Humperdinck and Jedward in final rehearsals

Engelbert Humperdinck rehearsing for the final of the 2012 Eurovision Song Contest
Engelbert Humperdinck rehearsing for the final of the 2012 Eurovision Song Contest Credit: AP Photo/Sergey Ponomarev
Ireland hopefuls, Jedward, in rehearsals ahead of tomorrow's final
Ireland hopefuls, Jedward, in rehearsals ahead of tomorrow's final Credit: AP Photo/Sergey Ponomarev

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UK Eurovision disappointment

The UK's hopes of breaking its Eurovision curse came crashing down when veteran crooner Engelbert Humperdinck scraped into last-but-one place in this year's contest.