“It’s Ukraine’s party, we’re just inviting them to throw it at our house”
UK’s representative at Eurovision-2022 — Sam Ryder — has posted a statement in support of Ukraine after the UK was announced as the Eurovision host for next year’s competition. Ukraine won the singing contest this year, but due to the ongoing war in the country, the UK will be hosting instead.
“It’s Ukraine’s party. We’re just inviting them to throw it at our house. I know how much it means to Kalush [Orchestra] and the Ukrainian delegation that Eurovision would be held at home in Ukraine next year. And I’m not the only one whose heart is heavy knowing that that can’t be the case at this moment in time. But what I would love to say to anyone watching this from Ukraine is that we know how to throw a party here in the UK and our excitement is outshone only by our focus on that one sole objective,” the singer said.