Our first interval act is a celebration of Ukrainian music, showing how can span generations and even in times of darkness, provide light. The singing and staging are both stunning, and it’s a great showcase of how diverse Ukrainian music is.
If you’re thinking, ‘hang on, isn’t that a Christmas song?’, it’s because Carol of The Bells is based on a Ukrainian folk song called Shchedryk. We first heard this rehearsal the other day whilst tucking into a Baileys, and it all felt quite festive. And now we’re thinking that a Christmas-themed Eurovision would be really nice idea – can someone make that happen please?