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 group Kalush Orchestra, whose song Stefania mixes hip-hop and traditional music, collected 631 points, ahead of Briton Sam Ryder and his title spaceman (466 points) and the Spanish singer Chanel with Slo-Mo (459 points).
After being elected in 12th place by the jury, Swiss participant Marius Bear suffered a setback in the public vote. Viewers gave him zero points and his song Boys Do Cry. With 78 points, Switzerland ended up finishing 17th, a better place than the betting houses had predicted.
The last place this year was occupied by Germany with six points.
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