Concours Eurovision de la chanson - De la victoire sans surprise de l'Ukraine grâce au vote du public... au naufrage de la France qui termine avant-dernière ! Vidéo

Concours Eurovision de la chanson – De la victoire sans surprise de l’Ukraine grâce au vote du public… au naufrage de la France qui termine avant-dernière ! Vidéo

Ukraine won the Eurovision Song Contest in Italy on Saturday evening, ahead of the United Kingdom and Spain, thanks to the vote of viewers who voted for the group representing the country invaded at the end of February by Russian troops. The Kalush Orchestra, whose song “Stefania” mixes hip-hop and traditional music, collected 631 points. Favorites of the competition, the Ukrainians are ahead of the Briton Sam Ryder and his title “Space Man” (466 points) and the Spaniard Chanel with “Slo Mo” (459 points).

“Our courage impresses the world, our music conquers Europe”, reacted the Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky on Facebook. This is Ukraine’s third victory in this competition after that of 2004 and especially the 2016 edition – two years after the annexation of the Ukrainian peninsula of Crimea by Russia – with Jamala and the title “1944”, a song recounting the deportation of the Tatars by Stalin.

As in the two semi-finals organized this week in Turin, a tide of blue and yellow flags of the country under the grapeshot of the Russian army swept into the arena of the Pala Olimpico in the Piedmontese capital (north-west of the Italy) where the 25 finalists performed.

“Please help Ukraine and Mariupol! Help Azovstal,” Kalush Orchestra vocalist Oleh Psiuk called on stage and received a standing ovation. “This victory is very important for Ukraine, especially this year. We thank you from the bottom of our hearts. Glory to Ukraine!” Said the singer in the pink cap after the victory. Political messages are generally banned at Eurovision, but the organizers have made it known that Ukraine will not be disqualified for these remarks.

“We understand the deep feelings around Ukraine in this context and consider the comments of the Kalush Orchestra and other artists expressing their support for the Ukrainian people to be of a humanitarian nature more than a political one,” the European Union said. Radio-Television (EBU), organizer of the event.

The EBU had excluded Russia from the competition the day after Russian troops entered Ukraine on February 24. Ukraine received the maximum score – 12 points – from several former republics or satellite countries of the Soviet Union: Poland, the country in Europe that has received the largest number of Ukrainian refugees since the start of the war, Moldova , Latvia, Romania and Lithuania. According to the rules of Eurovision, the next edition of the contest should be held in Ukraine, which would be in the words of Oleh Psiuk “a new, integrated, developed and flourishing Ukraine”.

For Volodymyr Zelensky, Eurovision 2023 should be held in the “free, peaceful and rebuilt” city of Mariupol. A strategic port city in Ukraine, Mariupol is still intensely bombarded by the Russians according to kyiv.

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00:50: The winning song is unsurprisingly the song of Ukraine as one might think because of the war and the attacks that this country is undergoing.

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00:55: Ukraine wins over 400 points in the public votes and moves into first place. This is an absolute record in the number of points awarded by the public

12:45 a.m.: France finishes second to last in the standings

00:41: The votes of the public are now revealed and can now change everything

00:40: All country jurors have now voted and they put the UK in the lead – Public votes can change everything – France at the bottom of the rankings

00:32: Armenia gives seven points to France, which climbs one place, to 23rd place, ahead of Iceland (7 points) and Germany (0 point)

00:25: At half of the votes of the jurors, the United Kingdom and Sweden are in the lead and France is penultimate…

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11:58 p.m.: End of votes

11:18 p.m.: Opening of votes

9:38 p.m .: France is on stage!

9:32 p.m. France will be the next song on the Turin stage for the 2022 competition live on France 2

9 p.m.: Let’s go for the Eurovision Song Contest!

6:14 p.m .: What time will France pass during the Eurovision 2022 final this Saturday, May 14, 2022, in Turin? It is at 9:38 p.m. that the performance of the Breton group Alvan & Ahez is scheduled. The performance of France is expected in sixth place in the running order. Or in the first quarter of the candidates for the final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2022. This position was determined by drawing lots, carried out on Thursday evening, at the end of the second semi-final.

Since arriving in Turin, Italy, where this 66th edition of Eurovision is taking place, Alvan and Ahez have alternated between rehearsal on the huge stage of the Pala Alpitur, interviews with the international press and meetings with fans who came in large numbers from all over the world. Europe and all over the world.

4:52 p.m .: According to the predictions of the bookmakers, Ukraine, and the group Kalush Orchestra, are the big favorites to win the competition. Ukrainians have a 48% chance of winning. In second position, we find Italy, which would have a 14% chance of winning, ahead of the United Kingdom, with a 10% chance of winning. France is in 12th place in bookmakers’ predictions, with only a 1% chance of winning Eurovision this year.

2:21 p.m .: At Eurovision, the noise of notes rises before the grand final on Saturday evening in Italy: from the wolves of Norway to the Ukrainian favorites defending the colors of their country under grapeshot, the great song contest should break new records of decibels.

But the festivities this year are placed under the disastrous sign of the war in Ukraine, less than three months after the outbreak of its invasion on February 24 by Russia, excluded from Eurovision the next day by the European Broadcasting Union. Television (EBU), organizer of the event.

Favorite of bookmakers, Ukraine competes with the Ukrainian group Kalush Orchestra, whose song “Stefania” mixes hip-hop and traditional music on intimate lyrics – written before the war – which resonate strongly with current events (“I will always find the way home even if all the roads are destroyed”).

With six on stage, the members of the group, all of fighting age, benefit from a temporary dispensation issued by the government of kyiv, but they will have to return home to take up arms as soon as the competition is over. One of them stayed in the country.

“A member of the group joined the territorial defense of kyiv on the third day of the war,” singer Oleh Psiuk told AFP. “We are very worried about him, we hope to find him safe and sound when we return.”

Behind Ukraine, bettors are betting on the Briton with the stratospheric voice Sam Ryder, who sings “SpaceMan” in solo and in combination, the Swede Cornelia Jakobs with a fairly classic glamor (“Hold me closer”), and Mahmood & Blanco (“Brividi”) who would like to give Italy a second consecutive victory after the rock group Maneskin in 2021.

The Spanish singer of Cuban origin Chanel, dressed – very lightly – as a bullfighter closes the top 5 with the rhythmic Latin title “SloMo”. If successful, Ukraine would double down after their victory in 2016 – two years after the annexation of the Ukrainian peninsula of Crimea by Russia – with Jamala and the title “1944”, a song recounting the deportation of the Tatars by Stalin.

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