Englebert is 75 years young and last had a hit record 40 years ago. Do you think that the BBC should have picked him, or should they have given some younger, emerging talent a chance. Mind you the contest this year in being held in that well known European city of Baku in Azerbaijan, so things have definitely changed from Abba days in 1975!
It's not the song or the singer any more. The Eurovision Song Contest is totally political with each country's panels voting for either their neighbor, on whose good terms they want to stay, or for a country they are trying to do business with.
Trouble is Izzy that a really good, successful singer wouldn't touch the Eurovision with a barge pole - it's the original poisoned chalice, the graveyard of many a promising career. Probably makes Englebert the perfect candidate, as he is already drawing his pension
Yeah but he's getting one last chance at boosting his earnings. I've been listening to his old songs again, and I bet he is finding himself thousands of new fans right now, and selling more of his albums. Who cares if he doesn't win the Eurovision?
Such a crooner. I always look and sing his song "Love Me with All of Your Heart" when I go to karaoke bars, sometimes it is still available. And I always hit 99 or 100 bec. I really feel it , woman version. My dads favorite too.