Video: Britain’s Eurovision Song Contest entry Engelbert Humperdinck performs at London Palladium

13:10 26 May 2012

Veteran crooner Engelbert Humperdinck is flying the flag for the UK in the Eurovision Song Contest in Azerbaijan tonight.

The 76-year-old, who famously held The Beatles off number one in 1967, was chosen by the BBC to take part in the annual contest, which has been going since 1956.

Last year Britain were represented by Blue. The boyband finished 11th, behind Ireland’s Jedward - who are due to take part again this year.

“I’m excited and raring to go,” Humperdinck said.

His hits include Release Me and The Last Waltz.

The Eurovision song, Love Will Set You Free, has been written by Sacha Skarbek, who teamed up with James Blunt to compose his global hit You’re Beautiful.

Click above to see Humperdinck’s greatest hits, being performed at the London Palladium.

Sign up for our news alerts today!

Our editors' picks for the day's top news delivered to your inbox or phone.

Sign up for email alerts Sign up for mobile alerts
1
2 3 4 5 6
7

Don't Miss...

What is this?

Near You Now

Competitions

Shop till you drop!

Home to top name brands at great prices, TK Maxx is more like a treasure hunt than a shop. Perfect for grabbing a bargain or some hidden gems, you arm yourself with a trolley and go wild.

Read more
Scones, jam and a cup of Earl Grey anyone?

Luxury boutique hotel Flemings Mayfair has recently launched The Drawing Room, London’s most stylish location for afternoon tea.

Read more
Free weekly shop? Yes please!

Win £200 to spend at Asda, one of the country’s leading supermarkets. Asda prides itself in being one of the cheapest places to shop, so you can be sure that your money will go a long way here.

Read more