UKRAINE – The Kalush Orchestra, runners-up at Vidbir 2022, accepted to represent Ukraine in the Eurovision 2022 contest. The official announcement was made already on OGAE Ukraine Instagram stories and we are awaiting the official press release in our newsdesk.
After the withdrawal of Alina Pash’s proposal after the controversy surrounding the artist’s trip to Crimea in 2015, the Ukrainian broadcaster UA:PBC decided to invite the Kalush Orchestra to represent Ukraine in the Eurovision 2022 contest.
Speaking to the press, Oleh Psyuk, the band’s vocalist, admitted that the band is the country’s representative in Turin:
“I can say that my good performance does not depend on the Ukrainian broadcaster and I am glad that Eurovision is not organized by it. . So I will represent Ukraine and not UA:PBC. Soon you will have the final answer. When we sign the contract, we can announce it”, criticizing the Ukrainian broadcaster, against which he has filed a lawsuit in court due to the results of the national final.
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— OIKOTIMES (@theoikotimes) February 17, 2022
THE OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENT
It seems that the official announcement is delayed due to the rising tension the last few hours with Russia especially following the announcement of an upcoming address to the nation by USA President Baiden.
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