The 2022 Grammys were already set to be a historic night, but a surprise appearance by Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy sealed the deal.
Amid the telecast of the 64th Annual Awards Sunday night in Las Vegas, the beleaguered leader appealed to all watching around the world amid Russia’s unprovoked invasion of his nation.
In a pre-recorded video from a kyiv bunker, Zelenskyy delivered a powerful speech that was reportedly filmed within 48 hours of airing, according to Variety.
“War. What could be more opposed to music? The silence of ruined cities and slain people,” he said. children were injured and 153 children died, and we will never see them drawing. Our parents are happy to wake up in the morning in bomb shelters but alive. Our loved ones do not know if we will be together again. The war don’t let us choose who survives and who stays in eternal silence.
“Our musicians wear bulletproof vests instead of tuxedos. They sing for the wounded in the hospitals. Even to those who cannot hear them,” Zelenskyy continued. But the music will still pierce through. We stand for our freedom. Live. Love. Appear. On our land, we are fighting against Russia, which brings horrible silence with its bombs. Fill the silence with your music. Fill it today. Tell our story. Tell the truth about the war on your social networks and on television, but not silence.
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