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Denmark's Emmelie de Forest says she was 'amazed' to find out she had won the Eurovision Song Contest and admitted that when she was first told she "just didn't understand it".
Winner of the Eurovision Song Contest Denmark's Emmelie de Forest said she is “overwhelmed, surprised but happy”.
Denmark has won the Eurovision Song Contest 2013 with singer Emmelie de Forest who scooped the top bauble.
Conservative MP Damian Green and Bucks Fizz singer Mike Nolan, whose group won the Eurovision Song Contest in 1981, have congratulated Bonnie Tyler who represented the UK.
The UK has given its 12 points to Denmark at this year's Eurovision Song Contest.
Denmark and its singer Emmelie de Forest are currently top of the leaderboard.
Welsh star Bonnie Tyler flew the flag for the UK tonight with a belting rendition of Believe in Me at the Eurovision Song Contest. Speaking immediately after the performance, Tyler said:
"What an incredible atmosphere. I really enjoyed that performance, I got out there and gave it some welly.
"When all those lights came on it felt like magic, all twinkling lights everywhere. I really hope Europe enjoyed it."
She has one point so far.
The voting lines for this year's Eurovision Song Contest have now closed:
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The UK was holding out for a hero but in the event Bonnie Tyler was totally eclipsed by favourite Denmark at the Eurovision Song Contest/
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