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Ukraine ignores political rules for denying “helping Mariupol”

The bitter conclusions of the Eurovision Song Contest (RTÉOne 8pm) show that Ukraine’s Kalush Orchestra won the track Stefania. Their victory arrived at the end of the marathon broadcast from Turin, where they were pushed all the way by British Samriders.

However, a large public vote put Ukraine at the top of the leaderboard ahead of the tracking pack, which also includes Spain and Sweden.

Ukraine’s victory will warm hearts all over Europe. But with the defeat of Ireland’s Brooks Carion in Thursday’s second semifinal, this is clearly a bittersweet night for Irish viewers. How long ago did the 1990s and our famous series of victories feel now? Take a look at us now: Eurovision’s faded giant, yesterday’s champion was applauded with wings.

Obviously, it doesn’t help the standards of the songs we sent to Eurovision differ significantly. Still, Scullion’s soothing bopper, That’s Rich, feels completely relaxed among the 25 finalists of the year and is worth admitting that it’s objectively higher quality than the few who made the cuts. I have.

Still, even in her absence, the epic deciding factor was the Norwegian subwool fur (two men in wolf costumes, from the tear-wet interstellar pop of Samrider and Spaceman in his song. On top of that, a spacesuit-clad DJ – a very crazy routine, like watching Norwegian children’s television in the 1980s.

Wacky and sincere are the twin poles that Eurovision rocked between them, and their juxtaposition continues in Turin. In addition to the Subwolfers, the Bonker quotient is checked by Zudob Si Zudab and Adbahof Brothers in Moldova. Irish economy).

The obvious difference is that Dustin was booed. Meanwhile, the 15,000 Pala Olympico wraps up a mix of Moldovan cotton eye jaws and Edvard Munch’s screams. We need to wonder if our record seven victories have transformed us into poppalias at some level.

Sam Rider plays Spaceman. Photo: EPA / Alessandro di Marco

Chanel of Spain sings SloMo. Photo: AP Photo / Luca Bruno

Chanel of Spain sings SloMo. Photo: AP Photo / Luca Bruno

Norwegian sub-wool fur is also working to reinforce extracorporeal factors. They are still dressed as yellow lycanthrope and singing, “Give the wolf a banana.” The Serbian constructor has won a big victory by washing his hands while dropping the name of Megan Markle. In an open ballot (the score with the national jury was low).

Her entry is about Serbian health insurance, and given that it was the final, Ireland probably has a lesson. Next year, we need to send a song about the lawn mowing controversy (which can be called Peat Goes On).

On the serious side of the aisle, the winner Kalush Orchestra concludes the ardent Stefania. This is a traditional Ukrainian flute solo and pleads with the world along with body pop.

“Help Ukraine … Help Mariupol … Now,” they say. Eurovision has rules for crossing the flow of pop and politics. Not surprisingly, and already kicking Russia out, the organizers make an exception.

Meanwhile, emotional rushing is offered on a whimsical turn from Sweden’s Cornelia Jakobs, who offers a fascinating mix of ABBA and The Cardigans. And with Ochman with River in Poland, a ballad of hair dryers spewed out and could be used for power wash on the front drive. And there’s a memorable break performance where Mika, one of the presenter’s trio, puts on a pop star hat to compete for his biggest hit.

Lebanon-British singer-songwriter and co-host Mika will perform in an interlude. Photo: EPA / Alessandro di Marco

Lebanon-British singer-songwriter and co-host Mika will perform in an interlude. Photo: EPA / Alessandro di Marco

It’s all good, clean euro fun. And there is a voice from Marty Weeran. Marty Weerin claims to have experienced a flashback to an era where his rave followed after a number influenced by the French rave. “I remember when I was tenting while listening to such music in Barcelona sonar,” he says (do they have a tent in sonar?).

The singer's constructor will perform on behalf of Serbia. Photo: Marco Bertello / AFP

The singer’s constructor will perform on behalf of Serbia. Photo: Marco Bertello / AFP

From the free Wheelin’Whelan to the fireworks to the stage with its own waterfall, this night has everything (obviously, except Brooke Scullion). The victory of Kalush, who was a front runner from the beginning, ended everything. And in front of an audience of 180 million people around the world, they naturally absorb their moments into the spotlight.

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