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Millions of people tuned into the Eurovision Song Contest over the weekend.
There were high hopes for Leicestershire's Engelbert Humperdinck, however he only managed to scrape into the last-but-one place.
The support for Leicester's biggest star in his home town was however, undiminished.
Engelbert Humperdinck will be the first to perform in tonight's Eurovision song contest.
The crooner from Leicester will be cheered on in Azerbaijan by hundreds of Eurovision fans from the Midlands who have travelled to Baku to watch the contest.
Leicester's Engelbert Humperdinck will tomorrow represent the UK in the Eurovision song contest in Azerbaijan.
The UK Eurovision contestant Engelbert Humperdinck, who's from the East Midlands, has admitted he is "nervous" after learning he will be the first performer of the night at the contest.
But he said his fears will spur him on to "come out fighting".
The 75-year-old singer is representing the UK with the song Love Will Set You Free at Baku in Azerbaijan in May and believes it has the "potential" to win.
Engelbert Humperdinck, who lives in Leicester, is to represent the UK at the Eurovision Song Contest. The 75 year old becomes one of the oldest entries to represent the UK at the contest. This year's awards will be held in Baku, Azerbaijan, on May 26.
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Leicester's biggest star Engelbert Humperdinck scraped into the last-but-one place in last night's 2012 Eurovision Song Contest.
Eurovision Song Contest entry Engelbert Humperdinck has thanked hundreds of fans from the Midlands