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Englebert Humperdinck nervous about being first Eurovision performer of the night

Engelbert Humperdinck Credit: PA / BBC

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.

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Leicester's Engelbert Humperdinck is UK's Eurovision entry for 2012

Engelbert Humperdinck will sing for the UK in Azerbaijan in May Credit: ITV

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.