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Ukraine's Volodymyr Zelensky vows to host Eurovision as win brings 'incredible happiness'

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President Volodymyr Zelensky has said Ukraine will host the next Eurovision Song Contest after the country's folk-rap group Kalush Orchestra won the 2022 trophy.

Kalush Orchestra were destined for victory amid Russian President Vladimir Putin's invasion, which sparked Eurovision organisers to ban Russia from competing this year.

Ukraine, which joined the contest in 2003, won by a landslide 631 points as votes from the public came in their droves to show their support for the country.The win is the third time Ukraine have taken home the victory – after previously being crowned Eurovision champions in 2004 and 2016.

Get exclusive celebrity stories and fabulous photoshoots straight to your inbox with OK!'s daily newsletter After Kalush Orchestra were announced as the winning act, President Zelensky vowed that Ukraine will host the next Eurovision Song Contest as per tradition.

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