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/
Your definitive viewing guide to the 58th annual Eurovision Song Contest in the Swedish city of Malmö.
The second of two semi-finals will take place today ahead of this year's Eurovision Song Contest final on Saturday.
The UK's Eurovision hopeful Bonnie Tyler has tweeted a picture of her friends and family showing their support ahead of the contest.
Don't forget to put #BelieveInBonnie on your tweets throughout Eurovision tonight. Let's get Bonnie trending!
Last year's Eurovision Song Contest winner Loreen has told Eurovision TV her victory "basically changed my life":
The Eurovision Song Contest has urged its followers to help it trend on Twitter ahead of tonight's live broadcast final:
Fans are already queuing up outside the arena wearing all colours of the rainbow to get the best spot for the Grand Final! #Eurovision
Fans of Bonnie Tyler were the first to arrive at the Malmo Arena ahead of the Eurovision Song Contest tonight - some six hours before the show.
They told ITV News they wanted to get the best possible position in the arena to see the Swansea singer perform.
The UK's Eurovision hopeful Bonnie Tyler has tweeted to her fans "#BelieveInBonnie" ahead of tonight's performance:
Today's the day! Eurovision is almost here #BelieveInBonnie
Hundreds of fans have gathered in Malmo, Sweden, ahead of tonight's Eurovision song contest final.
Fans from across Europe are arriving in the city, which was chosen to host the event after Swedish contestant Loreen won last year:
The UK is the joint second-most successful country in the contest with Sweden, France and Luxembourg. Ireland is the most successful with a total of seven wins.
- Won the competition five times (1997, 1981, 1976, 1969 and 1967)
- Finished second place 15 times
- Finished last in 2003, 2008 and 2010
- Competed every year since 1957
- Hosted the competition eight times
British people are the most likely to say that some countries suffer unfairly from political voting in the Eurovision Song Contest, and do not have any real chance of winning it.
- A survey shows that 75% of Britons say some countries do not have a real shot at winning the talent contest because of political voting by other competing nations
- YouGov's EuroTrack survey also found that all of the countries surveyed - especially Britain - are fairly sceptical about Eurovision's power to unite Europe
- The contest was started after the Second World War with the aim of helping to bring European countries closer together around a programme of fun, light entertainment
Welsh singer Bonnie Tyler is placed at 50/1 to win the Eurovision Song Contest 2013, according to betting firm William Hill which it says is the biggest price ever for a UK entrant.
Bonnie had been hoping to avenge the performance by the UK last year when Engelbert Humperdinck limped into second to last place with Love Will Set You Free.
Bonnie Tyler, who is performing the track Believe in Me, has still managed to make a big impression in Malmo which has been her home for the past few days in preparation for the huge show.
At a concert featuring five of the leading countries involved in backing Eurovision, the crowd was chanting her name as each of the acts came on stage.
And as she dined in a restaurant with her team and with a traditional Swedish feast, the whole restaurant joined in singing her entry.