Up next for the first rehearsals of Eurovision Song Contest 2022 is Ukraine and Kalush Orchestra with the song “Stefania”!
About Kalush Orchestra
Kalush Orchestra is a Ukrainian hip-hop band that combines ethnic motifs with modern sounds using different folk instruments. The band was named after the Ukrainian city of Kalush. Set in the foothills of the Carpathian Mountains. Serving as a mascot that inspires the band to involve different folk elements and authentic Ukrainian music within their songs and is the hometown of band member Oleh Psiuk.
The members of Kalush Orchestra are Oleh Psiuk, Tymofii Muzychuk, Ihor Didenchuk, Vitalii Duzhyk, Oleksandr Slobodianyk and Vlad Kurochka.
So Stefania is a tribute to band member Oleh’s mother, and apparently she did not know he’d written it until she saw them perform it on Ukraine’s Eurovision selection show, Vidbir . We bet that was a pretty special moment for Oleh’s mum, and now she gets to see them perform on this huge Eurovision stage. Some incredible outfits in this lineup – not everyone can pull off a sparkly waistcoat paired with a pink bucket hat, never mind the German flag made entirely of fringing. But these guys are nailing it.
You can watch a small clip of Ukraine’s first rehearsal here
The second rehearsal of Ukraine will take place on Wednesday 4th May and we will have a better idea of what we will see from Kalush Orchestra on the stage.
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