ESC 2022: It’s official – even the rules will be changed for YOU

03/15/2022 at 18:41

There is a special rule for Ukraine this year at the ESC.

There is a special rule for Ukraine this year at the ESC.

Photo: IMAGO/ZUMA Wire

It was a question that many fans of the Eurovision Song Contest or short ESC 2022 busy. Would Ukraine compete in Turin? After all, a merciless war is raging in the country.

Now the Ukrainian ESC-Representatives, the folk group “Kalush Orchestra”, themselves reported to speak. With good news for all ESC fans.

ESC 2022: Special rule for Ukraine

The “Kalush Orchestra” will take part in the ESC in May. However, the band will not be on site in Turin, but will send in a recording of their performance, which will then be broadcast during the gigantic show.


This is the Eurovision Song Contest (ESC):

  • also called Grand Prix Eurovision de la Chanson
  • has existed since 1956
  • annual singing competition of European countries
  • Organizer is the European Broadcasting Union (EBU)
  • the broadcasters of all states of the EBU can take part
  • that’s why Australia will be there again this year (2022).
  • more than 180 million viewers


The British “Daily Mail” published the following statement from the band: “Despite the fighting, the Kalush Orchestra will record its performance in a safe place, which will be sent to the organizers of the singing competition, and in the event of our victory over the occupiers by May our delegation will travel to Italy and sing live for Europe!”

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Meanwhile, Russia itself has been excluded from the ESC. Oleh Psiuk, the band’s vocalist, continued: “This song we created is the anthem for Ukraine and everyone sings it. Originally the song was dedicated to my mother and now it is the song for all mothers.”


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In the meantime, Psiuk can’t really think about the ESC. “My friend made the Molotov cocktails today and it was the first time she did something like this. It’s very scary for all of us. My everyday life has changed. Now I work with a volunteer team. We help people flee Ukraine,” the singer told the Daily Mail.


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