With the stakes as high as ever and the emotional return of the Eurovision Song Contest after a two-year absence, it is no wonder that many of the artists taking part in last night’s final got emotional for various reasons, spilling over into the reaction from many Eurovision fans and viewers from across Europe.

As the dust settles on Rotterdam’s fantastic hosting in difficult circumstances, let’s take a look at how the artists reacted to last night’s result…

(Note: not all artists have given a public reaction to be included)

1st – Måneskin (Italy) – “Rock n roll never dies, tonight we made history. We love u”


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2nd – Barbara Pravi (France) – “What a show, what a night and what a hell of an adventure! THANK YOU, thank you thank you thank you thank you for all of your messages of love, I am so so so proud! 2nd place! I was not born the last time this happened!

I came into this fully aware that I was an outsider because my performance wasn’t Eurovision-friendly – from my song, to the staging to the wardrobe. But my team and I made zero concessions to get here. So I’m proud, so proud not only to bring this podium to France but because I did it while managing to stay true to myself, to the woman and to the artist that I am.”

3rd – Gjon’s Tears (Switzerland) – “I’m very satisfied. To be honest, I’m glad I made it, I’m glad people liked it. I am satisfied that the jury voted for first place. That was incredible. It touched me a lot because I need this professional recognition. It was great fun. I really feel like I gave everything I could. To have this is great. I’m really happy, I wanted to be in the top 3. People listened to me and liked it. You voted for me. I’m very satisfied.”

4th – Daði og Gagnamagnið (Iceland) – “4th place! I like! Thank you for Eurovision, now on to the next thing!” (Speaking to RUV) “We sat here on the 7th floor of this hotel and watched ourselves on TV landing in 4th place at Eurovision. We would have ruined this if we had gone on stage. There is no question!”

5th – Go_A (Ukraine) – “Thank you for your incredible support! Televoting says we’re #2. Just wait til lockdown ends – and we’ll go and play for you all!!! YOU ARE AMAZING!”

6th – Blind Channel (Finland) – “Yes yes and one more time yes, victory for the rock and roll band  and the best position for Finland since I don’t know when. So thank you everybody who voted!” “Thanks for an unforgettable journey Eurovision and all of you around the world watching. To all new followers here, welcome to the #violentpoprevolution. Catcha later, we have an album to make.”

7th – Destiny (Malta) – “Just woke up in Rotterdam and realized how blessed I am to have been part of this year’s Eurovision! I would like to thank all of you for the love and support  you have shown me, my team for taking me to the next level, I am proud and happy to have you with me and I am more than sure that our journey together will continue. Last but not least a big thank you to all my family for supporting me since day one and my grandad watching from up above.. this one is for you!”

8th – The Roop (Lithuania) – “It was a huge honor to represent Lithuania in one of the biggest TV shows in the World. We were seen by many eyes. Thank you for an endless stream of greetings! Special thanks to all the viewers. You are the reason we went to Eurovision. It’s only the beginning of our musical journey. Let’s discoteque!”


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10th – Stefania (Greece) – “I felt so great and honoured to hold this beautiful flag. Thank you so much for all of your support! It means the world to me!”


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11th – Victoria (Bulgaria) – “Thank you all for your support! This journey was so emotional and I am proud of everything we have achieved together! I want to thank BNT and Ligna Group for believing in me and giving me the opportunity to represent Bulgaria at Eurovision and our official sponsor iCard for the strong support for the past two years. I also want to thank my team, who have also been there for me all this time and put all their heart, strength and energy into this project! Without you, this would never have been a reality. Love your families and appreciate every moment in life!”

13th – Natalia Gordienko (Moldova) – “I want to express my immense gratitude to everyone who supported me and voted! I felt your support at the cellular level! Thanks to my amazing team – you are my big talented family! I love you very much! Soon I will be home and the first thing I do is hug my most beloved son. We are very tired, but I will never forget those wonderful days! They were the most difficult in my life, given the setting with unique arrangements. Eurovision 2021 is a symbol of the returning holiday! We broke through and did everything to represent Moldova with honor and pride. And I sincerely believe that everything worked out! Love you!”

14th – Tusse (Sweden) – “Fourteen is now my lucky number. Thanks for the love and support. Sorry Sweden but it was not top 10 – we have been spoiled with fantastic artists in recent years, simply big shoes to fill! Thank you for your trust and hope you had an equally wonderful evening as me! Now to sleep here and go home and eat regular home cooking finally! Then there is a certain science submission that must also be done!”


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16th – Elena Tsagrinou (Cyprus) – “I love you so much! Thank you for supporting us! I’ll keep you in my heart, see you soon!”

17th – Eden Alene (Israel) – “I enjoyed every second and I’m feeling very good because we were so good, me and the dancers and I felt their energies!”

18th – TIX (Norway) – “Yesterday a 17-year-old from the Netherlands came and told us that we saved his life. Mission accomplished!”

19th – Hooverphonic (Belgium) – “It was a crazy journey but it was worth it! Hope to see you again real soon!”

21st – Anxhela Peristeri (Albania) – “Thank you from the bottom of my heart for every message you have sent me and for every cent you have spent to vote for Albania in Eurovision! I am very grateful to you and honestly it is the most beautiful feeling I have experienced throughout my career! It was a super experience that I would definitely do again and again and I will miss this feeling and that scene! Love you so much!”

22nd – Senhit (San Marino) – “NOOO the crown is goooooneeee 😂😂😂😂🙈
I still have my heart coming out of my chest with JOY🙏🏾❤️ And I’m so HAPPY and BLESS that I still feel your love support and enthusiasm strong.. To all my fans around the world YOU are my fucking ADRENALINA!”

Flo Rida (San Marino) – “Oh man I had so much fun, shout out to Senhit, shout out to San Marino, to all my fans in Europe, man, it’s been a ton of fun, super exciting!”

24th – Blas Cantó (Spain) – “Thanks SPAIN. For the thousands and thousands of messages of love that I have received for more than 2 years. All my respect to whoever decides to embark on this adventure, it is INCREDIBLE. We have not won Eurovision; but we won WITH Eurovision. Infinite thanks! Congratulations Italy!”

25th – Jendrik (Germany) – “Oh you people thank you for your lovely lovely messages!!! Honestly, I already thought, this might happen, but getting a good position was never the reason why I wanted to participate in the ESC – but you all know that – I wanted to participate to experience this event in person – celebraiting music, cultures, and community. LETS GET THIS NEW CHAPTER STARTED!”


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