The two most successful artists at Eurovision 2022 are moving from strength to strength, as Kalush Orchestra have hinted towards a collaboration with runner-up Sam Ryder.
Collaboration coming “soon”
Psiuk did not give specific details of what was being worked on, but hinted that the collaboration had been discussed, saying:
[We] have already discussed this with him and we’re planning to release a music piece quite soon.Oleh Psiuk, lead singer of Kalush Orchestra
When asked about the potential for a collaboration, Sam Ryder confirmed there had been discussions between the two artists.
Speaking earlier on the Capital Breakfast radio show, Ryder had expressed his hope to work with the band, citing pre-parties like Eurovision in Concert and Pre-Party ES as a way of getting to know each other.
Watch this space. Hopefully, I’d love to do something proper like guitar-heavy Beastie Boys with them, I think that would be sick.Sam Ryder, representative for the United Kingdom at Eurovision 2022
Updates are to be revealed on Kalush Orchestra’s official Instagram account, which you can follow here.
Kalush Orchestra’s Eurovision journey
Kalush Orchestra’s journey to Eurovision was not smooth. The band initially finished second in Vidbir 2022, losing out to Alina Pash’s “Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors”. However, when it emerged that Alina’s team had illegally crossed into Crimea via Russian territory, Alina withdrew her intent to represent Ukraine at Eurovision 2022. As a result, the band accepted the right to represent Ukraine in Turin.
With the onset of the war in Ukraine, the members of Kalush Orchestra were unable to rehearse for Eurovision in person, as a result of conscription and fighting the war on the frontlines. The band were given special leave by the Ukrainian government to leave the country and represent Ukraine in Turin. After qualifying for the final, the band won the Eurovision Song Contest 2022. Since then, the band have been touring around Europe and North America raising awareness of the war in Ukraine.
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News Source: Metro.co.uk
Photo Credit: EBU / Corinne Cumming