PHOTO + VIDEO | Ukraine is the winner of Eurovision 2022

Representatives of Ukraine, the United Kingdom and Spain / Photo: EPA

After last year's victory of the Italian Moneskin rock band, tonight Italy hosted a spectacular final night as the host country of the 66th edition of the Eurovision Song Contest.

This year, the victory went into the hands of Kalush Orchestra from Ukraine, whose song Stefania was selected as the most popular in the competition by 40 participating countries. In second place was the United Kingdom, and in third place - Spain.

Serbia was the only country from the former Yugoslavia to reach the grand final. Their representative Ana Ѓuriќ, known as The contract, won the excellent 5th place.

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During the grand final, tonight the representatives of the Czech Republic, Romania, Portugal, Finland, Switzerland, France, Norway, Armenia, Italy, Spain, the Netherlands, Ukraine, Germany, Lithuania, Azerbaijan, Belgium, Greece, Iceland, Moldova, Sweden, Australia, United Kingdom, Poland, Serbia and Estonia.

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According to the rules, the winning Eurovision song was chosen by a jury composed of experts from the music industry, but also from the votes of the audience. According to the votes of the expert jury, the most votes were won by the United Kingdom - 283. But after counting the votes of the audience, it became clear that Ukraine is this year's winner of the Eurovision Song Contest.

This is Ukraine's third victory in this music competition, which attracts an audience of 200 million people from 45 countries.

As a reminder, the Macedonian Eurovision representative Andrea Koevska failed to qualify for the grand final. She performed number 11 and sang her song "Circles" during the second semi-final night of the 66th edition of the Eurovision Song Contest.

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