Surely we can't be the only ones who thought it was an early April Fool's joke when we heard that Engelbert Humperdinck was to represent the UK at this year's Eurovision Song Contest?Engelbert Humperdinck
But no, it was true and as the news was confirmed and we came out of shock, we thought that the team behind the UK song entry had finally decided to throw in the towel by picking the ageing crooner to represent the nation at the 2012 Eurovision Song Contest.
After going for (and failing to win over) younger voters last year with newly-reformed boyband Blue, wouldn't we end up the laughing stock of Europe for sending in a 75-year-old crooner this year?
Now we've heard the song and we think we were too hasty.
'Love Will Set You Free' is a Spanish-tinged ballad with a simple, yet catchy, melody that could well hook Eurovision voters.
Humperdinck (as he's known to his friends) gives a rousing performance and is guaranteed to deliver onRead More »from Our verdict on the Engelbert Humperdinck Eurovision 2012 UK entry