Yesterday the music industry lost another of the big ones. Prince passed away only 57 years old. Since his breakthrough in the late 70’s, his originality influenced many, and also Eurovision artists have expressed their sorrow by the news of his death.
Since the late 1970’s Prince has been one of the biggest stars on the music scene. He hasn’t always been selling well, but he never stopped taking chances, and his originality have inspired many. Hashtags like #Prince and #RIPPrince went viral last night, and among the many who posted about him on social media like Facebook and Twitter, we also found many Eurovision artists.
Let’s take a look at what they posted:
Måns Zelmerlöw (Sweden 2015)
- Still can’t believe it. One of my greatest heroes. I’m so happy I got to see him live in 2011. What an artist and influencer. Genius. R.I.P.
Poli Genova (Bulgaria 2011 and 2016):
Michael Teschl (Denmark 1999)
- “So … This is what is sounds like when doves cry, For mig var denne lille mand den allerstørste. Tak til dig, Prince. Tak, fordi du lagde vejen forbi. It’s been a full-scale purple pleasure.” (The Danish bits translates to: For me this little man the very greatest. Thank you, Prince. Thank you for stopping by).
Michael Szpak (Poland 2016)
Daniel Kajmakoski (FYR Macedonia 2015)
Amir (France 2016)
Ruth Lorenzo (Spain 2014)
- “Stil in shock… You have given me so much, your song made ME! I will forever be grateful to your Purple Rain… #RIPPrince”
Gerard Joling (The Netherlands 1988)
- “Prince een groot artiest en legende overleden. Ik zal nooit vergeten dat hij ooit aanwezig was bij een optreden van mij in Amsterdam #Prince” (Translates to: Prince, a great artists and legend has died. I will never forget that he was once present at one of my performances in Amsterdam).
Trine Jepsen (Denmark 1999)
- R.I.P – I’m very grateful I got to experience his magic live on stage #theartistformerlyknownasprince #oneofthegreatest #star #im #sad #youwillbemissed
Lidia Isac (Moldova 2016)
Barei (Spain 2016)
Helena Paparizou (Greece 2001 and 2005)
Laura Tesoro (Belgium 2016)
Jamala (Ukraine 2016)
Let’s end with the beginning of the lyrics to Prince’s Let’s Go Crazy song which you can watch in the video below:
We are gathered here today
2 get through this thing called life