Singer Bonnie Tyler's hopes of winning the Eurovision Song Contest were dashed on Saturday (18May13) when an act from Denmark scooped the trophy.

The Welsh star represented the U.K. in the European pop competition, performing her track Believe In Me at the final in Malmo, Sweden.

She racked up just 23 points and finished 19th out of 26 countries, while 20-year-old Emmelie de Forest of Denmark received 281 points for her song Only Teardrops and was crowned the winner.

But Tyler has no regrets about taking part in Eurovision, insisting, "The songs at the top of the table totally deserve to be up there. Of course I would have liked to bring it back to the U.K. but it's been a night to remember. I'm so glad and so happy that I did it because it was an incredible experience."

Tyler's defeat comes after veteran British crooner Engelbert Humperdinck came second from last with just 12 points last year (12).