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Eurovision stars show their pride

01 July 2017 at 09:00 CEST
Second dress rehearsal first Semifinale Thomas Hanses
Madrid is hosting the fifth edition of WorldPride this weekend and several stars from the Eurovision Song Contest, past and present, are set to appear!

WorldPride is an event that promotes lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender equality throughout the world. As part of the festivities several parades, cultural festivals and concerts have taken place in the Spanish capital. This weekend sees the closing ceremony and tonight several Eurovision acts will take to the stage. 

Viva la divas

Slavko Kalezić, who represented Montenegro in Kyiv this year with his song Space, will perform as part of a special segment dedicated to the Eurovision Song Contest during the evening. The singer was excited to appear at the event and took to social media whilst making his journey to Madrid:

Earlier this year Slavko was jokingly crowned the biggest diva by fellow Eurovision 2017 participants. Check out the video below.

Nathan Trent, who represented Austria this year, has just released a Spanish language version of his song Running On Air. Quite fitting given that WorldPride is taking place in the Spanish capital this year. Check out his new version below:

A little bit of history repeating itself

Other stars appearing during the evening include Rosa (Spain 2002), Suzy (Portugal 2014), Ruth Lorenzo (Spain 2014) as well as previous Eurovision winner Loreen (Sweden 2012). Barei (Spain 2016) and fan favourite Kate Ryan, who represented Belgium at Eurovision in 2006, will also appear alongside Conchita (Austria 2014). All three took part in the closing ceremony of EuroPride in Amsterdam last year.

Ever since her Eurovision victory with Rise Like A Phoenix, Conchita has been a vocal advocate for human rights and a frequent visitor to pride events all over Europe and beyond. It earned her the respect of U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, world famous artists like Lady Gaga and many others.

WorldPride in Madrid marks the 40th anniversary of the first ever Gay Pride march in Spain which is often regarded as the beginning of the LGBT rights movement in country. Find the full schedule of the Eurovision acts that are appearing on the official website.