After all the excitement and tension in
Sweden, Bonnie Tyler probably can’t wait to get
back to the serenity of her home in the . Algarve
The Eurovision Song Contest produced some good performances last night but in the end the annual event lived up to its delightfully daft reputation again.
Unsurprisingly, the most votes went to
Sweden’s neighbour, . The bookies had been giving
the Denmark UK odds of 50/1 compared
with the favourite Denmark
at 4/6 to win, with the closest competition coming from Norway and . Ukraine
Despite enjoying 80 million record sales in a glittering career spanning more than 30 years,
admitted on the eve of the contest that she was very nervous about representing Britain before an audience said to number 120 million. “This is one of the most nerve-wracking things I have ever
done,” she said. She was remarkably upbeat afterwards. Tyler
Here is a sample of how the BBC is reporting the result and
had been the overwhelming favourite among the 26 entries, with her song Only Teardrops.
finished second. Azerbaijan
Bonnie Tyler came 19th, an improvement on last year when Engelbert Humperdinck
came second from last. UK
There was disappointment for
's Ryan Dolan as he finished
in last place with just five points. Ireland
De Forest won with 281 points and Azerbaijan's Farid Mammadov finished 47 points behind, followed by Ukraine in third and Norway in fourth.
But the Welsh singer scored just 23 points for her performance of Believe In Me.
said that despite her final score the experience had been “a night to remember”. Tyler
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.”