsyuk.

In the end, the Ukrainians outperformed their competitors at Eurovision, scoring 631 points, including 439 points from viewers. The second Great Britain scored 466 points.

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