It was announced a couple of weeks ago that Engelbert Humperdink is to represent the UK at Eurvision 2012 and today our fears were confirmed with the release of the official track Love Will Set You Free.
Inspired by Humperdink’s monstrosity we’ve compiled our top 5 worst UK Eurovision entries. Makes you proud to fly the Union Jack, doesn’t it?
Quatre points: Engelbert Humperdink – Love Will Set You Free (2012)
Sounding like a rejected 80s Disney song and with a key change that’s actually painful we’re predicting this isn’t going to be the year the UK turns around its luck and finishes anywhere near the top of the Eurovision tables.
Trois points: Andy Abraham – Even if (2008)
Andy, Even if half of Europe spontaneously lost their hearing, Even if half of Europe scratched their own eyes out & Even if every other country entered the X’factor’s chicken man you still wouldn’t have done any better than 25th place.
Trois points: Samantha Janus – A Message to Your Heart (1991)
Yes, before she played all round nutter and baby snatcher Ronnie in Eastenders, Samantha Janus was representing the country in the 1991 contest in Rome. With laughable lyrics and a melody less coherent than Boris Johnson, A Message to Your Heart racked up a mere 47 points.
Deux points: Scooch – Flying The Flag (2007)
No, it’s not ok to like this song. Under no circumstance can it be justifiably called a guilty pleasure. I like a bit of a camp pop from time to time but this is just a step too far. Europe agreed, awarding Scooch the UKs fourth worst ever score in the history of the contest with 19 points.
Un points: Lindsay Dracass – No Dream Impossible (2001)
Questionable grammar aside, No Dream Impossible deserves this spot purely for its bewildering classical ballad/white rap mash up ( watch until the 20 second mark to see what I mean.)
Nil points: Jemini – Cry Baby (2003)
The only song entered by the UK ever to receive a total of nil points, this spot had to go to 2003′s Cry Baby. Blaming technical difficulties for why their singing was so out of tune Jemini make Humperdink’s ballad seem not that bad after all.