The UK was holding out for a hero - but in the event Bonnie Tyler was totally eclipsed by bookies' favourite Denmark at the Eurovision Song Contest.
The 61-year-old singer, who represented the UK with the country tune Believe In Me, finished 19th out of 26 acts, with 23 points.
Ireland's entry, the dance track Only Love Survives by Ryan Dolan, came in last place with just five points.
The winner was Denmark's Only Teardrops by Emmelie de Forest, which was predicted to win with odds of 4/6.
It topped the table with 281 points, followed by Azerbaijan and Ukraine.
Tyler's performance was pared-down compared to many in the competition, with the singer, accompanied by backing-vocalists but no dancers, performing the country tune in an off-the-shoulder black number with silver detail.
The only nod to the camp which often characterises the contest was Tyler being lifted up on a platform in the middle of the 11,000-crowd for the end of the song.
The performance was watched by an estimated international audience of 120 million.
Graham Norton, presenting the contest for the BBC1, said of the UK performance: "She's doing a really tough job. She's worked so hard all week. Everyone should be really proud of themselves."
Veteran crooner Engelbert Humperdinck, who represented the UK last year, finished in second to last place with just 12 points for his ballad Love Will Set You Free.