Like a herd of confused buffalo The Eurovision song contest is upon us again
The excruciating song fest, that seems to have little point apart from being a bit of a laugh and is the graveyard of ambition and which in recent years has seen some of the worst entries ever coming from the UK who then scream ‘cheat’ because no-one will vote for our rubbish comes round for another yea
We are not quite sure why it always has to be comply funny and we get bored of the screaming of ‘fix’ because east Europeans like dark power ballads sung by wild haired, wonder women and not because of any brotherly love for countries that are often on the edge of war.
Maybe that makes Bonnie Tyler an interesting choice, with her gravel voice and incendiary power ballad technique could she succeed where Engelbert failed?
According to the press release she will…
‘The United Kingdom has long been holding out for a Eurovision hero, and now the wait could be over: today the BBC confirmed that international musical legend Bonnie Tyler will represent the UK in the 2013 Eurovision Song Contest. Bonnie 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.
Bonnie says, “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!”
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”
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. 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.