Ukraine's Kalush Orchestra wins Eurovision Song Contest 2022!15 May 2022 at 01:30 CEST
After the jury scores were tabulated, the United Kingdom’s entry Space Man by Sam Ryder was leading the pack with 283 points, with Sweden and Spain close behind with 258 and 231 points, but as we all know, that’s only half of the story.
After a tension-packed vote announcement, it was revealed that Ukraine claimed top marks with the public from throughout Europe and Australia with 439 points.
With those numbers aggregated, Ukraine claimed the win with 631 overall points.
This is the nation’s third win, following victories in 2004 and 2016.
Kalush Orchestra formed as an offshoot of the rap group Kalush, focused on blending modern hip-hop sounds with the motifs found in the traditional music and art of Ukraine. Together, Oleh Psiuk, Ihor Didenchuk, MC KylymMen, Tymofii Muzychuk, Vitalii Duzhyk, and Sasha Tab create a sound and vibe that all of Europe responded to tonight.
Eurovision Song Contest 2022 – The Results:
- 🇺🇦 Ukraine: Kalush Orchestra – Stefania(631 points)
- 🇬🇧United Kingdom: Sam Ryder –Spaceman(466 points)
- 🇪🇸 Spain: Chanel –SloMo(459 points)
- 🇸🇪 Sweden: Cornelia Jakobs –Hold Me Closer (438 points)
- 🇷🇸 Serbia: Konstrakta –In Corpore Sano (312 points)
- 🇮🇹 Italy: Mahmood & BLANCO –Brividi (268 points)
- 🇲🇩 Moldova: Zdob și Zdub & Advahov Brothers –Trenulețul(253 points)
- 🇬🇷 Greece: Amanda Georgiadi Tenfjord – Die Together (215 points)
- 🇵🇹 Portugal: MARO –Saudade Saudade(207 points)
- 🇳🇴 Norway: Subwoolfer –Give That Wolf A Banana (182 points)
- 🇳🇱 Netherlands: S10 – De Diepte (171 points)
- 🇵🇱 Poland: Ochman – River (151 points)
- 🇪🇪 Estonia: Stefan –Hope (141 points)
- 🇱🇹 Lithuania: Monika Lui – Sentimentai(128 points)
- 🇦🇺 Australia: Sheldon Riley –Not The Same (126 points)
- 🇦🇿 Azerbaijan: Nadir Rustamli –Fade To Black (106 points)
- 🇨🇭 Switzerland: Marius Bear –Boys Do Cry(78 points)
- 🇷🇴 Romania: WRS –Llámame (65 points)
- 🇧🇪 Belgium: Jérémie Makiese –Miss You(64 points)
- 🇦🇲 Armenia: Rosa Linn – Snap (61 points)
- 🇫🇮 Finland: The Rasmus –Jezebel(38 points)
- 🇨🇿 Czech Republic: We Are Domi –Lights Off (38 points)
- 🇮🇸 Iceland: Systur – Með Hækkandi Sól (20 points)
- 🇫🇷 France: Alvan & Ahez –Fulenn (17 points)
- 🇩🇪Germany: Malik Harris –Rockstars (6 points)
Want to relive all of the moments from this year’s Contest, and experience the Sound of Beauty all over again? You can re-watch the Grand Final on YouTube or through your local broadcaster, if available, or peruse this year’s Grand Final Live Blog.