Engelbert Humperdinck will be the first to perform

Humperdinck rehearsing yesterday
Humperdinck will be first on stage Credit: ITV Central

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.

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Engelbert Sings Eurovision

East Midlands born Engelbert Humperdinck came second to last in the Eurovision Song Contest 2012.