Ukrainian singing group Karush Orchestra returns to battle after winning Eurovision Song Contest

This year’s Eurovision Song Contest winner was quick to celebrate his victory as he had to return to the field.

Oleh Psiuk, 27, is the lead singer of Ukraine’s Kalush Orchestra, a three-person hip-hop group named after his hometown. The group won the competition in Turin, Italy, and the song “Stefania” was written in memory of Mr. Psiuk’s mother, but was used as the Ukrainian national anthem after Russia invaded Ukraine.

Hours after Saturday’s game, the frontman was seen kissing his girlfriend outside the hotel before hopping into a taxi to begin the journey back to Ukraine.

The all-male group was given special permission to leave the country to take part in the completion and has now been ordered to return to their war-torn country. According to The Sun, under Ukrainian law, all men between the ages of 18 and 60 are not allowed to leave the country and are “urged” to join the military or support the war effort.

According to The Sun, Mr Pushuk set up a volunteer group to help Ukrainians in need find transportation and shelter, while others in the group took up arms to defend the country.

According to tradition, the winning country of the Eurovision Song Contest will host next year’s competition. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has vowed to take place in the still-besieged Mariupol (now largely under Russian control).


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