Politics wins Eurovision: Ukraine, represented by Kalush Orchestra with the song Stefania, is the big winner this year, following massive support from the European public. After the national juries’ votes, Ukraine was way behind the United Kingdom, but the public’s votes brought them the trophy.
The song is a mixture between Ukrainian folklore and rap beats, and it is seen as a political manifesto of the Ukrainian resistance against the Russian invaders.
The United Kingdom and Spain ranked two and three in the final.
The Republic of Moldova ranked seven with another political manifesto, The Train. The performance in the final is exceptional, and the credit goes to Zdob si Zdub and Advahov Brothers. The song is about the two sister countries, Romania and the Republic of Moldova, and the two peoples’ historical bonds.
Romania disappointingly ranked 18 after five years since no Romanian artist reached the final act. The inclusive performance of WRS received only 65 points.