The room’s split. We’re more divided than the Gaza Strip… for two reasons. First off, on the Eurovision Song Contest as a whole. And secondly, because of the recent news that for this year’s competition, OAP crooner, Engelbert Humperdinck, has been chosen to represent the UK.
Clearly, we weren’t alone in our division. Within hours of the announcement, the big E began trending on Twitter, while #Eurovision was also going big guns. Even the bookies were slashing the UK’s odds from 25/1 down to 16s, behind only Denmark, Ireland and Norway.
That’s no mean feat, given he’s best known for his 1967 hit, ‘Please Release Me’ and hasn’t had a top-20 record since 1972. And let’s not forget that by the time the big night rolls round, he’ll be 76. That’s a C-major short of a stroke. Certainly it’s fair to say that on the face of it, not an awful lot about the decision stacks up.