Engelbert Humperdinck’s Eurovision 2012 song revealed

Crooner will keep it classy in Baku with Love Will Set You Free

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The BBC has released the first video of this year’s UK entry for the Eurovision Song Contest, sung by Engelbert Humperdinck – and if the promo clip is to be believed, in 2012 we’re keeping it nice and simple.

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Love Will Set You Free is a straightforward ballad about lost love, with Mediterranean acoustic guitar stylings, lyrics stuffed with comfy platitudes and a key change that arrives with all the subtlety of a rhinoceros falling down stairs.

But the song – written by Sacha Skarbek, who co-wrote James Blunt’s You’re Beautiful, and Grammy-winning producer Martin Terefe – gives veteran crooner Humperdinck a chance to show off his range, and it passed the “hummable after one listen” test for us.

Eurovision 2012 takes place in Baku, Azerbaijan on 26 May.

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What do you think of Love Will Set You Free? See our Eng belt it out below…