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Piers stated Eurovision shouldn’t be known as a ‘contest’ after Kalush took the trophy (Image:...
Piers Morgan and Kaluch Orchestra at Eurovision
Piers stated Eurovision shouldn’t be known as a ‘contest’ after Kalush took the trophy (Image: AFP, Rex Options)

Piers Morgan isn’t so satisfied Ukraine received this yr’s Eurovision on advantage alone, suggesting voters have been motivated by the occasions of the Russian invasion. 

Rap group Kalush Orchestra were crowned winners of the Eurovision Track Contest in Turin, Italy on Saturday night time following a slim race with the UK’s Sam Ryder. 

It was a very particular second for Ukraine, which has been devastated by Russia’s relentless bombing marketing campaign on the nation, inflicting the deaths of hundreds of civilians since February. 

Kalush have been early favourites to win and impressed voters with their well-liked tune Stefania, which was written about frontman Oleh Psyuk’s mom. 

One Twitter consumer challenged Piers on his criticism of Eurovision, suggesting the broadcaster would moderately ‘we… simply feed all of the songs into a pc and it ought to calculate which one is “greatest”.’ 

Piers replied: ‘No, I don’t. However no one who voted for Ukraine thought it was the most effective tune as a result of it clearly wasn’t anyplace close to the most effective. Even Ukrainians don’t suppose it was the most effective tune.. 

Kaluch Orchestra at Eurovision
Kalush proudly flew the flag for Ukraine after being topped winners (Image: AFP by way of Getty Photographs)
Piers Morgan tweet about Eurovision
Piers believes Kalush acquired the ‘sympathy vote’ amid the continuing battle in Ukraine (Image: @piersmorgan, Twitter)

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‘They acquired the sympathy vote, which is okay as long as we drop the phrase “contest” from Eurovision.’ 

He added in a separate tweet: ‘The world’s most absurd, pointless, politically-motivated “contest” excels itself. Ukraine may have despatched one in every of its heroic bomb-sniffing canine to bark the nationwide anthem and nonetheless received. Completely happy for them, however please let’s cease calling #Eurovision a contest… it’s a rigged farce.’ 

Within the UK, viewers were able to vote via phone or by the Eurovision app. Voting opened after the ultimate tune was carried out and remained open just for 15 minutes after. It’s not doable to vote for the act representing your individual nation, so voters would have had to decide on one other entrant.

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Persevering with his takedown on the competitors, Piers added: ‘The results of a world singing “contest” shouldn’t be decided by which international locations are struggling most on the time of the ‘contest’ or there isn’t any level having a contest.’ 

Kalush has been flooded with help from international locations everywhere in the world, in addition to Sam for his triumph in coming second. has contacted Eurovision for remark.

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