As Russia’s war on neighboring Ukraine continues, the European Song Contest opened this year’s event with a moving tribute to the war-torn country. The heartfelt gesture came as Ukraine’s entry remains the strong favorite to win later this evening
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As the Eurovision Song Contest 2022 begins in Turn, Italy this evening, the stands are filled with chants: “Give peace a chance.”
As the Italian city was flooded with messages of support, home viewers took to social media to discuss the most politically charged opening to the Eurovision Song Contest in recent years.
“Opening #Eurovision with Turin’s Give Peace a Chance, tearing my eyes and restoring my faith in humanity,” one viewer at home tweeted, and another added: “‘All of us. I’m saying, give peace a chance ‘We’re only a minute away from Eurovision and I’ve got the emosh.”
Another reflected on how singing contests often reflect global issues and unity, writing: “#Eurovision here, we start over, start with”… All we’re talking about is to give peace a chance” [peace emoji] This show is about peace, tolerance, entertainment and being European. “
The emotional gesture – a reference to the ongoing war in Ukraine – was made as President Volodymyr Zelenskyy announced that a victory for his country would be a symbol of his country’s victory in the war against Ukraine. back to Russia.
In a video widely shared on Twitter, the President of Ukraine can be heard delivering an inspirational message and discussing what a victory for Ukraine’s actions would mean for the country. ravaged by war.
Ukraine’s Kalush Orchestra remains the favorite to win Eurovision 2022, as the world continues to support Ukraine after neighboring Russia invaded them in February of this year.
Ukrainian forces are still trying to repel the invading Russian forces, while thousands of innocent people have been killed and millions forced to flee their homes, fleeing Russian tanks and bombs. destroy cities.
Russia competed in this year’s Eurovision Song Contest, but by order of Russian leader Vladimir Putin’s military, was excluded from the annual event.
It is strongly believed that the Kalush Orchestra participating in this year’s Eurovision of Ukraine will win in Turin later this evening, as Europe continues to show solidarity with their country.
The musical performance featured rappers Oleh Psiuk, Ihor Didenchuk, dancer Vlad Kurochka, and singers Tymofii Muzychuk and Oleksandr Slobodianyk.
Vitalii Duzhyk plays a traditional Ukrainian flute instrument called the ‘spolika’. The band had previously revealed that a band member had dropped out of school to stay and fight for Ukraine.
Psiuk, a member of a volunteer group that provides medical supplies to refugees, said: “I can’t enjoy it while worrying about my loved ones. The war has separated you and me. girl. She’s 300km (186 miles) away from me.” We can’t see each other because it’s dangerous.”
Tonight’s Eurovision Song Contest will include 25 entries, with the show starting at 8pm, expected to end around midnight.
https://www.mirror.co.uk/tv/tv-news/eurovision-opens-give-peace-chance-26966879 Eurovision opens with 'give peace a chance' as Zelensky pleads for symbolic Ukraine victory