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Bonnie Tyler in Eurovision: your reaction

Laurie Parker: "She would be wasting her time, the contest is a joke and any decent singer wouldnt entertain it!"

Bryn Morgan: "Good luck to her, good luck"

Adele Williams: "It's all about politics. Doesn't matter who sings for us!"


Another boost for Bonnie Tyler at 2013 Eurovision?

Bonnie Tyler's trademark husky vocals are a result of throat surgery Credit: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

Neath-born Bonnie Tyler is famous for hits including 'Total Eclipse of the Heart' and 'Holding Out For a Hero'.

She is known for her husky singing voice - the result of an operation to remove nodules from her throat in 1976, which could potentially have ended her career before it started.

Bonnie credits the surgery with helping develop her trademark vocals and later that year scored her first hit when her second single 'Lost In France' made the top 10.

Will Bonnie Tyler avoid 'nil points' at Eurovision?

Neath singer Bonnie Tyler plans to sing a track called 'Believe in Me' Credit: Andreas Lander/PA

Neath singer Bonnie Tyler plans to perform a track called 'Believe in Me' at this year's Eurovision Song Contest in Sweden - but will the UK really believe in her with our dismal Eurovision history?

At last year's competition in Azerbaijan, crooner Engelbert Humperdinck narrowly avoided a 'nil points' finish with his ballad 'Love Will Set You Free' - scraping into last-but-once place.

Legendary crooner Engelbert Humperdinck scraped a dismal 12 points at Eurovision 2012 Credit: Joerg Carstensen/PA

Even popular boy band Blue didn't make the top 10 in 2011, with the not-so-aptly named anthemic number 'I Can'.

Liverpudlian act Jemini didn't even get off the starting blocks after their track 'Cry Baby' scored zero points in 2003.

In fact, the last time the UK won the Eurovision Song Contest was in Ireland in 1997, when Katrina and The Waves stormed to victory with 'Love Shine A Light'.

Katrina and the Waves celebrate with champagne after winning Eurovision in 1997 Credit: John Giles/PA


Bonnie Tyler to perform in Eurovision Song Contest

The Neath singer has a strong fanbase in Europe Credit: Andreas Lander/PA

Welsh singer Bonnie Tyler will represent the UK in this year's Eurovision Song Contest.

The 61-year-old will perform a track called 'Believe In Me', written by Desmond Child, Lauren Christy and Christopher Braide and produced by David Huff.

This year’s competition is in Malmö, Sweden, in May.

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