Ukraine won this year’s Eurovision Song Contest. The audience gave the band Kalush Orchestra the most votes for their song “Stefania”. Twitter is now discussing whether it is a political victory or whether the decision is musically justified.
There are already memes on Twitter about Russian President Vladimir Putin (69) – who votes for Britain over the phone so that Ukraine does not win.
Europe shows solidarity with Ukraine. The country is at war, under attack from Russia. Oleh Psiuk (27), the singer of the Ukrainian band, asked for help for Ukraine on stage. With this statement, Kalush Orchestra was almost threatened with disqualification. Political statements are taboo at the ESC. But the jury turned a blind eye.
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There is already a lot of discussion about it on Twitter. One user writes: “A war-torn country wins the ESC2022 out of ‘pity’ and is scheduled to hold this expensive event next year. Makes sense. Not.”
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Twitter argues about victory of Ukraine
This user sees it differently. He thinks it’s “crassly wrong” when people complain that Ukraine won “only because of the war”.
“One of the weakest songs made the race,” says this user.
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In this tweet, a user summarizes: “By the way, with their attack on Ukraine, Russia want to eradicate their culture. So it’s only right that Europe celebrates that culture (…).» (paf)
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