Going into the 2023 Eurovision Song Contest, the atmosphere is colored by the continuing war in Ukraine, and the displays of solidarity which continued over the past year. Further east, however, Armenia has gone through its wars with Azerbaijan, but with fewer fanfare in the fandom and the world at large. How does that play out in the contest, and how are these two countries seen in Europe?
After a journey to get to Turin, Kalush Orchestra is determined to showcase their blend of Ukrainian folk music and hip hop on stage. But with the circumstances, they not only sing an ode to Stefania, but also to all mothers.