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 Eurovision Song Contest has begun with artists from France, Germany, Belgium, Finland along with others performing this year in Sweden.
The Eurovision Song Contest 2013 has begun:
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