British crooner Engelbert Humperdinck is to represent the UK at this year's Eurovision Song Contest! The 75 year old will sing for the UK in May. In theory, I have nothing against an older person singing for Britain, but this is a stupid idea! The reason to enter the competition has to be to win and therefore choose a winnable act that will appeal to the masses across Europe.
Eurovision winners these days will be young, with a certain style, memorable and have a song that is instantly catchy (probably with an East European rhythm and feel to appeal to the many "new" countries). Choosing Eng' wont work and I just wonder if the plan was to ensure we don't win and therefore avoid having the cost of running the competition falling on cash strapped BBC.
If this trend continues, I assume that France will be considering 68 year old Johnny Halliday for their Eurovision entrant.
It's been a long time since the UK won...