By Daniel Lane
Despite finishing 19th in this year’s Eurovision Song Contest, Bonnie Tyler has scored the highest Eurovision-related new entry on this week’s Official Singles Chart Top 100.
The Welsh star’s Believe In Me finishes the week at Number 93 - six places ahead of Denmark’s winning entry, Emmelie de Forest’s Only Teardrops (99).
“The Eurovision experience has been fantastic,” Bonnie told fans in an official statement posted on her website, www.bonnietyler.com. “I got the feelings tonight that I got at the Grammy Awards. I’m sure a lot of people will be disappointed on my behalf but I have really enjoyed my Eurovision experience.
“The songs and singers at the top I really liked – Denmark, Norway, Azerbaijan,” she added. “They totally deserve to be up there. Of course I’d have liked to bring it home for the UK, but it has been a night to remember!”
Despite Eurovision 2013 only airing on TV four hours before the cut off point for this week’s Official Singles Chart, both tracks have debuted inside the Top 100. The Official Charts Company expects that Believe In Me and Only Teardrops will climb further as the week goes on; last year’s Eurovision Song Contest winner Loreen’s Euphoria peaked at Number 3.
In related news, the album Eurovision Song Contest - Malmo 2013 has leapt a massive 29 places from Number 43 to Number 14 on the Official Compilation Albums Chart.Back