Ukrainian band Kalush Orchestra enters song ‘Stefania’ for Ukrainian 2022 Eurovision selection

7 February, 04:44 PM
Kalush Orchestra (Photo:@Kalush_official/Instagram)

Kalush Orchestra (Photo:@Kalush_official/Instagram)

Ukrainian rap group Kalush Orchestra have submitted the song “Stefania” as their entry to the 2022 Ukrainian selections for Eurovision as one of the competition’s finalists.

The song was submitted six days before Ukraine’s selection contest is scheduled to end, and is a lullaby adapted to Kalush’s unique style, sung entirely in Ukrainian.

Kalush Orchestra is one of eight finalists in the contest, along with well-known rapper Alina Pash, Roxolana, Cloudless, and others. Music journalists in Ukraine have called the band one of the favorites to win the competition. 

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The Eurovision Song Contest 2022 is set to take place in Turin, Italy, following the victory of Maneskin with the Italian song “Zitti E Buoni.” Ukraine’s representative last year, Go_A, with their Ukrainian song “Shum” ranked 5th in the overall ratings and 2nd according to audience voting.

The finals of the Ukrainian National Selection for Eurovision 2022 will take place on Feb. 12, where a jury and audience voting will determine Ukraine’s representative for Eurovision 2022. The jury includes famed Ukrainian artists Tina Karol, Jamala, and director Yaroslav Lodygin.

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