United Kingdom: Engelbert Humperdinck releases new album

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The United Kingdom’s 2012 Eurovision representative, Engelbert Humperdinck, has given an interview to a British newspaper in which he discusses his new album and touches upon his Eurovision experience.

The veteran crooner Engelbert Humperdinck, who is 77 years of age, still maintains huge popularity around the world.  His new album, entitled Engelbert Calling, is a collection of duets with such global stars as Sir Elton John, Dionne Warwick and Smokey Robinson.  The album, which has been two years in production, also features duets with fellow celebrated former UK Eurovision entrants Sir Cliff Richard, Lulu and Olivia Newton-John.

Engelbert does not regret his Eurovision Song Contest experience, despite his ballad Love Will Set You Free finishing in 25th place in the Baku contest of 2012 with a total of 12 points.  He tells a reporter from Britain’s Express newspaper:

To be chosen to represent your country is one of the greatest compliments- he reasons. I thought I had a good chance with a great song and so much experience behind me, but you can’t fight politics. It still opened doors for me.

Engelbert Calling received a full release on 17th March 2014 and is available on iTunes and Amazon.

Engelbert Humperdinck performs Love Will Set You Free at the 2012 Eurovision Song Contest.

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