Kalush Orchestra opened the Eurovision Song Contest 2023 Grand Final with a powerful performance: Kate Middleton played "Stefania" on the piano. Photos and videos
The Eurovision Song Contest 2023 Grand Final opened in Liverpool, UK. It was a powerful show accompanied by famous Ukrainian artists and British hits, but it began with the winning track of 2022, Stefania by Kalush Orchestra. The members of the rap group performed their composition not alone, but in the company of British musicians.
The performance began in the Kyiv subway, a symbolic place for Ukrainians during the full-scale war. It was there that Kalush Orchestra recorded a video in advance, after which they took to the stage in Liverpool. OBOZREVATEL learned about this while watching the live broadcast.
The video features not only Kalush Orchestra, but also famous figures from the UK. In particular, Sam Ryder, who took second place at the Eurovision Song Contest last year.
However, the biggest and most pleasant surprise for the audience was the appearance of Kate Middleton. The Princess of Wales played "Stefania" on the piano, which caused a real shock among Ukrainian Euro fans.
Next, Kalush Orchestra took to the stage in Liverpool and lit up the place with their touching hit about the mother of the band's frontman Oleh Psiuk.
The rap group also performed their English-language song Changes. The spectacular opening was greeted with loud applause in the auditorium.
It should be noted that OBOZREVATEL is broadcasting the Eurovision Song Contest 2023 online. All the key events of the broadcast are in our material.
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- What were the performances of the youngest and oldest Eurovision participants and what places they took.
- Who has won the Eurovision Song Contest most often in its history and how many times Ukraine has won.
- Which Ukrainians have represented other countries at the song contest and what successes they have achieved.
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