Engelbert Humperdinck to perform UK’s 2012 Eurovision song

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Engelbert Humperdinck, 75, is set to become the oldest ever contestant in the Eurovision Song Contest when he represents the UK at this year’s event in Baku, Azerbaijan on 26 May.

Humperdinck said it was “an absolute honour” to be taking part and was “excited and raring to go”.

The song he will perform will be announced shortly. It is being written by Grammy award-winning producer Martin Terefe and Ivor Novello winner Sacha Skarbek, who co-wrote the James Blunt hit ‘You’re Beautiful’.

The UK hasn’t won since Katrina and the Waves’ ‘Love Shine a Light’ in 1997.

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