Lana Del Rey songwriter pens track for veteran crooner
Engelbert Humperdinck has unveiled his song for this year’s Eurovision Song Contest, to be held in Azerbaijan in May.
The veteran crooner, who is this year’s UK entry, will sing ‘Love Will Set You Free’ at the event in Baku on May 26.
The ballad has been written for Humperdinck by Grammy award-winning producer Martin Terefe and Sacha Skarbek, who co-wrote Lana Del Rey‘s ‘Born To Die’ and James Blunt’s ‘You’re Beautiful’.
Humperdinck, who is most famous for his 1967 hit ‘Release Me’, will be hoping to turn the fortunes of the UK around after years of poor results.
Writing on his official website, Humperdinck said he would “proudly represent my country in song”.
Last year, reformed boy band Blue hoped to win the contest with their track ‘I Can’, but they finished in a disappointing 14th place.
The last UK act to win the Eurovision Song Contest was Katrina And The Waves, who took first place in 1997 with their track ‘Love Shine A Light’.
Scroll down and click to view the video for ‘Love Will Set You Free’ by Engelbert Humperdinck.