Eurovision stars from Ukraine and beyond have this evening performed as part of the Embrace Ukraine benefit concert, in aid of the beleaguered nation’s fight against the Russian invasion.
Described as a “charity rally in support of Ukraine”, the two hour event took place at the Museumplein in Amsterdam, Netherlands this evening and was hosted by celebrated commentator and Eurovision 2017 host Timur Miroshnychenko and Ukrainian TV host and personality Kateryna Osadcha.
A number of Ukrainian Eurovision artists took part, including the country’s three winning artists Ruslana, Jamala and Kalush Orchestra, and runner-up in 2007, Verka Serduchka.
Also performing at the show were Denmark’s 2013 champion Emmelie de Forest, Austria’s 2014 winner Conchita Wurst and recent Eurovision alumni Blind Channel (Finland 2021), Malik Harris (Germany 2022), Jeangu Macrooy (Netherlands 2020, 2021) and S10 (Netherlands 2022).
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The event’s aim is “to consolidate the European audience around Ukraine’s willingness to become part of the EU family. The marathon will also be raising funds via the UNITED24 global fundraising platform — for the purchase of C-arm X-ray machines for healthcare institutions that provide medical assistance to the wounded and injured people [of the war]”.
The event was timed to precede the European Council session in Brussels, which could see Ukraine’s status as a candidate country to join the European Union confirmed.
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