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.
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
Leicester crooner, Engelbert Humperdinck, has announced his UK entry for the Eurovision Song Contest.