UKRAINE duo Tvorchi’s Eurovision song was inspired by soldiers defending Mariupol when it was besieged, they revealed last night.
Jeffrey Kenny and Andrew Hutsuliak said Heart of Steel honored those trapped at the Azovstal Steel Plant during the bombing.
Lead singer Jeffrey told The Sun on Sunday: “It’s about courage – to keep going no matter how wounded and exhausted you are.”
“It’s about the unbreakable will that makes you who you really are.”
Andrew added: “We wrote Heart of Steel when we saw a video of the defenders standing heroically at Azovstal.
“There was no fear or desperation in her eyes. There was a fire burning there. We translated the emotions into music.”
They also thanked Britain for hosting the Eurovision final on behalf of Ukraine.
Andrew said: “It really means a lot to us. We thank you for your continued support leading up to our victory.”
The duo is raising money for neonatal centers in Ukraine to cope with the surge in premature births following the bloody invasion of Russia.