We love the Eurovision Song Contest. So much kitsch, so many incredible outfits and songs, so many key changes and the chance to get really, really drunk with the annual drinking games that go hand in hand with the telecast.
It’s now just four weeks ’til entrants from 39 countries across the continent compete for the most coveted yearly prize in music – the Eurovision Song Contest trophy.
As always, the competition is split into three finals; the two semi finals (to be held on May 14 and 16) and the grand final (on May 18), in which the victorious countries from the two semi-finals will line up alongside the host nation Sweden and the “big five” of the UK, France, Germany, Italy and Spain.
This is our 13th look at the entrants in this year’s series, which means we’re halfway through the field. We’re taking a look at the UK’s entrant – and after fielding Blue and Engelbert Humperdinck in previous years, once again in 2013, it’s a familiar face representing.
BONNIE TYLER : Believe In Me
Welsh songstress Bonnie Tyler is no stranger to chart success. With a career that’s spanned a staggering 36 years, she’s a household name, thanks mainly to her international smash ‘Total Eclipse Of The Heart’, along with hits ‘It’s A Heartache’ and ‘Holding Out For A Hero’.
Last year, the UK strangely chose crooner Engelbert Humperdinck to represent them, so it’s odd that they’re once again putting their trust in someone who’s not really achieved much success in recent years.
She’s still got a pretty amazing voice, however the song does little to elicit the excitement needed for the rest of Europe to vote for the UK, which has placed last three times in the past ten years and towards the bottom in four more.