CONNECT WITH US

SITE SEARCH

  • Bonnie Tyler to represent UK at Eurovision

Friday, March 08, 2013

Image credit: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

Veteran gravelly-voiced singer Bonnie Tyler is to represent Britain at the Eurovision Song Contest, the BBC has announced.

The 61-year-old will perform a new power ballad entitled Believe In Me and will be hoping to restore Britain's fortunes in the annual televised pop music extravaganza.

Britain has won the competition only once since 1981 and several of its entries have finished on or near the bottom of the scoreboard in recent years.

"I am truly honoured and delighted to be able to represent my country at Eurovision and especially with such a fabulous song. I promise to give this everything that I've got for the UK," Tyler said.

The Eurovision Song Contest, broadcast across Europe but also in dozens of other countries, takes place this year in the southwestern Swedish city of Malmo on May 18.

Tyler's hits include It's A Heartache (1977), Total Eclipse Of The Heart (1983), and Holding Out For A Hero (1984), the last time she broke into the British top 10.

She will be hoping to improve on last year's Eurovision performance by another British veteran, Engelbert Humperdinck, who scraped into last-but-one place.

As Britain is one of the 'Big Five' financial contributors to the European Broadcasting Union, their entry qualifies automatically for the finals.

Like Humperdinck, Tyler was chosen internally at the BBC.




Advertisement

Latest from WSFM101.7

  • Latest Traffic

What's Hot

The Clooney Wedding

Sunday, September 28, 2014

They come from different worlds. And he had vowed never to marry again. But George Clooney appears finally to have met his match in the form of Amal Alamuddin.

More

Husband Documents Month Without Wife

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

When this husband's wife and two children left him home alone for a month, he decided to document his adventures on Facebook. The result - 19 hilarious posts... and a growing paranoia of the household cats!

More

2 Year Old Irish Girl Trying To Perform Frozen Tells Her Mum Off

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

An adorable two-year-old Irish girl yells at her parents for interrupting her Frozen performance.

More

Follow Up To 'Go The F*ck To Sleep' Announced!

Thursday, September 25, 2014

From the author of the wildly successful "children's book" Go The F*ck to Sleep comes a sequel that tackles an age-old battle between parent and child: You Have to F*cking Eat

More

Backyard JAM With Shannon Noll

Sunday, September 28, 2014

See what happened when Jonesy & Amanda got Shannon Noll to perform in a listeners backyard!

More

The Best Of Prince

Monday, September 29, 2014

We take a look back at some of his on stage style!

More

Latest from WSFM101.7

  • Latest Traffic
Advertisement