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Eurovision stars react to USA gay marriage ruling

Eurovision stars react to USA gay marriage ruling
  • On June 27, 2015

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.


One of the hosts of Eurovision 2014, Nikolaj Koppel, simply tweeted “cool” at the White House’s decision to light up in rainbow colors.


The American Hannah Mancini, who represented Slovenia in 2013, tweeted the news from the New York Times.


Anggun, who represented France in 2012, was clearly excited about the news.


Margaret Berger, who represented Norway in 2013, tweeted a link to a photo on her Instagram.


Lena, who won Eurovision for Germany in 2010, simply tweeted #LoveWins.


Ruth Lorenzo, who represented Spain in 2013, echoed that statement.


The winner of Eurovision 2014, Conchita Wurst, retweeted the tweet by US president Barack Obama.


Katrina Leskanich, who won Eurovision back in 1997 as Katrina and the Waves, and later hosted the Congratulations show in 2005, tweeted “very cool.”


Another Eurovision winner who tweeted in support is Sertab Erener, who won for Turkey back in 2003.


Bianca, of this year’s UK representatives Electro Velvet, congratulated the United States.


The Electro Velvet twitter page also tweeted #LoveWins, with a photo of the group in rainbow colors.


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.


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.”


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.


Greek Sakis Rouvas, who represented Greece twice, tweeted “love is love” with a rainbow photo of himself.


Hera Björk, who represented Iceland in 2010 and participated in Iceland and Danish Eurovision performances as backup singer several times, tweeted the news.


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.


Abdel Aziz Mahmoud, who hosted the 2014 Eurovision press conferences with Ulla Essendrop in Copenhagen, joked that Kanye West can now finally marry himself.


Boggie, who represented Hungary in this year’s Eurovision, tweeted a link to Youtube’s #ProudToLove video.


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