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For Ukrainian fighters Eurovision win heralds coming victory over Russia
Gathered in a basement used as safe quarters north of Kyiv a small group of Ukrainian soldiers joyfully watched their country win the Eurovision Song Contest, saying it heralded their coming victory in the war to evict Russian forces from Ukraine. The Kalush Orchestra won the Eurovision with their entry “Stefania” , surfing a wave of popular support from all around Europe to claim an emotional victory that was welcomed by the country’s president.
‘Stefania Express’: Ukraine cheers war-time Eurovision victory
Proud Ukrainians revelled in their Eurovision Song Contest victory on Sunday, renaming a train route in its honour as they hoped for victory in their grinding war with Russia. Ukraine’s Kalush Orchestra triumphed in Italy on Saturday with their entry “Stefania” , a song fusing rap with traditional folk music that was a tribute to band frontman Oleh Psiuk’s mother.
Ukraine band makes plea for Mariupol at Eurovision final
Ukraine’s Kalush Orchestra on Saturday made a plea for the city of Mariupol and its Azovstal plant at the end of their appearance in the Eurovision Song Contest. “Please help Ukraine, Mariupol. Help Azovstal right now,” lead singer Oleh Psiuk shouted from the front of the stage in the Italian city of Turin after the band performed its song “Stefania” .
Britney Spears announces miscarriage of her ‘miracle baby’
Singer Britney Spears on Saturday posted on her Instagram about the death of her ‘miracle baby,’ about a month after she announced her pregnancy with her husband Sam Asghari. Spears said she was going through a devastating time and perhaps she should have waited to announce her pregnancy.
Box Office: ‘Doctor Strange 2’ Rules Again as ‘Firestarter’ Flames Out
“Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness” is again the No. 1 movie at the domestic box office. In its second weekend of release, the latest installment in Disney’s Marvel Cinematic Universe has collected $61 million from 4,534 North American theaters. Ticket sales were down 67% from its opening weekend, marking a steeper drop off compared to recent Marvel movies like “Eternals” (which declined 61% in its second weekend) and “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” (which declined 52% in its second weekend). However, that sizable decline is not surprising since “Doctor Strange 2” is coming off the 11th biggest opening weekend in history with $187 million. After 10 days on the big screen, the standalone superhero adventure has grossed a strong $291 million in North America.
Huge public support sweeps Ukraine’s Kalush Orchestra to Eurovision win
Ukraine’s Kalush Orchestra won the Eurovision Song Contest in Italy on Saturday with their entry “Stefania” , riding a wave of public support to claim an emotional victory that was welcomed by the country’s president. Sung in Ukrainian, the winning song fused rap with traditional folk music and was a tribute to band frontman Oleh Psiuk’s mother.
(With inputs from agencies.)