The question is asked who is best to guide Britain to glory after years of disappointment in Europe's leading pop music competition, and the answer is apparently Engelbert Humperdinck, the 75-year-old crooner who famously beat the Beatles to the No. 1 spot in the U.K. charts in 1967.
The BBC has surprised pop fans by choosing Humper-dinck, whose last hit was almost 40 years ago, as Britain's entry in the 2012 Eurovision Song Contest, the international competition renowned for kitsch balladry and plastic pop.
The singer, best known for his 1967 song "Release Me," said he was honoured to be representing his country and was "raring to go."
The 57th Eurovision Song Contest will be held in May in Baku, Azerbaijan.