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UNITED KINGDOM 2012 - ENGELBERT HUMPERDINCK - ??



The BBC tonight announced that 75 year old veteran crooner Engelbert Humperdinck will represent the UK in Baku!!!!!!!!!  The song is produced and written by Grammy-winning Martin Terefe and Ivor Novello-winner Sacha Skarbek (who wrote for Adele) but the title remains a closely guarded secret.

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Re: UNITED KINGDOM 2012 | Engelbert Humperdinck - Love Will Set You Free
« Reply #2 on: March 02, 2012, 02:14:20 AM »
I laughed so hard that my muscles hurt.

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Re: UNITED KINGDOM 2012 | Engelbert Humperdinck - Love Will Set You Free
« Reply #4 on: March 02, 2012, 03:58:57 PM »
I never knew that there is such a lack of singers in United Kingdom!  :o  :-X

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Re: UNITED KINGDOM 2012 | Engelbert Humperdinck - Love Will Set You Free
« Reply #5 on: March 03, 2012, 02:13:09 AM »
OK I've now had time to take it in and the shock has died off so I can now look at this objectively.

On the plus side - the guy is incredibly experienced in performing and has a very good voice...even at his age.  The songwriting team is promising.  Therefore looking at it this way there is potential for this to do quite well

On the down side - the age is a concern simply because the guy is not gonna be considered hip by the "majority" of the audience.  Having said that the fact that he is that age could also work in his favour.

So all in all I will wait to hear the song before completely writing him off.

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Re: UNITED KINGDOM 2012 | Engelbert Humperdinck - Love Will Set You Free
« Reply #8 on: March 19, 2012, 03:09:15 PM »
I think I have a new 12 pointer!  :smitten:

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« Reply #9 on: March 19, 2012, 06:45:45 PM »
Best British entry since 2002. I'm not sure if he can pull this off in the live performance but the song is good enough to make my top ten even in a ballad-wise competitive year like this.

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Re: UNITED KINGDOM 2012 | Engelbert Humperdinck - Love Will Set You Free
« Reply #10 on: March 19, 2012, 07:24:09 PM »
:cheer: :cheer:  Absolutely LOVE the song.  I'm behind the Hump all the way to victory :woohoo:

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« Reply #11 on: March 19, 2012, 07:44:53 PM »
I was fearing the worst and we have one of the most melodic ballads of the year and it’s getting quite close to my top 10: actually France is my last of the big 5 this year! The problem of this song, is that though it’s sweet and so well written, you get totally bored with it when it starts exploding, unlike Serbia and Bosnia, which do it better imo. Seriously though, this is like a Disney song, after 2mns you’re like “ok daddy, let’s see prince and princess kiss now”… I think juries will totally buy into it and may have the Uk first this year. If televote gets touched by it, this will get a top 5 in Baku!

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Re: UNITED KINGDOM 2012 | Engelbert Humperdinck - Love Will Set You Free
« Reply #12 on: March 19, 2012, 08:16:44 PM »
I am totally behind this entry! Classy and understated. I love the simplicity of it. here's hoping for a good result!

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Re: UNITED KINGDOM 2012 | Engelbert Humperdinck - Love Will Set You Free
« Reply #13 on: March 20, 2012, 02:10:41 AM »
im with you all this is a really amazin song, and cant believe im sayin this but I see it doing well, may even top up my finnish cell number and vote for it myself lol

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« Reply #14 on: April 19, 2012, 07:07:29 PM »
Best British entry since 2002. I'm not sure if he can pull this off in the live performance but the song is good enough to make my top ten even in a ballad-wise competitive year like this.
Hi there. I was on the Englebert.com website today and saw that he is doing a webcast of his live concert out of Washington, USA on the 29th April. Its called Englebert Humperdinck Front & Center and it says he will be warming up his chords with the song, as well the rest of his amazing show all live.
There is also a 24 hr record function that lets you watch it for the rest of the day if the time zone is different.(I'll watch it live!!as i'm a mad fan.)
 I'll try and find and post the link so you can check it out but it looks amazing.
Cheers.

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Re: UNITED KINGDOM 2012 | Engelbert Humperdinck - Love Will Set You Free
« Reply #15 on: April 19, 2012, 07:17:07 PM »
Thank you Benjo and welcome to ESCvibes.  :) I hope you enjoy your time here in our forum. Feel free to post everywhere you want and if you have time and interest, please join our contests!

By the way, the UK entry is my favorite nr 1 this year! Good luck UK!  :goodjob:

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