Eurovision: Denmark’s Emmelie De Forest Wins


Denmark’s Emmelie de Forest has won this year’s Eurovision Song Contest with her ethno-inspired flute and drum tune Only Teardrops.

There was tough competition from spectacular stage shows by performers from Azerbaijan and Ukraine.

But Bonnie Tyler, who represented Great Britain with Believe In Me, finished 19th out of the 26 acts performing in Malmo, Sweden, with 23 points.

Ireland’s entry, the dance track Only Love Survives by Ryan Dolan, came in last place with just five points.

Speaking after the votes came in, Welsh singer Tyler, 61, who topped charts around the world in her heyday, said despite her final score the experience had been “fantastic”.

She said: “I got the feeling tonight that I got at the Grammy awards. I’m sure a lot of people will be disappointed on my behalf, but I have really enjoyed my Eurovision experience.

“I did the best that I could do with a great song. I don’t feel down and I’m ready to party.

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