Denmark wins Eurovision Song Contest 2013

Denmark has won the Eurovision Song Contest 2013.

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Emmelie de Forest's "Only Teardrops" won the contest with a total of 281 points.

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Denmark entry for Eurovision 2013 - Emmelie de Forest

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The event was broadcast across Europe, live from host city Malmo in Sweeden.

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Bonnie Tyler - UK Entry for Eurovision 2013UK entry Bonnie Tyler came in at 19th place with a total of 23 points.

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Before the show, Denmark were odd's on favourite to win the contest. Singer Emmelie de Forest was favourite to win with Only Teardrops. Halfway through the voting they took a lead.

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Newcomer Ryan Dolan performed Ireland's entry, Only Love Survives, in the coveted final slot, after qualifying from the semi-finals in Malmo earlier in the week. However it was not to provide him with a succes, coming in at bottom of the table.

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A number of countries have withdrawn from the competition due to financial woes. Bosnia-Hercegovina, Portugal and Slovakia pulled out over money, while Turkey withdrew after complaining about the automatic inclusion of the big five.

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Britain is one of the "big five" countries along with Germany, France, Spain and Italy, which automatically qualify for the final.

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