Engelbert Humperdinck ready for Eurovision

Friday May 18, 2012

Engelbert Humperdinck has his suitcase packed and his passport at the ready as he heads off to Eurovision with the hope of taking the crown for Great Britain this year.

The 76-year-old singer is leaving behind his typically English stately home in Leicestershire, which comes complete with its own pub, for Baku, Azerbaijan.

He's flying the flag for his country with his song Love Will Set You Free.

Speaking at his home, Engelbert said: "I think it has a very strong chance because it was written by two very good people.

"Sacha Skarbek, an Ivor Novello-winning writer, and Martin Terefe, who's a great producer and a great writer.

"I haven't been to Baku before, I'm looking forward to it. I've seen a film about it and it looks and sounds very exciting. It's a new place for me and any place that's new is great."

The singer, who was born in India and moved to Leicester with his family when he was 10, is travelling to Baku to practise ahead of the grand final on May 26.

Photo:© Getty

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