Last Saturday, Ukraine’s Kalush Orchestra won the 66th Eurovision Song Contest with the song Stefania, written in tribute to frontman Oleh Psiuk’s mother. With its emotive and rallying lyrics that include the line “The field is blooming, but her hair is getting grey / Mother, sing me the lullaby, I want to hear your dear word“, the track has taken on a new meaning for many.
This week we’re giving away 10 copies of the Stefania CD single. Along with their Eurovision winning song, the CD includes four more tracks, Dodomu, Faijna, Zori, and Gori. To enter the competition all you have to do is answer this question right: In which year did Ukraine make its debut in the Eurovision Song Contest? Send in your answer to firstname.lastname@example.org along with your full name and postal address by next Friday, 20 May, 23:59 CET. The names of the ten lucky winners will be revealed here on our website. Good luck! You can watch again Kalush’s ESC performance from last Saturday at Turin’s PalaOlimpico here
Update May 23: It’s time to reveal the winners. The correct answer to our question was: 2003! In 2003 Ukraine made its debut in the Eurovision Song Contest (Oleksandr Ponomariov Hasta La Vista, placed 14th). Now we have ten lucky winners for the 5-track CD single Stefania by Kalush Orchestra, and they are: Ruben Verdonck (Belgium), Luka Čubrić (Croatia), Virginia Zazzeri (Italy), Thomas Reichenbach (Australia), Mireille Lanser (Netherlands), Anastas Chakarov (Bulgaria), Jorge Tobarra (Spain), Claudia Bücherl (Germany), Eva Kuchařová (Czech Republic), Sebastian Mnich (Poland), congratulations! and better luck next time for those who did not win.