Bonnie Tyler to take on Eurovision
Another singer from years gone by is to try and woo Europe with song.
The United Kingdom has long been holding out for a Eurovision hero, and now the wait could be over as today the BBC confirmed another music legend is to follow in Engelbert Humperdinck’s footsteps with the 2013 BBC entry seeing Bonnie Tyler will represent the UK.
With a career spanning four decades and a voice instantly identifiable the world over, Bonnie is the international first lady of rock. She 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!”
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. It was recorded at Blackbird Studios, Nashville, Tennessee and mixed at Eargasm Studios, Santa Monica California by Justin Niebank.
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”
The Eurovision Song Contest will take place on Saturday 18th May in Malmö, Sweden, 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.
The semi-finals will be held on Tuesday 14th & Thursday 16th May, broadcast on BBC Three and hosted by Scott Mills and, making her Eurovision debut, Scissor Sisters star Ana Matronic.
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