The winner of the 2022 Eurovision Song Contest has been confirmed

The winner of the 2022 Eurovision Song Contest has been confirmed ...

The 2022 Eurovision Song Contest has confirmed the winner, with the Kalush Orchestra stepping away with Ukraine''s crown.

The finalists went head-to-head in a night at a speed of joy, though only one could walk home the winner.

Ukraine came out on top after wowing with their entry ''Stefania,'' scoring a total of 631 points as both the jury and the public votes rallied.

An earlier in the evening, The Kalush Orchestra''s performance drew thousands of fans, wowed them with enthusiasm, with many requesting them to win the competition.

After their victory, rapper Oleh Psiuk said: "Thank you so much for supporting Ukraine. This victory is for everyone in Ukraine! Slava Ukraini!"

The United Kingdom was downed by coming second, having initially won the jury vote, scoring a total of 466 points after public votes came in, while Spain came third with 459 points.

Sam Ryder, a UK rapper, performed his spooky song ''Space Man,'' early in the evening, and his second place was no doubt well-earned, especially after the last year''s nul points.

Given the current political landscape, Russia has been prohibited from this year''s contest due to the war in Ukraine.

Due to the "unprecedented crisis in Ukraine," the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) stated in February that its members would not be permitted to participate, saying that to include Russia would result in "disrepute."

The Eurovision Song Contest for 2022 was aired on BBC One and BBC iPlayer.