UNITED KINGDOM – Ukrainian singer-songwriter Jamala, who won the Eurovision Song Contest in 2016, performed at the Concert for Ukraine on Tuesday (March 29).
The two-hour concert, organized by ITV and held at the Resorts World Arena in Birmingham, U.K., was announced on March 16 in an effort to raise money for the Disasters Emergency Committee’s Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal.
It also featured performances by Ed Sheeran, Camila Cabello, Emeli Sandé, Gregory Porter and Snow Patrol.
Jamala was forced to flee Ukraine two weeks ago, making her rendition of “1944,” the song that won Eurovision, all the more emotional.
She held a Ukrainian flag throughout the song, holding it high at the end. She concluded her performance by sharing a message of hope to her home country.