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Engelbert Humperdinck is to sing the UK's Eurovision entry this year. I'm torn. My initial thought - beyond vague surprise that he's still alive - was that this could be a bit like that Father Ted episode where the Eurovision entry is the one least likely to win because they actually can't afford to host the contest next year (given the current financial crisis, I suspect that's true of most countries though...some more than others, admittedly). It certainly doesn't seem, on the face of it, to be a sure fire winner.
On the other hand, it's such an off-the-wall idea that it might work. Probably needs to be some sort of Bacharach & David-esque number. IMO.
Still, I'd quite like Pet Shop Boys to do Eurovision one year. I know it's mostly down to international politics rather than the merits of the actual songs, but heck, they know a thing or two about appealling to the European market.