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VIDEO: Swansea singer Bonnie Tyler to represent the UK in 2013 Eurovision Song Contest

By V_Jones  |  Posted: March 07, 2013

Bonnie Tyler

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Swansea signer Bonnie Tyler will represent the UK in the 2013 Eurovision Song Contest, it was announced today.

Bonnie, who lives in West Cross, will be flying the flag for the United Kingdom at the 58th Eurovision Song Contest in Malmö, Sweden, in front of an estimated global audience of over 120 million viewers.

The Total Eclipse Of The Heart star said: “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!”

She will be performing the song Believe In Me, which was written by Desmond Child, Lauren Christy and Christopher Braide, and produced by David Huff. It was recorded at Blackbird Studios, Nashville, Tennessee and mixed at Eargasm Studios, Santa Monica California by Justin Niebank.

The Eurovision Song Competition will take place on Saturday 18th May in Malmö, Sweden, broadcast live on BBC One & BBC One HD, with commentary by Graham Norton and live on BBC Radio 2 with commentary from Ken Bruce. The semi-finals will be held on Tuesday 14th & Thursday 16th May, broadcast on BBC Three and hosted by Scott Mills and, making her Eurovision debut, Scissor Sisters star Ana Matronic.

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  • cresswell1  |  March 07 2013, 8:06PM

    worse singer to come out of Wales, overrated, vain, should get no points this year.

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  • Jiffy  |  March 07 2013, 2:41PM

    The singers equivalent of "I'm a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here". If Bonnie is lucky, Eurovision will revitalise her career, if not - who cares. The competition is a joke, but not half as funny as it used to be with Terry Wogan doing the commentary. Let's hope some of the other countries put up some loonie entries like the Russian Grannies of last year.

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  • Julesbreadbox  |  March 07 2013, 2:21PM

    Engelbert .....Bonnie Tyler......next year? How about Cliff Richard or Sir Macca himself? Never again a word that Britain doesn't value their OAP's!!

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  • pyreneo04  |  March 07 2013, 1:56PM

    Next year's contest in the Millennium Stadium if she wins then?

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  • pyreneo04  |  March 07 2013, 1:53PM

    Errr...Bonnie is from Skewen, not Swansea.

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  • Zoomer  |  March 07 2013, 1:35PM

    Sorry, but I don't think this is a "standout song". I wish it was. With the right song, I'm sure Bonny could knock 'em dead. Finally, if the Eastern Bloc gang up with each other at the next Eurovision Contest. I think the UK should jack it in

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  • Tink84  |  March 07 2013, 1:11PM

    The song is average but we may do ok as the Bonnie is a lot more popular in other European countries

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  • Philosoraptor  |  March 07 2013, 12:11PM

    PS. I cannot view the video so I am assuming much here

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  • Philosoraptor  |  March 07 2013, 12:10PM

    It is often the same maxmin, they tried the dance thing with several artists and even for dance tunes (I am not the biggest fan anyway) they were always bad. Now they seem to be moving away from that at last but still the song last year was very, very bad lol. I thought Engelbert himself was decent enough, granted he has lost a little of the voice through age, but he is still a draw in Vegas and you need talent for that. The songwriters let him down massively and that was on top of the usual anti-UK sentiment. I just wish Bonnie herself had written the song, then it would have been pretty good... her track record on that front speaks for itself. Multi-Platinum even in the United States during a era when going Platinum required millions of sales. Saying that though, it looks as though they went Stateside this time and mayve their folks can do better than our own lol. :)

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  • maxmin  |  March 07 2013, 11:53AM

    Good point.

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