‘Our music conquers Europe!’: Ukrainians celebrate Eurovision win

Ukraine’s victory in the Eurovision Song Contest boosted the morale of those still in the war-torn country. For many people on the streets of the Ukrainian port city of Odesa, the news that the Kalush orchestra won because of popular support gave people a reason to smile. ‘It’s very important for us because it means … Read more

Zelensky says Ukraine will host Eurovision 2023 as Kalush Orchestra triumph in Turin

Daragh Brophy reports from Turin, Italy:  UKRAINIAN PRESIDENT VOLODYMYR Zelensky has said his country will host the Eurovision next year after folk-rap group Kalush Orchestra romped home as winners of the contest in Turin. The group, who as men of fighting age had to be given special dispensation to leave the country, had long been … Read more

Ukraine triumphs in Eurovision Song Contest with UK’s Sam Ryder second

U kraine has won the Eurovision Song Contest with folk-rap group Kalush Orchestra. The act have been the frontrunners since Russia’s invasion – which prompted organisers to ban the country from competing. The country joined the contest in 2003 and its three wins make it one of the most successful of the newer competitor countries … Read more

Eurovision 2022: Ireland’s Brooke Scullion hoping to qualify from tonight’s second semi-final

IRELAND’S BROOKE SCULLION takes the stage in Turin tonight in the Eurovision contest’s second semi final. The  22-year-old Derry singer will be hoping to join the ten finalists from Tuesday night’s competition and the ‘Big Five’ Eurovision countries – the UK, Italy, Spain, Germany and France – who go straight into Saturday’s final. She will … Read more