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GUEST,Dave Illingworth Review: Who the **** chose Englebert Humperdink? (86* d) RE: Review: Who the **** chose Englebert Humperdink? 27 May 12

I am not really an Engelbert fan (nor a Eurovision fan over the last few decades) but I agree with those who did defend him. He sang a song with a melody (not many of those on Eurovision) and his voice has developed a nice "edge" in his later years.
But a singer without inane dance routines and silly gimmicks stands no chance.
I would choose Frank Turner or John Shuttleworth as our next entrant.
The best Eurovision song ever was (in my opinion) the French entry (1966) by Dan Ar Braz and L'Heritage de Celtes "Diwanit Bugale".
Sung in Breton - the line-up also included Karen Matheson and Elaine Morgan. I actually bought the single. Not a classic, and needless to say it did not win - but what a breath of fresh air.

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