United Kingdom: Engelbert Humperdinck promotes new album

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Engelbert Humperdinck, who represented the United Kingdom at the Eurovision Song Contest of 2012, is touring the United States to promote his album of duets, Engelbert Calling.

The veteran crooner, tagged the King of Romance by his many fans around the world, released Engelbert Calling in the United Kingdom in March 2014, where it reached number 31 in the UK’s Official Top 40 Album chart.

Engelbert Calling features duets with such legendary names as Sir Elton John, Willie Nelson, Dionne Warwick, Kenny Rogers and Gene Simmons (from the band KISS).  The album also contains duets with Sir Cliff Richard, Lulu and Olivia Newton-John, who have themselves represented the United Kingdom at the Eurovision Song Contest.  Sir Cliff Richard finished in second place in the contest of 1968 with Congratulations, one year before Lulu’s Boom Bang-a-bang shared the victory in 1969.  Olivia Newton-John’s entry Long live love was the fourth placed song in the Eurovision Grand Final of 1974, accumulating a total of 14 points.

Check out a commercial for Engelbert Calling below:

Listen to samples from the album and download/purchase on Amazon.com here and iTunes here.

Engelbert Humperdinck represented the United Kingdom at the Eurovision Song Contest of 2012, which was held at Baku, Azerbaijan for the first time.  His ballad, Love will set you free, finished in 25th place in the Grand Final of the contest of that year with a total of 12 points.  Watch his performance below:

The United Kingdom has made a total of 57 Eurovision Song Contest appearances since debuting in 1957 and can boast of five wins.  Their last win came in 1997 with a triumph for Love shine a light by Katrina and the Waves.  The United Kingdom was last represented by Molly, who finished in 17th place in the Grand Final of the 2014 contest with her song Children of the Universe.

Stay tuned to esctoday.com for all the latest news on the United Kingdom and the Eurovision Song Contest.