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Emmelie de Forest: "I'm the happiest girl in the world"

19 May 2013 at 03:45 CEST

The host of the press conference first congratulated the Danish team on her victory. Emmelie de Forest then gave a first statement: "Of course there has been pressure, and it was stressful. But it also gave me energy that people supported me, that they liked Only Teardrops and that they voted for me.

What was the craziest moment today? On this question, Emmelie told the press: "When I saw the butterfly with the Danish flag, and then my team cheered and I first didn't understand that I had won."

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On the loud cheer in the arena, Emmelie commented: "It was really overwhelming to feel the fans, the audience, all the energy – it made me feel even greater to have such a backing by the audience."

Who did she contact first?

A journalist asked whom Emmelie texted before going on stage for the winning performance. She answered: "I didn't really text, I was so overwhelmed and nervous – I just wanted to send a message to a good friend, asking: Oh my god, what should I say now. And I did get an answer in fact."

"I don't have the exact schedule, I don't know what will happen but I guess I will be pretty busy", Emmelie explained what she will do on Monday.

Emmelie then gave a message to her family: "It's wonderful, my brothers and sisters mean a lot to me. They gathered here in Sweden tonight and I'm sending them a lot of thoughts."

In addition to that, Emmelie had a touching story to tell about her father: "I'm the happiest girl in the world. Not only for being a winner but also for having won here in Sweden, where my dad came from, he liked this contest so much. But he unfortunately passed away some months ago and couldn't live this, but I'm sure he would have enjoyed this so much."

So, will Emmelie sing at Eurovision again? "You never know what the future brings, but I don't think so. It's a once in a lifetime experience, I'm the happiest girl in the world right now."

Eurovision 2014

On the options of hosting the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest, Jan Lagermand Lundme, Head of Entertainment of DR, stated: "We will do our best. We have plenty of places to host the contest, and we will come back to you in a few weeks."

On the question if she expected victory, Emmelie said: "No. I didn't know if I was going to win. Of course I believed in my song. That's the exciting thing about Eurovision, I was dying in the Green Room when it was so close."

Does Emmelie have an advice for other young artist? - "It is important to have someone to back you up, like I had my mum. You have to be outgoing, keep trying, trying, trying – don't be afraid", she said.

The next question was who were her main rivals, and who was the first to congratulate her. "I was very afraid of Sweden and Norway. And Ukraine and Azerbaijan. The first greeting came from Loreen, who gave me the trophy. She's a great artist, and it was great to see her again", Emmelie replied.

Emmelie also shared her ideas where to put the trophy: "I have a new shelf, where I put the trophies I already won. I think I will put it there."

What does the motto " We Are One" mean to her? "I loved the song from the first time I heard it. It's about that – all the countries united. And the new anthem is a song that could unite all of Europe in music", Emmelie stated.

After that, Jon Ola Sand, the Executive Supervisor of the Eurovision Song Contest, handed over a welcome package and an invitation to Geneva to the next host broadcaster, DR.