Winners of 2022 Eurovision Song Contest are already preparing to travel their brand new trophy him around the cities of Ukraine, so that everyone can take a picture with the winning trophy. The list of cities where Kalush Orchestra participant plans to go are Lviv, Ivano Frankivsk, Kyiv, Kalush, Chernivtsi and Vinnytsia.
“After winning the Eurovision 2022, we wanted the prize of the contest to also play a significant role to accelerate Ukraine’s victory in the war. That is why the team of Kalush Orchestra decided to auction the crystal microphone. The fact that the organizers of the contest will specifically produce a copy for us – became a pleasant surprise. Well, let’s think now about what benefit the new cup will be able to bring to our country, but first, we want every Ukrainian to be able to take a picture with this trophy. After all, this year’s victory at Eurovision is not only the victory of our band, but all Ukraine,”
says Oleg Psyuk, leader of the Kalush Orchestra.
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Back on May 29th, the band, together with the “Sergiy Prytula Foundation” sold its award at a charity auction for $ 900,000. The money received went to the PD-2 drone complex for the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
What are Kalush Orchestra up to now, after they’ve won Eurovision Song Contest? Check the first episode of Torino Throwback, with Kalush Orchestra, here.
Kalush Orchestra won 2022 Eurovision Song Contest, with a song ‘Stefania’, earlier this year. Let’s re-live their performance from Torino, below: