Bonnie Tyler told her song is ‘too good’ for Eurovision
The 61-year-old star will represent the UK in next month's singing competition in Sweden with a track called Believe In Me
Eurovision hopeful Bonnie Tyler says she has been advised that if her song does not win the contest, it is because it is “too good”.
The 61-year-old Total Eclipse Of The Heart star will represent the UK in the singing competition with a track from her new country-inspired album called Believe In Me.
She follows Engelbert Humperdinck, who last year finished just one place off the bottom. And in 2011, boy-band Blue finished in 11th place.
Tyler revealed: “It has been said to me over the last couple of weeks, ‘You’re not going to win this Bonnie, your song’s too good’ Eurovision – you can’t guarantee that it’s all about the song, but I’m going to give it my best shot and I think we’ve got a good chance of having a good score at least... I hope.”
The contest will take place in Malmo, Sweden, on Saturday, May 18.
Welsh star Tyler admitted she is more nervous about getting her outfit right, rather than performing to viewers across Europe at the show.
She said: “I don’t know what I’m wearing. I’m seeing the stylist but it’s going on a bit now and I still don’t know what I’m wearing – and that’s a bit nerve-racking.”
But the Holding Out For A Hero star is staying true to herself with her performance.
“I’m not going dramatic, I’m going Bonnie Tyler,” she insisted. “I’m not having backing dancers on the stage. I’ve got musicians and backing vocalists on the stage. My outfit will be much like I wear normally I think. Probably something a bit off the shoulder, with sleeves. Not too low cut and maybe some sort of flowing bottom over skinny trousers or something.”
And Tyler is very proud to be representing the UK: “I only wish that my mother and father were still alive to see it, because they loved the Eurovision, and they’d be so proud.”
The competition will be broadcast live on BBC One and BBC1 HD with commentary by Graham Norton., and on Radio 2 with commentary from Ken Bruce
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