OMG. This morning I woke to the news that the UK's entry to the Eurovision Song Contest had been chosen... and it's none other than 75-year-old Engelbert Humperdinck! It's pretty much the most exciting Eurovision news ever and I'm actually rather looking forward to hearing this year's UK entry. The song hasn't yet been chosen, but I'll let you know as soon as it has been, natch!
Here's what he had to say about it on his official website:
I am so thrilled to have been asked by the BBC to represent the UK at Eurovision 2012!..without hesitation I happily accepted.
I will proudly represent my country in song!
This is a competition steeped in tradition and is one of the few remaining that is for the country as opposed to a talent search like Idol, X Factor or The Voice (which I am also a big fan of all 3 shows)
Plus it gives me the opportunity to represent the country in something I'm relatively good at....Otherwise it would have to be at Darts!
More to follow...Keep checking back for updates.
Oh Enge, I love you!
What do you think about the decision? Fabulous or ridiculous?