Holy Humperdinck! It was announced today that the United Kingdom will be represented in this year’s Eurovision song contest by none other than the man, the legend, the walking double-entendre Engelbert Humperdinck! It has not been announced yet just what song the 75-year-old pop singer will actually sing in the competition. Unlike many of the other participating countries, the U.K.’s entrant is not selected by a preliminary contest – composer, producer, and performer are all recruited by the BBC. The song will be written and produced by Martin Terefe (who’s worked with KT Tunstall and a-ha) with co-writer Sacha Skarbek (who co-wrote James Blunt’s 2005 hit “You’re Beautiful”).
I just hope it’s as friggin’ awesome as this:
“After the Lovin'” (1976)