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Mar 19
2012
11:02

Engelbert Humperdinck’s Eurovision anthem has arrived


Story filed by Brad O'Mance on March 19, 2012

The BBC have put the video for Engelbert Humperdinck’s Eurovision song ‘Love Will Set You Free’ online for everyone to enjoy.

Engelbert himself said the ‘stately ballad’ “has quality and longevity”.

He continued: “The team who put together the song’s lyrics and melody have done an outstanding job, they’re some of the best in the business… It’s a beautiful romantic song.”

The BBC have also announced that former Strictly Come Dancing judge Arlene Phillips will be directing the song’s staging, although don’t expect Engelbert to be doing any vigorous choreography because he’ll be 76 and that would be ridiculous.

The Eurovision Song Contest final, featuring ‘Love Will Set You Free’, will take place on May 26 in Azerbaijan, with two semifinals (the first featuring Jedward) on May 22 and 24.