Denmark’s Emmelie de Forest wins Eurovison Song Contest 2013 – watch

UK's entrant Bonnie Tyler came 19th with 23 points

Denmark has won this year’s Eurovision Song Contest in Malmo, Sweden – you can watch the winning song above.

The nation’s winning entrant was Emmelie de Forest with her song ‘Only Teardrops’, which beat off competition from 25 European countries and picked up 281 points to win the contest. The singer had been the bookies favourite to win.

Last year’s (2012) host nation, Azerbaijan, came in second place. Their entrant, Farid Mammadov, finished 42 points behind the eventual winner, followed by Ukraine in third and Norway in fourth. Russia finished in fifth place.

The UK entrant Bonnie Tyler, who is most famous for her 1983 hit single ‘Total Eclipse Of The Heart’, failed to make much of an impact and finished in 19th place with her track ‘Believe In Me’.

But the singer remained positive despite her low score of 23 points, as she faired a lot better than last year’s UK entrant Engerlbert Humperdinck. The veteran crooner finished second bottom with his schmaltzy ballad ‘Love Will See You Free’.

Speaking to reporters afterwards, Bonnie Tyler said: “I got the feeling tonight that I got at the Grammy awards. I’m sure a lot of people will be disappointed on my behalf but I have really enjoyed my Eurovision experience. I did the best that I could do with a great song. I don’t feel down and I’m ready to party.”

TV viewers across Europe were entertained with a mix of disco-pop, power ballads and the typically bizarre. The Romanian entrant sang in a high-pitched voice while dressed as a sinister overlord, while the Greek entry performed a song called ‘Alcohol Is Free’.