Where the country received surprisingly few points on presentation of the jury, it took at least four hundred points with television in one fell swoop, that England still had to settle for second place. The S10 finished in a disappointing 11th place.
The Ukrainian Kalush Orchestra is grateful for all the support from the audience. This is what captain Ole Psyuk said on stage after winning the 66th Eurovision Song Contest. “This one is for all Ukrainians.” The country got a total of 631 points. The betting shops already predicted that Ukraine would get a lot of votes from the public due to the war. After all shows were on Saturday, she estimated the chance of winning at 62 percent.
Laura Puccini is sick
Presenter Laura Bossini hasn’t been in the picture in a while. During the awards ceremony, she was said to have fallen ill and would be going home. According to insiders, she was not quite fit during rehearsals and was absent during the two-and-a-half-hour period to take a break. However, in the middle of the score, she suddenly appeared in the broadcast again, without further explanation.
A call to peace
Icelandic trio Sestor made a statement after their performance in the final of the Eurovision Song Contest by demanding peace in Ukraine. The three sisters shouted “Peace for Ukraine” after they finished. This was not the first statement about the war in Ukraine. Earlier, German singer Malik Harris showed a Ukrainian flag on his guitar with the word “Peace” written on it. Ukraine itself asked the audience and viewers to support the country. “I ask you all: please help Ukraine, help Mariupol, help Azovstal!” Front commander Oleh Psiuk shouted after performing Stefania’s song.
BBC awards S10 ‘ten out of ten’
And as far as the BBC’s British Song Contest team is concerned, our Dutch entry S10 gets a 10. They tweeted this Saturday night shortly after the singer, whose song was performed in Dutch, performed. depth rich. Many of the account’s followers agree, expressing their appreciation for the “beautiful performance” and “simple perfection”. Earlier commentator Graham Norton said of the song: “Beautiful song. It’s like I’m speaking Dutch. It’s very calm, very honest, and this young woman interpreted it beautifully.” Norton was excited, too. “Well done, S10. The audience really liked it too.”
Ukraine will win
Ukraine will win the Eurovision Song Contest according to the bets. Before the final in Turin, the Kaloch Orchestra had a historically high winning chance of at least 59 per cent. The betting shops assume that Ukraine will get a lot of sympathy votes from Europe and Australia because of the war, so the rest will not play any role. Sweden has an 11 percent chance of winning, followed by the United Kingdom with 10 percent. The S10 is in 10th place with De Diepte. The betting shops were not so self-confident before.
Sweden has won one of the three Marcel Bezençon Awards, which are traditionally presented before the final of the Eurovision Song Contest. Singer Cornelia Jacobs and writers David Zandin and Issa Mullen took home the Composer Award for Best Song Composer at Eurovision of the Year. The other two awards, Best Artistic Performance and a Journalism Award, went to Serbia and the United Kingdom, respectively
Exactly one year after announcing via Twitter that she wanted to go to the Eurovision Song Contest, the S10 posted a variation of the tweet in question. “Honey, how are we going to make sure that I win the #Eurovision tonight???xx”, the singer wrote an hour before the start of the final in Turin. The basis for the S10’s participation in Eurovision last year was laid on May 21, the day of the final in Rotterdam. “Honey, how are we going to make sure that I can participate in Eurovision next year???” The 21-year-old singer wondered on Twitter at the time.
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