From Ryan Dolan to Anouk to the Eurovision Winner Emmelie from Denmark – they all have returned home to wonderful receptions. We have taken a quick look at them all.
Ryan Dolan and Team Ireland returned home late on Sunday evening from Malmo to a huge welcome at Dublin Airport. People and Press were there to greet him and Ryan was on The Mooney Radio show yesterday to celebrate him making the final of the song contest this year.
Ryan is in the top 10 iTunes download chart with his song “Only love Survives” and his album “Frequency” continues to climb the charts.
Like Ryan hundreds of fans turned up to greet Anouk home at Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport on Sunday. Anouk’s song “Birds” placed ninth in the Grand Final. This was the first time since 2004 that The Netherlands reached the Final of Eurovision. Anouk was delighted and said “We wanted to be in the Top 10 and we succeeded. It’s crazy, right?” Anouk is still number 1 in the Dutch iTunes download chart.
(YouTube Video Courtesy of Eurovision)
Emmelie de Forest returned to a hero’s welcome in Copenhagen after winning the Eurovision Song contest for Denmark – the third time in the country’s history. Despite the terrible weather thousands of people turned out to greet her back home. She was taken by an open top bus through the streets of Copenhagen to Tivoli where a huge crowd were gathered to listen to a mini concert by the new Starlet. The entire return was shown on live Danish Television – how many other countries would do that?
(YouTube Video Courtesy of hvidovreifs)
“Only Teardrops” is still charting on the iTunes charts across Europe.
A good lesson to potential Eurovision contestants – the contest is what you make of it and it is on the ascendance in popularity again.
Author/Website co-founder and Editor in Chief Garrett Mulhall
Source – Eurovision Ireland