Eurovision winner Katrina Leskanich quashes hope UK will win this year with Sam Ryder

Katrina Leskanich spoke about the Eurovision Song Contest on This Morning earlier
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She said on the show that she doesn't think Sam Ryder will win tomorrow night
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She shared her prediction during an appearance on This Morning earlier, ahead of Sam's performance in the Grand Final of the competition in Turin tomorrow evening.

Asked if he could win, she said: "No, he can't win. He won't win." She suggested that Ukraine 's entry Kalush Orchestra will instead, citing the ongoing political climate around it.

The Walking on Sunshine singer commented: "The Ukraine is going to win. It is political but it can be a heartfelt political thing." She added: "We need to give it to the Ukraine."

Katrina predicts that Ukraine's Kalush Orchestra will become the next winners of the contest (Credit: AFP via Getty Images)

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And although she isn't holding out much hope that the UK could win at the Pala Olimpico stadium, she acknowledged much support, saying: "People are feeling the love for Sam."

Katrina teased that it's "because he looks like a viking," and appeared to further compliment our entrant on the show for looking "fabulous" and for the song "sounding great."

Discussing her own experience at the contest in 1997, she recalled that her band "didn't feel there was any pressure" because they weren't expected to win the competition.

The singer won the contest in 1997 with the song Love Shine a Light
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Sam will compete in the Grand Final of the contest against entrants from 24 other countries including Sweden, the Czech Republic, Serbia, Iceland, Armenia and Australia.

The Eurovision Song Contest 2022 concludes with its Grand Final tomorrow night (May 14). It will be broadcast in the UK from 8pm on BBC One, BBC Radio 2 and BBC iPlayer.

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