Emmelie de Forest of Denmark Won Eurovision Song Contest 2013 with “Only Teardrops”

Emmelie de Forest of Denmark, who sang “Only Teardrops”, won the Eurovision Song Contest 2013 with 281 votes. Farid Mammadov of Azerbaijan finished second with 234 points, and Zlata Ognevich of Ukraine finished third with 214 points.

There were 26 countries who participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 2013 Grand Finals held in Malmo, Sweden last Saturday, May 18, 2013.

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Emmelie de Forest, Image credit: Eurovision.TV

Emmelie de Forest 20, from Denmark was the favorite even before the Grand Finals; she sang “Only Teardrops” barefooted. Her awesome rendition was so adoringly simple and sweet, with pipes reminiscent of Celine Dion‘s “My Heart Will Go On,” but at the same time, “Pop-ish,” like that of Justin Bieber.

UK’s Bonnie Tyler who performed “Believe in Me” was not able to win; she had only 23 points. Ryan Dolan of Ireland also was not able to make it on top with his song “Only Love Survives“.

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