UNITED KINGDOM – In 2012 Engelbert Humperdinck represented the United Kingdom ending up 25th with 12 points. Speaking to Metro UK he explained how he justifies the result and why he doesn’t watch the Eurovision Song Contest.
No, I don’t watch it. It’s very political. The UK will never be up there again because the competition is too controlled. No matter how much talent you send out there from the UK, nothing will come of it. […] How can you put a person on who is a global artist when there are people there who don’t have record contracts and have never appeared in an arena before and win a music contest? There was a group of Russian grannies who were cooking when they were singing. How does that make sense? And they came second.