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Humperdinck

Engelbert . 1854--1921, German composer, esp of operas, including Hansel and Gretel (1893)
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Singers Tom Jones, left, and Engelbert Humperdinck, right, with their manager Gordon Mills, sitting on their Rolls Royces outside ATV Studios in Elstree in 1969
In 1965, Humperdinck who at the time was performing under the name of Gerry Dorsey, met up again with an old friend of his, Gordon Mills, who also managed Tom Jones.
Duet: Engelbert Humperdinck and Sir Elton John Sir Elton said his new recording pal was "one of the sweetest and nicest people I have ever worked with".
In the mid 1960s, he changed his name to Englebert Humperdinck, in a reference to the 19th century German opera composer.
Other celebrities also took to Twitter to give their opinions of the acts, with broadcaster Piers Morgan writing: "England would have a better night if Andy Carroll sang in Eurovision and Engelbert Humperdinck played up front in Norway.
Speaking afterwards Humperdinck congratulated the winner, Swedish singer Loreen, with dance track Euphoria.
Humperdinck, nicknamed The Hump, scored a total of 12, with only Belgium, Estonia, Latvia and Ireland voting for him and ended up just one position above Norway, famous for gaining "nul points" in the annual competition.
Born Arnold George Dorsey in India to a British military father and an opera singer mother, the young Humperdinck and his nine siblings were brought up in Leicester.
Humperdinck will be joined on stage by guitarist James Bryan at the May contest, in a performance staged by choreographer and former Strictly Come Dancing judge Arlene Phillips.
Humperdinck, who is one of the last surviving contemporary crooners -- an American epithet that was coined to refer to great male singers like Frank Sinatra, Bing Crosby, Matt Munro and Perrry Como -- was unfazed by the setbacks as he powered though his lush catalogue of ballads to wow an enthusiastic crowd made up of gents in bow ties and ladies togged up in stylish evening gowns.
BOOKMAKERS have slashed the odds of Britain winning the Eurovision song contest now Engelbert Humperdinck has been chosen to represent us.