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.

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