HOLDING OUT

Britain’s Representative To The Eurovision Song Contest Is… Bonnie Tyler!

Bonnie TylerPop singer Bonnie Tyler, best known for 1983’s “Total Eclipse of the Heart,” is stepping forward to represent the United Kingdom at the the 2013 Eurovision Song Contest in Malmo, Sweden, this May.

Tyler will perform the song “Believe in Me”—written by “Livin’ La Vida Loca” songwriter Desmond Child—at a competition viewed by an estimated  120 million viewers. (Tyler’s video for “Believe in Me” is below.)

“I am truly honored and delighted to be able to represent my country at Eurovision, and especially with such a fabulous song,” said the 61-year-old Welsh singer, also known for “Holding Out for a Hero” off the Footloose soundtrack. “I promise to give this everything that I’ve got for the UK!”

Can anyone explain what exactly the Eurovision Song Contest is (besides where ABBA got its start)?

No offense to Ms. Tyler, whom we adore, but these aren’t supposed to be the best act from each country, right?

Because that honor clearly goes to Samantha Fox.

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11 Comments

  • QJ201

    Eurovision is the most trashtastic campfest ever!

    FYI: Dana International, a trans woman representing Israel won in 1999!

  • DickGreenleaf

    If you ever get to see the sitcom Beautiful People: you see Dana International in a scene with the teenage version of Simon Doonan.

  • AS

    The UK will probably be right at the bottom again.

    Eurovision is terrible, so terrible it’s unmissable and I love it.

  • CaptainFabulous

    It’s like Star Search: Eurotrash version. So bad, it’s awesome.

    It’s supposed to be a song contest, not necessarily a performer contest. And yes, ABBA got their start in 1974, winning Eurovision with Waterloo.

  • CaptainFabulous

    P.S. what the hell did Bonnie do to her face? She looks horrible!

    P.P.S that song is pretty bad.

  • sangsue

    Why can’t the UK get someone more current to represent them at Eurovision? Then they wonder why they lose.

  • Cam

    So Bonnie Tyler beat out LuLu and Petula Clark to rep Britain this year?

  • Sweet Boy

    Awful song…and Ms Tyler looks like a porn-star from the 80´s … too bad Annie Lennox would never go to Eurovision

  • Stevenw

    @Sweet Boy: Annie doesn’t need to. She still has a career.

  • ropami50

    Bonnie Tyler is an awesome choice for Eurovision … or as I like to call it “gay christmas”!

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