WINNERS PRESS CONFERENCE
Vasil Dimitrov (Bulgaria)
After months of preparation, many national finals, endless rehearsals, photo shoots, interviews and parties, the final of the Eurovision Song Contest has just ended and we now know who the winner of 2013 is DENMARK – Emmelie de Forest (Only Teardrops).
Directly after the final ended, Emmelie de Forest made her way to the press centre for the winners conference, which lasted approximately 30 minutes. The journalists were ready and waiting to make the most of the opportunity to question the latest winner of the Eurovision Song Contest. The questions/answers asked were as follows:
Q. How did you feel?
A. I am so proud and very happy that people believed in me, my song and thank you to Denmark.
Q. What was the craziest moment of the night?
A. I think when I was told I won and they brought the Danish flag to us.
Q. Every time Russia does not win, we try to find someone who has Russian blood to inspire us, do you have any Russian blood?
A. No, unfortunately not.
Q. How was the feeling from the Swedish audience.
A. I could feel the fans, the energy and performed the song even better.
Q. In Poland the album was released 2 weeks ago, you had polish family from Krakow, but what would you do to bring the missing ESC country of Poland back to Eurovision?
A. Difficult question to answer from Emmelie.
Q. What votes were the most important for you?
A. I was so nervous, I didn’t really think of the different votes coming in, but I texted my best friend to ask what should I say on stage once I knew that I had won. It was very good advice.
Q. Will you bring some Eurovision fever / concert to Solna, Stockholm soon?
A. Its right beside where my brothers/sisters live, so that would be great.
Q. For the first time in ESC history the host country embraced the gay fans, do you think Denmark will do the same?
A. I think it’s great, I think music is all that matters.
Q. What will you do on Monday following your victory?
A. I think it will be busy, and probably do more rehearsing.
Q. You sent a text message to a friend for advice after your victory, what was the advice?
A. Just to thank my family and friends and to thank the people of Denmark.
Q. How does it feel to be so close to your family right now?
A. Have been sending my brothers and sister a lot of thoughts as they could not get tickets.
Q. Lena won ESC and came back the following, are you planning to come back?
A. I don’t think so, it’s a once in a lifetime experience and I’m the happiest girl right now.
Q. Will the 2014 contest be back in the Parken?
A. The best venue will be chosen in the next 2 – 3 months.
Q. Denmark went into the ESC as the favourite, many people are now downloading the song, how would you feel if you were Number 1 over Europe? Did you expect to win?
A. No, I believed in my song, but I was so nervous that I just wanted to do best for Denmark.
Q. Will you sing at Euroclub tonight?
A. If you give me a “White Russian” I might do it, was the response. (The laugher was huge).
Q. You have just won the biggest music contest in the world and you are just 20 years old, do you have any words of encouragement for young wannabe artists?
A. Just go out and believe in yourself, positive thoughts and let yourself be known.
Q. What were you afraid of tonight during the voting? And who was first person to congratulate you?
A. Norway, Sweden, Azerbaijan and Ukraine. First person to congratulate me was Loreen when she presented the trophy.
Q. Are you a happy winner?
A. I am very happy, I am over come with emotions, but the victory is even more special because the win was here in Sweden. My father was Swedish and sadly he passed away 2.5 years ago.
Q. We are one .. What does this mean to you?
A. I hope that it will unite people all over Europe.
Finally all that we can now say is congratulations to Denmark following their victory and we look forward to experiencing the host city in Denmark, once it is known and all it’s delights in 2014. Well done to Sweden and SVT for an amazing production, thank you to all colleagues and friends for a contest to remember and of course to all our readers for their support and dedication to the site. Best wishes as farewell from Malmo, Sweden.