Humperdinck sings for UK in Eurovision

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Veteran crooner Engelbert Humperdinck, whose last top ten hit was 42 years ago has been chosen as the UK entry for the Eurovision Song Contest.

The 75-year-old star, who famously held the Beatles off number one in 1967, has been chosen by the BBC to take part in the contest.

He follows boy band Blue who finished 11th last year, behind Ireland’s Jedward – who are due to take part again this year.

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