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Belfast can relate to how the power of music can lift morale for contest winners Ukraine

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Ukraine's Kalush Orchestra. Credit: Getty Images

Ukraine's Kalush Orchestra. Credit: Getty Images

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Ukraine's Kalush Orchestra. Credit: Getty Images

The Eurovision Song Contest isn’t meant to be taken too seriously — and neither is the suggestion that next year’s competition could happen in Belfast.

Certainly, Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky seems determined that his country will be the 2023 hosts, and further suggested that "one day" the contest will be held "in a Ukrainian Mariupol" — a city that has been razed to the ground by Russian forces.


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