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Hero's welcome at home for Eurovision winner

6:23pm EDT - 01:15

Sweden's Eurovision Song Contest winner Mans Zelmerlow receives a hero's welcome in his home town. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION STORY: Swedish singer Mans Zelmerlow was celebrated in his home town of Lund on Monday (May 25) after winning the Eurovision Song Contest with the song "Heroes" over the weekend. Zelmerlow beat Russia and Italy in the world's biggest international music show, which took place in Vienna on Saturday (May 23). The annual kitsch-fest was watched last year by more than 195 million people in 45 countries, or more viewers than the Super Bowl. Monday's audience was much smaller but just as enthusiastic, as Zelmerlow performed the electro-pop ballad "Heroes" in Lund's city center. "It feels great. I received such a nice welcome here. I'm so proud and happy that so many people came here despite the rain and bad weather. It was great fun and I'm so happy we did this in Lund," he told journalists after the show. Sweden has won the 60-year-old competition six times, more than any other nation apart from Ireland. It won most recently in 2012 with "Euphoria" by Loreen and now gets to host the contest again next year.

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Hero's welcome at home for Eurovision winner

6:23pm EDT - 01:15