Tyler ‘too good’ for com­pe­ti­tion

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EURO­VI­SION hope­ful Bon­nie Tyler (pic­tured) has been ad­vised that if her song does not win the con­test it’s be­cause it’s too good. The 61-year-old To­tal Eclipse of the Heart star will rep­re­sent the UK in the singing com­pe­ti­tion with a track from her new coun­tryin­spired al­bum called Be­lieve In Me. She fol­lows En­gel­bert Humperdinck, who last year fin­ished just one place from the bot­tom. In 2011, boy band Blue fin­ished in 11th place. ‘‘It has been said to me over the last cou­ple of weeks, ‘You’re not go­ing to win this Bon­nie, your song’s too good’,’’ Tyler says. ‘‘Euro­vi­sion – you can’t guar­an­tee that it’s all about the song, but I’m go­ing to give it my best shot and I think we’ve got a good chance of hav­ing a good score at least.’’ The con­test will take place in Malmo, Swe­den, on May 18. Welsh star Tyler is more ner­vous about get­ting her out­fit right, rather than per­form­ing to view­ers across Europe at the show. ‘‘I still don’t know what I’m wear­ing – and that’s a bit nerve-rack­ing.’’ But the Hold­ing Out For a Hero star is stay­ing true to her­self with her per­for­mance. ‘‘I’m not go­ing dra­matic, I’m go­ing Bon­nie Tyler,’’ she says. ‘‘I’m not hav­ing back­ing dancers on the stage. My out­fit will be much like I wear nor­mally I think. Prob­a­bly some­thing a bit off the shoul­der, with sleeves. Not too low cut and maybe some sort of flow­ing bot­tom over skinny trousers or some­thing.’’ Tyler is proud to be rep­re­sent­ing the UK: ‘‘I only wish that my mother and fa­ther were still alive to see it, be­cause they loved the Euro­vi­sion.’’ The com­pe­ti­tion will be broad­cast on the SBS in May.

– AL­BERTINA LLOYD

Euro­vi­sion Song Con­test: Com­ing soon to SBS1.

Bon­nie Tyler

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