This weekend the That Eurovision Site team were on the ground in Madrid. This weekend Pre-PartyES will take place. While n the ground Tim managed to chat with Ukraine’s Kalush Orchestra. Oleh spoke about how “Stefania” was dedicated to his mother, he also spoke about the importance of showing off their music to the world in order to raise awareness for Ukraine. Kalush Orchestra will represent Ukraine at this year’s Eurovision Song Contest, they will perform in the first semi-final on May 10th.
Who are Kalush Orchestra?
Kalush Orchestra were formed in 2021, however Kalush were first established in 209 solely as a rap group. The members of Kalush are Oleh Psiuk, Ihor Didenchuk, Vlad Kurochka and Oleksandr Slobodianyk. For Kalush Orchestra they are joined by Tymofi Muzchuk and Vitalii Duzhyk. Kalush focuses solely on rap, while the orchestra mix it up with Ukranian folk elements
Listen to “Stefania” by Kalush Orchestra on streaming services
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Ukraine’s Eurovision journey
Ukraine is one of the most successful countries to participate in the Eurovision Song Contest. The country has scored seven top-five placements, with an extra three top-ten finishes. Ukraine won the Contest in 2004 with Ruslana’s “Wild Dances” and again in 2016 with Jamala’s “1944”. Jamala’s win made history for Ukraine, as it became the first ex-Soviet country to win the Contest more than once.
In 2021, Go_A represented Ukraine in the 65th edition of the Contest with their song “SHUM”. The band scored 364 points, finishing in fifth place.
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