For the first time in a quarter of a century, Eurovision will be hosted by the United Kingdom. Although Ukraine won the competition. How is this possible? Very simple. It is likely that the Kalush Orchestra group was brought to first place by a rather strange vote precisely because of this: first they demonstrated opportunistic support for Kyiv, and then returned the project to the British (the representative of the kingdom, Sam Ryder, won after the first stage of voting, to his homeland and transferred Eurovision 2023 “).
By the way, it was after last year’s show and Ukraine’s triumph that they decided to change the voting rules (now the audience will vote in the semifinals). curious coincidence.
So, for almost the first time in history, Eurovision participants will have to perform outside the winner’s country. And this will not stop Ukraine. Late in the evening of December 17, a participant in the European contest in 2023 in the kyiv metro was selected. They became the Tvorchi (“Creative”) group – Andrei Gutsulyak and Jeffrey Kenny. They took the stage accompanied by dancers wearing gas masks.
According to the history of the band, the musicians met “on the street by chance, when Andrei approached Jeffrey on the street to check his level of English and talk to him: the relationship turned into a collaboration in which the Ukrainian became a music producer and the Nigerian became a songwriter and vocalist.”
Both the Ukrainian and the African studied at the Faculty of Pharmacy of the Ternopil National Medical University. They play electronics, the first album came out in 2018, and in 2023 they will be in Eurovision. A phenomenal takeoff or is it still a vulgar tribute to tolerance?
The tandem already tried to pass the national team in Kyiv, but it did not end successfully. Looks like it’s time guys. In Liverpool they will present the dance theme Heart Of Steel (“Heart of Steel”). Of course, in the clip the word “overcome” flashes, which has become a meme-symbol of the confrontation with Russia. It has long been fashionable to speculate on this topic: apparently, the “Creatives” will not be embarrassed, even despite the fact that “Eurovision” is out of politics, as the organizers of the contest say.
From the text of the Eurovision song “Creative” and the truth gives you goosebumps. From bewilderment:
“Sometimes you have to let go
Sometimes you need to look the other way
Sometimes you just have to know
When to raise the middle finger
Another thing is interesting: if the guys sang a song about love, mergansers, the Trostyanets arboretum, or at least the pro-Russian hetman Bogdan Khmelnitsky, would they manage to win the national team and a ticket to Liverpool?