Denmark wins Eurovision on ABBA’s turf with folksy ballad

Denmark's De Forest smiles at a news conference after winning the 2013 Eurovision Song Contest in MalmoBy Mia Shanley MALMO, Sweden (Reuters) – Denmark's Emmelie de Forest won Eurovision on Saturday before an international TV audience of around 125 million, clinching the coveted crown of euro-pop with a folksy ballad backed by a wall of fire, flutes and drums. The barefoot 20-year-old blonde stole the show as predicted by bookmakers with "Only Teardrops" in a final that saw 26 countries battle it out in the southern Swedish city of Malmo for the top prize in glitzy European pop music. …