The Telegraph: Ukrainian giant takes Eurovision 2013 by storm

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May. 16, 2013 16:38
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Zlata Ognevich
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Eurovision might be a song contest, but one of the most talked-about stars to have made it through to Saturday night's final in Malmo didn't have to utter a word to make his presence felt during the semi-final stage.

Igor Vovkovinskiy, who is 7 feet 8.33 inches tall, won an army of online fans as he walked out onto the stage at the start of Ukraine's performance on Tuesday night, dressed as a medieval giant, carrying singer Zlata Ognevich in his arms. 

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