Denmark tipped for Eurovision glory

Emmelie de Forest from Denmark performs at the first semi-final of the 2013 Eurovision Song Contest at Malmo Arena Credit: Kristina Koroleva/Press Association Images

Denmark are the hot favourites to win the Eurovision Song contest tomorrow night - a victory which could trigger the biggest payout in the history of the show.

The Danish entry, Only Teardrops by Emmelie de Forest is 4/6 odds on favourite, with Norway's I Feed You My Love by Margaret Berger second favourite at 5/1 according to betting firm William Hill.

Rupert Adams, from William Hill, said: "Emmelie looks very hard to beat and she could spark the biggest payout in the Eurovision's long and distinguished history."

Welsh singer Bonnie Tyler, who will represent the UK, is more fancied to come last at 8/1 than first where she is placed at 50/1.

Mr Adams said the public had seemingly given up on the Welsh singer's hopes of victory with hardly anyone willing to take a "patriotic punt" on the UK's chances.

However the 61-year-old, who is performing the track "Believe in Me", has still managed to make a big impression in the host city.

A Swedish restaurant treated Tyler to a rendition of her entry while she was dining with her team and BBC staff.