Ukraine wins the 66 . Eurovision Song Contest

UA: PBC, a Ukrainian member of the EBU, won the Eurovision Song Contest 66 (CEC) with the song “Stefania”, performed by the Kalush orchestra. This victory is the third for Ukraine, whose last success at CEC dates back to 2016.

The final of the world’s largest television music competition, which was organized by Rai on Saturday in Turin, saw 25 countries compete.

The winning song, written and composed by Ivan Klimenko, Ole Psyuk, Ihor Didinchuk, Timofey Mozychuk and Vitaly Dzyk, received a total of 631 points, or 165 points more than the song “Spaceman”, the song that took second place performed by British Sam Ryder. . candidate. Chanel, who represented Spain, rose to third place with her song “Slomo”.

After the presentations of the 25 finalists, the United Kingdom was ahead according to the results of voting by the jury of the 40 participating countries, which took place during Friday’s dress rehearsal.

Then the tension grew a degree when the results of the telephonic vote of television viewers came to add the votes of the jurors on the bulletin board, until the coronation of Ukraine.

It is estimated that nearly 200 million people have watched CEC 2022, which was broadcast live in 40 participating countries. The competition also gathered millions of fans on YouTube and on TikTok, its official entertainment partner, who streamed the three shows live online for the first time.

The 25 finalists presented at PalaOlimpico in front of nearly 7,000 spectators.

This edition of the Eurovision Song Contest saw 40 members of the European Union compete. 15 nations were eliminated at the end of the semi-finals, which were respectively held on 10 and 12 May.

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Martin Osterdahl, CEC Executive Supervisor says:

The Eurovision Song Contest is the only cultural event that has succeeded in uniting the whole of Europe. This year has been more important than ever this year to unite millions of people around our shared values ​​and our love of music. The biggest TV music competition is also the most ambitious TV show in the world, and we are very grateful to Ray, who has done a great job here in Turin.

On the impressive stage of PalaOlimpico, and in front of millions of spectators around the world, each artist brought his or her unique touch to the competition and personified diversity, cosmopolitanism and the desire to unite Europe – all of which make up the soul of Eurovision.

We congratulate Ukraine and the Kalush Orchestra on their resounding victory and unforgettable performance.

We will now prepare the 2023 edition in collaboration with UA:PBC, which will be the host broadcaster and with whom we will strive to meet the unique challenges associated with the organization of the upcoming CEC. For each edition of the competition we will review all requirements and responsibilities involved, in consultation with the host broadcaster and our other partners, so that the 67th Eurovision Song Contest can be conducted in the best possible conditions.

CEC 2022 production requires 24 cameras, 78 microphones, and more than 2,800 lighting fixtures. A 727-square-meter LED screen was installed on the stage and the 440 speakers in tune with the “Sound of Beauty”, the theme chosen for the 2022 edition.

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About 500 journalists came in Turin for the competition, and about a thousand more covered the event from their countries via an online press center.

The final of the 2022 Eurovision Song Contest was broadcast live in 40 participating countries by members of EBU (Albania), ARD (Germany), AMPTV (Armenia), ORF (Austria), ICTIMAI (Azerbaijan), RTBF (Belgium), VRT (Belgium), CyBC (Cyprus), HRT (Croatia), DR (Denmark), RTVE (Spain), ERR (Estonia), YLE (Finland), France Télévisions (France), GPB (Georgia), ERT (Greece) , MTV (Hungary), RTÉ (Ireland), RÚV (Iceland), KAN (Israel), RAI (Italy), LTV (Latvia), LRT (Lithuania), MRT (Northern Macedonia), PBS (Malta), TRM (Moldova) ), RTCG (Montenegro), NRK (Norway), AVROTROS (Netherlands), TVP (Poland), RTP (Portugal), ČT (Czech Republic), TVR (Romania), BBC (UK), SMRTV (San Marino), RTS (Serbia), RTVSLO (Slovenia), SVT (Sweden), SRG SSR (Switzerland), and UA:PBC (Ukraine), as well as SBS, its Australian subsidiary.

American audio-visual group NBC, organizer of the “American Song Contest” that ends Monday, May 9, has broadcast the CEC 2022 semi-finals and final on its Peacock Stand.

The final was also broadcast live by 14 members of EBU Radio: RBB (Germany), ORF (Austria), VRT (Belgium), BNR (Bulgaria), ERR (Estonia), RTÉ (Ireland), RAI (Italy) , LRT (Lithuania), NPO (Netherlands), BBC (UK), RTS (Serbia), RTVS (Slovakia), RTVSLO (Slovenia) and SR (Sweden).

The 66th Eurovision Song Contest was co-produced by EBU and RAI.

The full list and profiles of the participants, as well as high-resolution photos, are available on the official CEC website,

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