Eurovision stars react to USA gay marriage ruling
Following the landmark ruling by the United States supreme court yesterday, which ordered that all 50 states must recognize same-sex marriage, Twitter exploded with the hashtag #LoveWins.
The American news not only reached Americans, but people all over the world, including Eurovision stars of past and present, who posted their reactions to Twitter.
This year’s Eurovision winner, Måns Zelmerlöw, retweeted a post by journalist Johannes Gustavsson.
GRATTIS USA! ❤️💙💚💛💜 Det är dock sjukt att samkönade äktenskap inte är lagligt i alla länder 2015. Kärlek som kärlek! pic.twitter.com/hfQ73UmQFY
— Johannes Gustavsson (@radonhalt) June 26, 2015
One of the hosts of Eurovision 2014, Nikolaj Koppel, simply tweeted “cool” at the White House’s decision to light up in rainbow colors.
— Nikolaj Koppel (@NikolajKoppel) June 26, 2015
The American Hannah Mancini, who represented Slovenia in 2013, tweeted the news from the New York Times.
Proud to be an American at this moment. http://t.co/zWYdDLAmfs
— Hannah Mancini (@hannahmancini) June 26, 2015
Anggun, who represented France in 2012, was clearly excited about the news.
YES!!!!! Mariage is between love and love ❤️ https://t.co/ww8Mqte6P5
— Anggun Official (@Anggun_Cipta) June 26, 2015
Margaret Berger, who represented Norway in 2013, tweeted a link to a photo on her Instagram.
Better late than never 🌈✌🏻💞 https://t.co/UW8WGTxYKk
— Margaret Berger (@MargaretBerger) June 26, 2015
Lena, who won Eurovision for Germany in 2010, simply tweeted #LoveWins.
— Lena (@Lenas_view) June 26, 2015
Ruth Lorenzo, who represented Spain in 2013, echoed that statement.
LOVE wins always!!!! #LoveWins
— Ruth Lorenzo (@RuthLorenzo1) June 26, 2015
The winner of Eurovision 2014, Conchita Wurst, retweeted the tweet by US president Barack Obama.
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) June 26, 2015
Katrina Leskanich, who won Eurovision back in 1997 as Katrina and the Waves, and later hosted the Congratulations show in 2005, tweeted “very cool.”
— KATRINA leskanich (@KatrinasWeb) June 26, 2015
Another Eurovision winner who tweeted in support is Sertab Erener, who won for Turkey back in 2003.
— Sertab Erener (@sertaberener) June 27, 2015
Bianca, of this year’s UK representatives Electro Velvet, congratulated the United States.
Congratulations to the US: today is a great day for equality. #LoveWins
— Bianca (@BiancaNicholas) June 26, 2015
The Electro Velvet twitter page also tweeted #LoveWins, with a photo of the group in rainbow colors.
— ElectroVelvet (@ElectroVelvet) June 27, 2015
Edward af Sillén, Swedish Eurovision commentator and scriptwriter of Eurovision 2013 and the Eurovision 60th anniversary show, tweeted a photo of the breaking news from BBC.
En historisk dag! ❤ Äntligen – Samkönade äktenskap tillåtet i hela USA efter beslut i Högsta Domstolen! pic.twitter.com/X7yfrIVRS7
— Edward af Sillén (@EdwardafSillen) June 26, 2015
The Swedish Sarah Dawn Finer, who has participated in Melodifestivalen several times, hosted it, and performed in the Grand Final of Eurovision 2013, tweeted “better late than never.”
— Sarah Dawn Finer (@sdfiner) June 26, 2015
Krista Siegfrids, who featured a gay kiss in her big Eurovision wedding performance in 2013 for Finland, tweeted the hashtag and a link to a rainbow flag.
— Krista Siegfrids (@KristaSiegfrids) June 26, 2015
Greek Sakis Rouvas, who represented Greece twice, tweeted “love is love” with a rainbow photo of himself.
— sakisrouvas (@sakisrouvas) June 26, 2015
Hera Björk, who represented Iceland in 2010 and participated in Iceland and Danish Eurovision performances as backup singer several times, tweeted the news.
US Supreme Court rules gay marriage is legal nationwide – BBC News http://t.co/qfCuSlhgf7
— Hera Björk (@herabjorkmusic) June 27, 2015
She also tweeted that the world just got a bit better.
Malena Ernman, who represented Sweden in 2009, tweeted a picture of the White House in rainbow colors.
— Malena Ernman (@Malena_Ernman) June 27, 2015
Abdel Aziz Mahmoud, who hosted the 2014 Eurovision press conferences with Ulla Essendrop in Copenhagen, joked that Kanye West can now finally marry himself.
— Abdel Aziz Mahmoud (@AbdelsTweet) June 27, 2015
Boggie, who represented Hungary in this year’s Eurovision, tweeted a link to Youtube’s #ProudToLove video.
— YouTube (@YouTube) June 26, 2015
Let us know if you have seen other Eurovision stars react to the historic news!