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Ukraine Eurovision Winners Sell Trophy

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Kalush Orchestra, the Ukrainian band that took home the Eurovision trophy in this year's songwriting competition earlier in May, has auctioned off the crystal microphone.

The band reported on Facebook that the trophy was sold for $900,000.

"You guys are amazing!" the translated post reads. "We appreciate each and every one of you who donated to this auction and a special thanks to the team Whitebit who purchased the trophy for $900,000 and are now the rightful owners of our trophy."

 

Kalush Orchestra won the 66th Eurovision Song Contest in the event that took place May 10 to 14 in Turin, Italy. It was the county's third win, according to the organization.