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Engelbert Humperdinck to represent the UK at Eurovision

by | 2nd, March 2012

EUROVISION is getting among everyone again, and in the latest desperate, needy grab at being loved, the UK has tried to second guess the tastes of Europe by going insultingly kitsch and camp and hired Engelbert Humperdinck to represent.

Yes. An aging, prema-tanned man who does the jobs Tom Jones turns down.

Of course, that’s no slight on Engelbert because, face it, Quando Quando Quando is a toweringly good song and Release Me is a bona fide wedding reception classic. But will he get us loving looks from a collection of countries that essentially hate us?

Recent winners have been quirky, good looking young people. Germany’s recent winner, basically, made a very good pop song that was devoid of the cynicism which seems to follow the UK’s decision making process. And we choose people like the likeable, but gaspingly irrelevant Andy Abraham. Let us not forget Scooch. Please try and forget the toe-curling Daz Sampson.

And just kill Blue please. That was a huge, huge mistake.

While all these acts have been ill-thought or culturally past-it, the sticking plaster for the problem is to send a man who last flirted with the Top 20

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