After the horrible terrorist attacks that shocked Europe and the whole universe once more, the beautiful city of Barcelona is now counting its wounds. The attacks have left behind 14 dead and more than 100 injured people (many of them seriously), citizens of 18 different countries, according to the Spanish authorities.
As a matter of course, the attacks have shaken the artistic world too. Many local or foreign Eurostars (almost all recent representatives of Spain and several former contestants) have already expressed their condolences to the families of the victims and their mental support to their families via their social media.
The Greek 2004 and 2009 representative, as well as 2006 Eurovision host, Sakis Rouvas has posted on Instragram that picture with a painted Spanish flag writing: “Our humanity is the power of humanity“.
The Eurovision 2010 contestant for Spain wishes strength and sends his good energy to the people of the city.
The 2010 winner for Germany Lena Meyer-Landrut has posted a black heart, expressing her sorrow for the attacks.
The Spanish representative in 1970 has posted a tweet saying: My dearest Barcelona: “What a sadness in this wonderful city. All my strength for you.“
Mi queridísima Barcelona: Qué tristeza tan grande en esta ciudad maravillosa. Toda mi fuerza para ti.#Barcelona.
— JULIO IGLESIAS (@JulioIglesias) August 17, 2017
This is a post by the 2002 contestant Rosa López on Twitter, with which she wishes strength and courage to the victims and their families.
— Rosa López (@RosaLopez) August 17, 2017
The 2009 Spanish hopeful Soraya made a post on Twitter: “Barcelona, my heart is with you“.
This is an Instagram post by the 2012 French performer Anggun. A colorful drawing of the city which sinks into mourning.
The Spanish singer and 2011 contestant says: “What a horror in Barcelona, what a shame!”
— Lucía Pérez (@LuciaPerezMusic) August 17, 2017
Pastora Soler, who respresented Spain in 2012, wishes strength to all citizens of Barcelona:
The 2014 Spanish representative sends also his support via his Twitter account:
The Spanish singer expresses her supporting words on both Instagram and Twitter:
The 2016 contestant posted a picture of hers on Instagram saying: “Today I’m looking at the sky and I see how for every act of pain a color of this world is erased…“
This year’s hopeful for Spain posted this on Twitter:
— Manel Navarro Music (@ManelNMusic) August 17, 2017
Moreover, two older Swedish stars have expressed their sorrow:
The 1984 Eurovision winner, as part of the band Herreys, Richard Herrey sends his condolences from Sweden:
Ännu en gång har liv släckts
Ännu en gång lemlästats
Mångas liv blir nu för evigt insvepta i sorg
Denna mörka meningslösa ondska#Barcelona
— Richard Herrey (@RichardHerrey) August 17, 2017
The member of the former group One More Time Nanne Grönvall, which represented Sweden back in 1996 posted a photo of the city with a heart sending her love:
Får höra om attacken i Barcelona och med bultande hjärta och klump i magen ringer jag direkt till min älskade bror som bor i Barcelona, strax intill Las Ramblas. Kan inte beskriva känslan när jag hör hans röst i telefonen som säger "vi är ok" och samtidigt tänker jag på alla drabbade och deras anhöriga som inte får höra sina nära och kära säga samma sak. Skickar massor av kärlek till Barcelona i denna sorgens stund. #prayforbarcelona
The 2015 Eurovision winner has been strongly related with the Spanish city, as he has spent several years of his life there.
Broken after the tragic events, Måns made the following statements:
I am absolutely devastated by the events in Barcelona yesterday. Enough now. As many of you know, Barcelona is very special to me. I loved every second of my years there – the people and their mentality, the city and it's versatility, the beauty in its architecture, the mountains and the beaches. It's a friendly city. I felt that the first time I set foot there and still do every time I visit. The dark forces of this world try to take that away from city after city, but fail every time. They will fail in Barcelona too. I actually wrote a song about my love for the city a couple of years ago together with Robert Habolin and Gavin Jones. It never became more than a demo. But I felt I wanted to share it with you in this moment of grief. Link in bio. #barcelona
After the attacks, Måns released on Youtube a demo of a song that he had written for Barcelona, being nostalgic of the good memories that he had made there. The title of the song is Can I call you home.