The Duchess of Cambridge was featured at the Eurovision Song Contest as Britain hosted the singing competition since Ukraine was unable to because of the ongoing war.
AceShowbiz -Catherine, Princess of Wales played the piano at the start of the Eurovision Song Contest. The 41-year-old royal made a surprise appearance in the opening minutes of Saturday’s May 13 final in Liverpool as she accompanied Ukraine’s 2022 champions Kalush Orchestra in a performance of their winning song “Stefania”.
Catherine’s performance was recorded in the drawing room of Windsor Castle earlier this month and featured in a brief pre-recorded clip alongside a number of British musical stars such as last year’s Eurovision runner-up Sam Ryder, Andrew Lloyd Webber, and Joss Stone.
Kalush Orchestra were shown performing their song from the Maidan Nezalezhnosti metro station in Kyiv.
A message shared on the Prince and Princess of Wales’ Twitter account read, “A pleasure to join Kalush Orchestra in a special performance of last year’s winning Eurovision entry. Enjoy the show Liverpool.”
The contest is being held in Liverpool as the UK stepped in to host as Ukraine are unable to stage the event due to the ongoing conflict with Russia.
Catherine is an accomplished piano player and previously performed with pop star Tom Walker when he sang during the 2021 Christmas carol service she hosted at Westminster Abbey.
Rita Ora performed during the semi-final earlier this week and said she wants Eurovision fans to remember how Britain has sheltered Ukrainian refugees.
The 32-year-old singer said alongside a picture of her backstage with a 12-year-old girl, “This is Sofiia – A dancer and refugee from Rivne, in the northwest of Kyiv. She has been living in Warrington since 2022.”
“To me, Sofiia represents strength and hope during these turbulent, tragic and changeable times. We must not forget the privilege the UK has to play its part as Host Nation at the Eurovision 2023 for the Ukraine after the Kalush Orchestra won the contest last year.”
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