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Måns Zelmerlöw's home arrival

26 May 2015 at 11:00 CEST
Måns Zelmerlöw in his hometown Lund Christer Björkman (SVT)
The celebrations knew no boundaries when Lund's son Måns Zelmerlöw entered the stage on the main square in town. Thousands of people had gathered on the main square to pay homage to the artist after his victory in the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest in Vienna.

Thousands of citizens of Lund, Sweden, had gathered in the town square to celebrate Måns Zelmerlöw victory in the Eurovision Song Contest last Saturday.

"Thank you for coming here, it heats enormously", said Måns when he was welcomed onto the stage. "I had not expect this, it is absolutely amazing".

Gallery: Måns Zelmerlöw arrival in Sweden

After a clip that showed Måns career the interview continued with Sweden's Head of Delegation, Christer Björkman, on stage: "to win is a television producer's dream, but to win twice in four contests... it is a utopia. Last time someone won so tightly was when Ireland did it in the 90s".

What happens now? Where will the next Eurovision Song Contest take place? "Now begins a fairly lengthy process where cities have an idea, a plan and a passion for submitting applications. The best suggestion wins". Christer replied.

Would Måns be willing to host it? "I would be honoured if I'm asked and would definitley consider it carefully".

Honorary Citizen of the Municipality of Lund

During the tribute Lund councilor Anders Almgren also attended and he planted a tree in Måns' honour. He then announced that Måns Zelmerlöw was appointed honorary citizen of the Municipality of Lund.

"We are proud of you, you are a fantastic ambassador for Lund. It is an honour for me to hand over this gift. A tree planted and guaranteed bloom every year at Eurovision", said the councilor at the ceremony.

Stars wanted to congratulate

Several Swedish stars wanted to pay tribute to Måns. Those who could not attend had recorded a clip with a tribute to the artist, among others, Sanna Nielsen, who sent greetings to Måns great joy.

At the closing of the celebration, Måns sang, obviously, Heroes and then the audience was treated to his old hit Cara Mia, the song that started his Eurovision-career.

Thanks to Pär Källman,, for the making of this article.