Kalush Orchestra confirmed for Ukrainian Eurovision job

Kalush Orchestra

Kalush Orchestra will represent Ukraine at the Eurovision Song Contest 2022 in Turin.

On hearing the news, lead singer Oleh Psiuk, thanks everyone who supported them in the final of the national selection for Eurovision 2022 where they ended in second place, despite winning the public SMS vote. The job first went to Alina Pash, who later backed out.

In a statement he noted: “We promise to every Ukrainian that we will live up to your choice. In difficult times for our country, we will make our presence known in the whole world.”

Who are they?

The group consists of founder and rapper Oleh Psiuk, multi-instrumentalist Ihor Didenchuk, and DJ MC Kilimmen. Didenchuk is also a member of electro-folk band Go_A.

Kalush was formed in 2019 and named after Psiuk’s hometown n 2021, Kalush announced the launch of a parallel project, Kalush Orchestra. Unlike the main band, Kalush Orchestra focuses on rap with folk motifs and Ukrainian traditional music. The core members of Kalush were joined by multi-instrumentalists Tymofii Muzychuk and Vitalii Duzhyk.