3 Mar 2012

Humperdinck still in the spotlight

7:53 am on 3 March 2012

Crooner Engelbert Humperdinck is to represent the United Kingdom at this year's Eurovision Song Contest.

Humperdinck, 75, whose real name is Arnold Dorsey, is the oldest ever contestant.

He's best known for Release Me in 1967 which kept Strawberry Fields Forever by The Beatles off the number one spot in the UK.

He has sold more than 150 million records worldwide during his 45 year career.

The Eurovision Song Contest is watched by a television audience of more than 100 million people. Tt will be held on May 26 in Azerbaijan.