Bonnie Tyler to represent UK at 2013 Eurovision Song Contest
Story by Jack Foley
BONNIE Tyler will represent the UK in the 2013 Eurovision Song Contest, the BBC has announced.
The singer, best known for hits such as Holding Out For A Hero and Total Eclipse of the Heart, will be flying the flag for the UK at the 58th Eurovision Song Contest in Malmö, Sweden, in front of an estimated global audience of over 120 million viewers.
Bonnie commented: “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!”
And Katie Taylor, BBC Controller, Entertainment and Events says: “Bonnie Tyler is truly a global superstar with a fantastic voice and we are delighted she will be flying the flag for the UK in Malmö.”
Tyler will be performing the song Believe In Me, which was written by Desmond Child, Lauren Christy and Christopher Braide, and produced by David Huff.
The Eurovision Song Competition will take place on Saturday, May 18 in Malmö, Sweden, and will be broadcast live on BBC One and BBC One HD, with commentary by Graham Norton and live on BBC Radio 2 with commentary from Ken Bruce.
Born in Skewen, Neath, South Wales, Tyler grew up listening to and being influenced by the legendary female artists of the day, such as Janis Joplin and Tina Turner.
Tyler’s breakthrough hit was her second ever single, Lost In France, which climbed to No.9 in the UK charts. The track was then released in Europe and became a huge hit, staying in the Top Ten in Germany for over six months.
Tyler is due to release her new album, Rocks and Honey, on May 6, 2013.
Watch the video to Believe In Me