Engelbert Humperdinck to represent the UK in Eurovision Song Contest 2012

Home - Entertainment - Engelbert Humperdinck to represent the UK in Eurovision Song Contest 2012

International musical legend Engelbert Humperdinck is to represent the UK at this year’s Eurovision Song Contest.

“It’s an absolute honour to be representing my country for this year’s Eurovision Song Contest. When the BBC approached me, it just felt right for me to be a part of an institution like Eurovision,” said Humperdinck.

“I’m excited and raring to go and want the nation to get behind me!”

In an illustrious career spanning over 45 years, Britain’s own Engelbert Humperdinck has sold over 150 million records worldwide, received four Grammy nominations, a Golden Globe for Entertainer of the Year, 63 gold and 24 platinum records and is one of only a handful of artists with a star on both the Hollywood Walk of Fame and the Las Vegas Walk of Fame. To this day, Engelbert has remained a global star, he is often on the road and in the past year alone he has performed in major venues in the UK, Russia, Netherlands, Belgium, Romania and Israel.

Katie Taylor, BBC Head of Entertainment and Events, added: “Not since the 70s have we had such an established international musical legend represent the nation. We couldn’t be more delighted. Engelbert’s experience leaves us in no doubt that he will be able to deliver a standout performance in front of 120 million viewers worldwide.”

Humperdinck is the oldest ever Eurovision contestant and if he wins, will be the UK’s first victor since Katrina and the Waves 15 years ago.

The Eurovision Song Competition will take place on Saturday, 26 May in Baku, Azerbaijan, broadcast live on BBC One, with commentary by Graham Norton.

Last updated: Saturday 3 March 2012
Something Else To Wrestle With: WWE’s ECW delayed due to “creative differences”

This week’s episode of Something Else To Wrestle With has been delayed due to “creative differences”. As you can see in the video below, co-host Conrad Thompson says he and Bruce Prichard shot the show at the weekend, but WWE… Read more

Former WWE Star Brian Christopher arrested In Memphis

Former WWE star Brian Christopher has been arrested in Memphis because he couldn’t pay for a hotel room. According to ABC News, police arrested him when he couldn’t cover the cost of an $800 hotel bill. Christopher told the manager… Read more

SmackDown Live to Fox; moving back to Friday Nights?

It’s being reported this afternoon that the WWE and FOX are close to a deal for SmackDown to move to the Fox broadcast channel in Fall 2019. The show will air on Fridays, according to The Wrap. It was reported… Read more