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Engelbert Humperdinck Eurovision

 
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mark occomore



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PostPosted: Fri Mar 02, 2012 5:42 am    Post subject: Engelbert Humperdinck Eurovision Reply with quote

Engelbert Humperdinck is going to represent the UK entry of the Eurovision.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-17222934

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I thought it was a joke when I saw this. Maybe we will win.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 02, 2012 9:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Last I heard EH was running a pub in Leicestershire and is quite a mean darts player

Perhaps he'd have more success entering the World Darts Championship rather than the Eurovision Song Contest

Having said that for many of us it will hopefully be a pleasant throwback to an era when Britain used to win the competition but realistically what are our chances now even if we had some worldwide star like Lady Gaga singing for us?

Not very great I would venture to suggest and I certainly wouldn't put any money on the outcome Smile
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 02, 2012 10:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's a bit bizarre, isn't it?

I loved Gambo on the radio this morning saying Humperdinck would appeal to younger viewers because of his song in the Beavis & Butthead movie. That was 16 years ago! They'll have kids of their own by now.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 02, 2012 10:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Whatever he sings it will be melodious, catchy and have some retro-glamour. I might even watch it this year as it could well win! Laughing
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 02, 2012 11:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

FleetingEileenM wrote:
Whatever he sings it will be melodious, catchy and have some retro-glamour.

Are you sure? The writer is the woman who wrote "You're Beautiful" with James Blunt.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 02, 2012 2:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, this announcement has certainly got people talking.... Very Happy ....it'll be interesting to hear the song.....I think we can safely say it'll be a ballad. Wink
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 02, 2012 2:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thought this was a wind up.It's so tacky gonna have to watch but good luck to EH
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 02, 2012 3:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

"Engelbert's age isn't the reason why we chose him to represent the nation for Eurovision, but it's nice to break a few records along the way," a BBC spokeswoman said.

He'll be on Countryfile next Laughing
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 02, 2012 4:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, if it's anything like the appalling James Blunt song, the UK will no doubt end up last again with nul points.
I shall watch it though as I've always liked EH. 'The Last Waltz' is a fabulous song. Ken played 'Les Bicyclettes de Belsize' today. 'A Man Without Love' was a good catchy song.
The less said about 'Release Me' though...dreadful.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 02, 2012 6:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Release me is the only song i know Exclamation Exclamation
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