Martin Osterdahl, Eurovision’s executive supervisor, said attention now turns to next year’s competition and its “unique challenges”.
Ukraine has been crowned the winner of the Eurovision Song Contest 2022, after a massive public vote.
In one of the tensest finals in a long time, the public vote swung it and Ukraine’s Kalush Orchestra triumphed with their song “Stefania”.
The act has been the frontrunner since Russia’s invasion – which prompted organizers to ban the country from competing.
The country joined the contest in 2003 and its three wins make it one of the most successful of the newer competitor countries – having triumphed in 2004 and 2016.
Receiving the coveted trophy, Kalush Orchestra said: “Thank you for supporting Ukraine. This victory is for every Ukrainian. Slava Ukraine.”