As Farid Mammadov continues preparations for his May 16 Eurovision 2013 semi-final performance, he has taken time out for one of the most pleasant diversions, meeting other contestants including some who have established international reputations.

Today Farid spent some time with the best known of this yearโ€™s contestants, UK entry Bonnie Tyler, a Welsh singer popular since 1977 and best known for her Total Eclipse of the Heart that reached No. 1 in the UK, Ireland, France, Australia and the United States.

The Mammadov-Tyler meeting occurred in a very symbolic place, Stortorget [the Big Square] in central Malmo, the location for an impressive temporary arch that includes a Eurovision countdown clock telling the days, hours and minutes until the Grand Final.