Denmark's Emmelie de Forest wins Eurovision Song Contest

Sat May 18, 2013 6:40pm EDT
 
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MALMO, Sweden (Reuters) - Denmark won the Eurovision Song Contest on Saturday before an international TV audience of around 125 million, winning with the annual competition with a barefoot performance backed by flutes and drums.

The 20-year-old won with the song "Only Teardrops", competing against 25 other countries in a final held in Malmo in southern Sweden.

(Reporting by Mia Shanley)

 
Danish singer Emmelie de Forest performs the song "Only teardrops" during the dress rehearsal for the final of the 2013 Eurovision Song Contest at the Malmo Arena Hall May 17, 2013. REUTERS/Jessica Gow/Scanpix