Ding dong! Krista knows how to make an impact on stage

Apparently Krista Siegfrid’s Eurovision 2013 number went down really well with officials in Copenhagen. Today city councillors announced that Eurovision will turn into a wedding chapel to rival Las Vegas this May. The city will stage a series of massive Eurovision weddings in the days leading up to the Grand Final on 10 May. The city will welcome heterosexual and homosexual couples. This is Scandinavia, y’all!

The ceremonies will take place in three locations on the 7th, 9th and 10th of May.

“Since 2010, we have had a lot of success marrying same- and opposite-sex pairs in the open air at selected locations in Copenhagen,”  Thomas Jakobsen, the director of Copenhagen’s Citizen Service, told DR. “As a city, we put a lot of effort into making everyone welcome and the Eurovision Song Contest is an excellent opportunity to offer weddings.”

In 1989 Denmark became the first country in the world to recognize the legal status of same-sex relationships.

Folks at LGBT Denmark – the national association for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people – are totes excited.

“In 1989, Copenhagen City Hall performed the world’s first ever civil partnership,” its spokesman Søren Lauersen said. “Now, 25 years later, the City of Copenhagen will once again play host to diversity with wedding arrangements in the city”.

It looks like Copenhagen wants to top Krista Siegfrieds’s same-sex advocacy from last year’s contest. Let’s re-watch her performance, which sparked controversy in Turkey!

What do you think about the big wedding event?

Patrick Melbler contributed this report from Austria. Follow him on Twitter @eurovisionboy77. You can also keep up with the latest Eurovision news and gossip by following wiwibloggs.com on Twitter and Facebook.

Photo: Eurovision.tv (EBU)

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PACO
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Que divertido,yo quiero ir Vestido de MASSIEL y mi novio de SALOME y que nos canten eres tu,podria llorar y todo

Arianna
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Gay people propose to each other & sometimes opt to take one or the other’s surname.. at least in Canada anyway. or do the hyphenated thing, or keep their own surnames.

Howard Wachtel
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Krista’s song doesn’t seem like an advocacy for same-sex marriage. If it is another woman that she wants to “marry” her, then why the lines “where is my proposal?” and “I’ll change my last name” in her song? Those lines suggests a woman-man marriage.

Diane
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Diane

I don’t agree with this kind of event, Eurovision should be a song competition right?

israelfurever
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israelfurever

Yes Skandinavia is number one for gay rights

Arianna
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I just imagined a lot of tipsy Euroclub goers deciding on the spot to get married 😛

beccaboo1212
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Gay marriage? Two halves can’t make a whole without a whole!
Giggity giggity giggity giggity! Ooh ee, ooh ah ah, ting tang walla wall bing bang!
Ooh ee, ooh ah ting tang walla bing bang XD

R
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R

I think this is a great idea! More gays will now flock to Denmark – helps with the event, helps with tourism, helps bring in media attention – what’s to lose here?

Oh wait, Russia… Well I don’t think anyone has any major love for Russia at the moment, so who cares?

D
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D

I don’t understand why people hate the Eastern countries so much. Yeah, their political systems aren’t the best but not everybody there are terrible people. And anyways, with Azerbaijan and Russia almost always send amazing songs so you’ll really be missing out if they withdraw. Belarus on the other hand….anyways, I would never wish for a country to withdraw because it’s Eurovision and as DR are saying this year, they want everyone to join them. But back to topic, I would never want to get married at Eurovision lol and I don’t really see the point in them doing this,… Read more »

Giorgos
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I haven’t no problems with this announcement.I hope Russia Belarus and Azerbaijan will withdraw after this and pay a fee.Scandinavia is so advanced-minded people.All countries have to respect everyone.But I hope this block who made Eurovision dirty will withdraw.

Alex
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Alex

Nothing ridiculous about this. It sounds like they’re taking a page out of this year’s Grammy show.

I don’t think Azerbaijan really would care. Russia, however…

Porkwad
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Porkwad

@Jamaraqueer I hope they just withdraw as soon as possible regardless of this issue or not.

Dhani
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ridiculous!! eurovision is not a gay-pride….

Jamaraqueer
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Jamaraqueer

Maybe this will encourage Azerbaijan to withdraw?

Joachim
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Joachim

Pretty sure this is Denmark telling Copenhagen, “We can out-innovate you!” gr8!!

jenny
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jenny

LOL!! I hope they pass out free packs of lube for the honeymoons 🙂 LOVE DENMARK!!!