ESCRadio, which drops every track from Lys Assia and Emmelie de Forest, stage the ESCRadio Awards every year. They award four trophies: Best Group, Best Male Singer, Best Female Singer and Best Song. However, it is not ESCRadio who choose the winners, it is their listeners with a poll.
Bonnie picked up two awards. This is the best the UK has ever done. Their second best result was not even picking one award up in 2011, coming 6th with Blue for Best Group. Tyler received: Best Female Singer and Best Song. This shows us something – if it were down to tele-voting, the United Kingdom would have bagged the win (well, among diehard Eurovision fans, anyway).
Bonnie Tyler said in her interview: ‘The voting is generally political nowadays, isn’t it?’ The interviewer had to agree. Upon picking up the awards, Bonnie thanked the voters – she was really shocked at her win. It was a sure surprise, but a good one!
To date, the last “douze pointe” the United Kingdom received was in 2011 from Bulgaria for Blue and their song “I Can”. Will all that change in 2014? We shall find out…
Here’s the interview.
And here’s the song!