Pray For Barcelona: Eurovision stars react to terror attack in Spain


On Thursday Spain suffered its worst terrorist attack in more than a decade when a man mowed a van into the crowds along Barcelona’s La Rambla — one of the country’s most famous thoroughfares. According to Catalonian police Mossos d’Esquadra, at least 13 people died while another 100 suffered injuries — many life-threatening.

“Terror will never stop Barcelona from being Barcelona,” the city’s mayor Ada Colau said hours after the attack. “We’re an open, welcoming and courageous city.”

Now, with the news that police foiled a second vehicular attack in the city of Cambrils, Eurovision stars are sending their condolences and love to the people of Barcelona and Spain more generally. You can read some of their thoughts below.

Barei — Spain 2016

Edurne — Spain 2015

Ruth Lorenzo — Spain 2014

Manel Navarro — Spain 2017

Pastora Soler — Spain 2012

Daniel Diges — Spain 2010

Soraya — Spain 2009

Anggun — France 2012

Nothing justifies violence. My sincere condolences… #Barcelona

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Dalal Midhat — Bosnia and Herzegovina 2016

?????? #prayforbarcelona

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Sakis Rouvas — Greece 2004 and 2009

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Lena — Germany 2010 and 2011

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Lucia Perez — Spain 2011

Julio Iglesias — Spain 1970

Rosa Lopez — Spain 2002

Richard Herrey — Sweden 1984

Nanna Grönvall — Sweden 1996

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