Not a lot can cease some followers’ dedication to the Eurovision Track Contest – not even Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
Because the 66th version of the favored competitors obtained underway in Turin, Italy, Ukraine’s commentator Timur Miroshnychenko coated the occasion from inside a bomb shelter because the battle in his nation continues.
Sharing photographs of his setup on social media, the 36-year-old appeared prepared for the duty at hand, in entrance of two screens, earlier than Ukraine took to the stage within the first semi-final on Tuesday.
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“Our commentator Timur Miroshnychenko works from a bomb shelter,” the caption said.
“We remind you that the printed from the commentary studio of the primary semifinal of Eurovision will begin on Might 10, at 22:00 on our YouTube channel Eurovision Ukraine.”
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Followers had been fast to reward the TV host for his efforts, with one individual writing: “Incredible job you might be doing!”
Others mentioned “we take care of you with all our hearts” and one other individual merely wrote “braveness” to explain the host.
“Our commentator is fixed!” one fan wrote, including: “Thanks on your work and that regardless of the circumstances, you might be with us!”
Kalush Orchestra, Ukraine’s entrants within the European music competitors, superior from the primary semi-final and are closely tipped to win Saturday’s grand remaining.
Switzerland, Armenia, Iceland, Lithuania, Portugal, Norway, Greece, Moldova and the Netherlands have additionally moved via to the subsequent spherical, with one other 18 international locations battling it out within the second semi-final on Thursday.
In Saturday’s grand remaining, the qualifying 20 international locations will carry out together with the so-called Massive 5 – France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the UK, the international locations that acquire computerized entry into the ultimate. The host nation can also be given a spot within the remaining, however this 12 months’s host, Italy, was already included.
Ukraine’s entry did not have a direct highway to the music contest, with Kalush Orchestra initially ending second within the nationwide Ukraine competitors however successful the general public vote.
They had been finally chosen to exchange Alina Pash, who dropped out of the competition amid controversy over a visit she made to Russia-controlled Crimea.
Ukraine and others had petitioned to the European Broadcasting Union to bar Russia from collaborating.
The European Broadcasting Union, which organises the competition, had initially determined in February that it will enable a performer to signify Russia, regardless of the nation’s invasion of Ukraine. It modified course lower than 24 hours later.
“The choice displays concern that, in gentle of the unprecedented disaster in Ukraine, the inclusion of a Russian entry on this 12 months’s Contest would carry the competitors into disrepute,” a press release launched on the time mentioned partly.
– Reported with CNN
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