When I first heard that The HUmp was going to represent us, I was very sceptical, but as time has gone on and seeing the support he has been getting on forums and even in the media, I am feeling pretty confident about the BBC’s choice of artist.
This is also strengthened by the choice of song.
Let’s face it, Humperdinck is a crooner so the song was always going to be a ballad and I have no problem with that as long as it’s done properly and not cheap. Engelbert has enough experience to pull this off and if he can sing this song live (now I think he has been doing this long enough now to say that should be pretty easy for him) then I think we have a great shout to actually win the contest. The only downside at the moment is our draw.
We have been drawn to perform first in the live final. As automatic qualifiers, we know that we will be in the final and the first performer isn’t the big winner statistically. It is in fact the second best winner. According to the stats, 3 winners between 1956 and 2011 have been drawn first to perform (1975, 1976 and 1984) so all is not lost just yet. The 1976 winner was in fact the UK! The best place to win from is in the last 3 songs on the night.
Anyway, without any further ado, here is Engelbert Humperdinck, the UK representative for Eurovision 2012 with a song called “Love Will Set You Free” Good luck Enge =)