Englebert Humperdinck to represent UK in the Eurovision Song Contest

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  1. CMHypno profile image94
    CMHypnoposted 6 years ago

    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!

  2. Greek One profile image73
    Greek Oneposted 6 years ago

    Ladies and Gentlemen, warm up your VCRs!!

  3. SimeyC profile image94
    SimeyCposted 6 years ago

    Well seeing the UK haven't won it since, well since sliced bread was introduced, they probably have a better chance with this crooner - my Mom used to live about 15 minutes away from him!

  4. IzzyM profile image87
    IzzyMposted 6 years ago

    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.

  5. Greek One profile image73
    Greek Oneposted 6 years ago

    When I was a single man, every weekend I went out on the town looking for a lady who might humperdinck me

    1. IzzyM profile image87
      IzzyMposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      LOL, have you given up?

      1. Greek One profile image73
        Greek Oneposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        soon after marriage, the wife cut off the nib of my englebert

  6. Cassie Smith profile image66
    Cassie Smithposted 6 years ago

    Seriously, that's a man's name?

    1. Lisa HW profile image64
      Lisa HWposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      It's not his real name, but it was the real of a German composer.

  7. CASE1WORKER profile image63
    CASE1WORKERposted 6 years ago

    Yes or Gerry Dorsey if you want the original.
    My claim to fame is that I met him some twenty five years ago
    He will no doubt have the backing of his home city Leicester!

    1. CMHypno profile image94
      CMHypnoposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      So are you looking for a cheap city break to Baku then Case1Worker?  Mind you its not a cheap flight - looks like they start around £400!

      1. CASE1WORKER profile image63
        CASE1WORKERposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        In our multi cultural city, we probably have a contingent from Baku calling Leicester home!

        1. CMHypno profile image94
          CMHypnoposted 6 years agoin reply to this

          OK all up to yours to watch the Eurovision!

  8. IzzyM profile image87
    IzzyMposted 6 years ago

    I did love Please Release Me though.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rCZO9xeYA8g

    1. Greek One profile image73
      Greek Oneposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      that has been the theme song of many a brothels

      1. CMHypno profile image94
        CMHypnoposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        and you know because?

      2. IzzyM profile image87
        IzzyMposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        I love the the comment underneath that video -

        "like if you only came here because you wanted to see if he'll do us proud or embarrass us at eurovision".

        Yeah Greek One, how do you know??

        1. CMHypno profile image94
          CMHypnoposted 6 years agoin reply to this

          Mind you haven't all our entries been an embarrassment for the last few decades?  Not heard much from Blue since their pasting last year

  9. Greek One profile image73
    Greek Oneposted 6 years ago

    we can discuss this Another Time, Another Place

    1. CASE1WORKER profile image63
      CASE1WORKERposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Nil points to that as they say

      1. CMHypno profile image94
        CMHypnoposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        I think that Greek One is quite familiar with nil points LOL smile

  10. CMHypno profile image94
    CMHypnoposted 6 years ago

    Maybe this year's contest will be Englebert's 'Last Waltz'

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-hF9ngGYqbc

    Those sideburns alone should guarantee him some votes!

  11. CASE1WORKER profile image63
    CASE1WORKERposted 6 years ago

    Had some thoughts this morning on what it would take us to win:

    1. Sign EU treaty on being nice and not spending money
    2. Give lots of money to Europe
    3. Lose Sovereignty
    4. Re name country
    5. Sack Capello (OK we did that one)
    6.????

    Then we could put up the dream team of Wills and Kate miming to something slushy

    Might win then?

    1. CMHypno profile image94
      CMHypnoposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Maybe we could have Cameron and the boy Clegg singing 'Something Stupid'?

      Should go down a storm in Europe?

      1. CASE1WORKER profile image63
        CASE1WORKERposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        Nil points

        1. CMHypno profile image94
          CMHypnoposted 6 years agoin reply to this

          Now you will have hurt little Nicky's feelings.  No MP gets left behind and prizes for all!

          1. calpol25 profile image64
            calpol25posted 6 years agoin reply to this

            I like the Idea of little Nicky and the Cameronster singing 'I fought the law and the law won!" lololol do you think we may get 2 points smile

            1. CMHypno profile image94
              CMHypnoposted 6 years agoin reply to this

              You should start a new forum thread - match the song to the politician.

              1. calpol25 profile image64
                calpol25posted 6 years agoin reply to this

                What a good idea, just think of the fun we could have lol smile x

    2. calpol25 profile image64
      calpol25posted 6 years agoin reply to this

      case1worker - just thought that Wills and Kate could mime too "Stop Right Now" - by the spice girls that would be brill.

      6 - get rid of Cameron
      7 - Give Cumbria back to Scotland smile

      Ok that could let us win lololol!

  12. Greek One profile image73
    Greek Oneposted 6 years ago

    Why not let this guy take a shot at the contest for you?...

    http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_t2Ry7I5DNuQ/S9Quz9Kx6TI/AAAAAAAAFeM/5VKqf0kuhzo/s1600/susan-boyle.jpg

    1. CMHypno profile image94
      CMHypnoposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Simon Cowell would probably charge too much!

    2. IzzyM profile image87
      IzzyMposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Hey she might not be the prettiest woman in the world, but she can sing!

      She would win the contest easily!

      I have a lot of admiration for this woman, who is mentally challenged, (in case you didn't notice), just for sticking to her roots.

      She's given up 'the mansion' and gone back to live in the council house she grew up in.

      God love her smile

      1. CMHypno profile image94
        CMHypnoposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        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

        1. IzzyM profile image87
          IzzyMposted 6 years agoin reply to this

          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?

          1. CASE1WORKER profile image63
            CASE1WORKERposted 6 years agoin reply to this

            He's got to win! Its a big year for the Brits!

            1. CMHypno profile image94
              CMHypnoposted 6 years agoin reply to this

              The he can sing at the Olympics Opening Ceremony? smile

  13. calpol25 profile image64
    calpol25posted 6 years ago

    hahahahahahahahaahahahah lol lol Britain Nil Point lolololol

  14. calpol25 profile image64
    calpol25posted 6 years ago

    I think Geraldine would win http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2008/10/20/article-1079069-02189104000005DC-862_306x423.jpg

    1. Greek One profile image73
      Greek Oneposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Can he sing?

      1. calpol25 profile image64
        calpol25posted 6 years agoin reply to this
      2. CMHypno profile image94
        CMHypnoposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        Being able to sing is fairly irrelevant in the Eurovision!

        1. calpol25 profile image64
          calpol25posted 6 years agoin reply to this
        2. CASE1WORKER profile image63
          CASE1WORKERposted 6 years agoin reply to this

          Hows about Subo, Spice Girls, Dave and Nick and Eng for a bit of luck miming but with hand  and arm waves to the Dambusters?

          1. calpol25 profile image64
            calpol25posted 6 years agoin reply to this

            hahahahahahahahahahahah now that would be so WACKY that we would probably win lolololol lol lol lol

            1. CASE1WORKER profile image63
              CASE1WORKERposted 6 years agoin reply to this

              "friendship never ends........."

              1. calpol25 profile image64
                calpol25posted 6 years agoin reply to this

                hahahahaah Oh this gets better and better hope this thread keeps going smile

          2. CMHypno profile image94
            CMHypnoposted 6 years agoin reply to this

            As long as they are all wearing gold lame trousers and sequin tops

            1. calpol25 profile image64
              calpol25posted 6 years agoin reply to this

              like this?? Might not be a good contrast look at little nickys legs smile

              http://cdn.costumesupercenter.com/csc_inc/images/items/343x432/63310F.jpg

              1. CMHypno profile image94
                CMHypnoposted 6 years agoin reply to this

                You are never going to get something that suits them all, and I think that its a look that will go down a storm with the Eastern Europeans?

                1. calpol25 profile image64
                  calpol25posted 6 years agoin reply to this

                  hahahahahahahahah lol lol smile

            2. calpol25 profile image64
              calpol25posted 6 years agoin reply to this

              Hows about Cameron does Queen or is it a bit too much?

              http://futilitymonster.files.wordpress.com/2010/04/david_cameron_poster_queen.jpg

  15. calpol25 profile image64
    calpol25posted 6 years ago

    Camerons mother will have to join in

    http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-iq71o40pSPc/TfxoPdQ77NI/AAAAAAAADBg/PgskbYzZ2Xg/s320/granny%2Bcowboy.jpeg

    1. CASE1WORKER profile image63
      CASE1WORKERposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Do we get to play a joker?

      1. calpol25 profile image64
        calpol25posted 6 years agoin reply to this

        Yeah lets that will be fun smile

      2. CMHypno profile image94
        CMHypnoposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        I thought that was Englebert?

        1. calpol25 profile image64
          calpol25posted 6 years agoin reply to this

          It was before the operation lol smile

          1. CASE1WORKER profile image63
            CASE1WORKERposted 6 years agoin reply to this

            have you not heard "spice up your life"

            1. calpol25 profile image64
              calpol25posted 6 years agoin reply to this

              I love that song smile xxx

  16. Greek One profile image73
    Greek Oneposted 6 years ago

    what ever happened to Billy Idol?

    1. calpol25 profile image64
      calpol25posted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I love billy
      https://encrypted-tbn2.google.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQ3LoDQZUX9oXEBhtfmH2MSI2PAwTptd3ZaGhOhDDNLqFRdD8mcWA

      1. Greek One profile image73
        Greek Oneposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        R.I.P....

        once day when he is dead, that is

        1. CASE1WORKER profile image63
          CASE1WORKERposted 6 years agoin reply to this

          I have never got my money back from when Generation X failed to turn up to a concert at Bath Pavvy in 1979- Is it too late to make a cliam?

          1. Greek One profile image73
            Greek Oneposted 6 years agoin reply to this

            you have nothing to lose by asking

            1. CASE1WORKER profile image63
              CASE1WORKERposted 6 years agoin reply to this

              Just hunting for my ticket- must be somewhere

              1. CMHypno profile image94
                CMHypnoposted 6 years agoin reply to this

                If you met Englebert, does that mean that you could be the secret Mrs Humperdinck?

                1. CASE1WORKER profile image63
                  CASE1WORKERposted 6 years agoin reply to this

                  Nah! By the way he has loads of brothers, so Leicester is full of mini Eng's

          2. CMHypno profile image94
            CMHypnoposted 6 years agoin reply to this

            No harm in asking?

  17. prettydarkhorse profile image63
    prettydarkhorseposted 6 years ago

    I hope he wins it.

    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 smile smile, woman version. My dads favorite too.

 
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