Engelbert Humperdinck first on stage at the Eurovision Song Contest

Engelbert Humperdinck performs his song "Love Will Set You Free". He's representing the UK
Engelbert Humperdinck performs his song "Love Will Set You Free". He's representing the UK Credit: Reuters
Humperdinck gave a dazzling performance. We'll find out later if it was enough to win
Humperdinck gave a dazzling performance. We'll find out later if it was enough to win Credit: Reuters

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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.