Australian Sheldon Riley did not get into the top 10 at the Eurovision Song Contest, and Ukraine took first place.
Riley played Not the Same well in the competition in Italy, but finished 15th, receiving just two points from the audience vote.
The Kalush Ukrainian Orchestra won with its performance of Stephanie, supporting a wave of public support to gain an emotional victory.
President Alexander Zelensky has promised that after the popular victory Ukraine will host the Eurovision Song Contest.
“Our courage impresses the world, our music conquers Europe! Next year Ukraine will host Eurovision! For the third time in our history, ”Zielenski said on Sunday.
However, it is unclear whether Ukraine can accept the competition next year due to the current conflict and martial law in the country.
Meanwhile, the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Boris Johnson joined the chorus of praise for Ukraine’s success, calling it a “reflection” not just of talent, but also “unshakable support” for the country’s “struggle for freedom.”
“Congratulations to Ukraine on winning the Eurovision Song Contest 2022,” Johnson wrote on Twitter.
“It’s a vivid reflection not only of your talent, but also of your unwavering support for your struggle for freedom.”
The second was Briton Sam Ryder.
Australia has never won the Eurovision Song Contest, which is constantly expanding its borders beyond continental Europe, but in recent years has been a fan favorite, four times in the top 10.
From Reuters, Pennsylvania