Tuesday, 6 March 2012

Arnold George Dorsey To Represent the UK

It seems the younger generations are rather perturbed at the choice of Engelbert Humperdinck to represent the UK in this year's Eurovision Song Contest.

I was a 'Humperdincker'. His relaxed ballad style, quality of tone and immaculate dress sense wooed me and it seemed his success in the UK was assured when Release Me stayed top of the charts for months. That was not to be because his style suddenly dropped out of fashion and he moved to the US, from where he built a large following in many parts of the world.

His song has yet to be recorded but it has to be a ballad doesn't it?

Engelbert will become the oldest singer to ever participate in Baku, Azerbaijan on 26 May. At the age of 76, with no deterioration in voice quality, he is a credit to the mature generation (and perhaps a couple of cosmetic surgeons).

Go for it Hump!


JRB said...

OMG – Hump??? !!!

I knew the Eurovision song contest was always regarded as a bit of a joke – but Englebert Humperdinck - that brings it to the level of pathos.

If the UK can only come up with an ageing pensioner, well past his sell-by date, then why not go for the Zimmers – No; not the walking aid, but the pop(?) group. [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zqfFrCUrEbY]

Or better still – for some real music then why not Francis Rossi and Rick Parfitt. [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ViaQnbG3IDI]

Michele said...

Does anyone REALLY care? Maybe the choice is just showing our contempt

RMcGeddon said...

There was no choice. It was done by the BBC without any kind of debate or vote by the public. It looks like it's the BBC potraying the UK as irrelevant and out of date again. No disrespect to the singer but he's nearing the end of his career and this won't affect him either way. I don't think he's had a top 10 hit for about 40 years.
A great chance for a young artist at the start of their career to reach out to hundreds of millions has been lost.
Did you see that BBC ( Panorama ?)programme last night SR ? All about those subsidy junkie jocks troughing on EU farm subsidies. No mention of any other country doing the same 'legal' scam of course ( selling their rights to a subsidy on their land to people who aren't even farmers )

RMcGeddon said...

It was a BBC Scotland programme SR..


We all pay £146 annual subsidy ( on threat of prison) to the BBC for this stuff. Maybe they should do an investigation into that £3.4Bn scandal ;)

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RMcGeddon said...

This new blogger system keeps duplicating my comments lol

subrosa said...

So disparaging JRB. :)

I wouldn't vote for the Zimmers but your video of the SQ made my morning.

subrosa said...

Michele, there are people who take this contest very seriously and before you ask your next question, my answer is no, I've no idea why either. :)

subrosa said...

RM, I didn't realise the BBC had made the decision. Where did they get that right? I thought there was one of those mysterious ESC panels sitting in a darkened room somewhere in deepest England.

Don't mention the farming subsidy. I'm still reeling.

subrosa said...

Maybe they're worth repeating RM. ;)

pa_broon74 said...

The Hump for Eurovision strikes the right tone for the event, it is a pantomime, we could put up Jesus in a frock and we still wouldn't win.

(Point of Order. On the EU subsidies on farmland, I was reading about this yesterday but I can't remember where other than it was on another blog. That these subsidy claims are more prevalent in Scotland is down to geography, they have little to no land sitting idle south of the border, it's all largely being used for one thing or another. In Scotland however, we have all the land of the highlands & far north not mention the islands which need no upkeep (required for the subsidy) it just looks after itself. My point is, its a bit skewed especially given who owns most of the land. Its not a problem that can realistically or atleast fully be pinned on Scotland, I mean who owns the land and benefits from the subsidy deals.)

RMcGeddon said...

I doubt if my posts are worth reading twice SR ;)

I wonder if BBC Scotland will investigate the subsidy payments to the Queen ( £7m ) or the UK's richest land owner the Duke of Westminster ( £6m). Doubt it lol


Or maybe an in depth probe into why the BBC is pro the global warming scam. Can't be because their £8Bn pension scheme is managed by a global warming fanatic who invests in green schemes can it ?


Or maybe an expose' of the EU funding to BBC employees to help them 'educate' us about the global warming scam..


subrosa said...

This house rocked when I reiterated your first paragraph pa_broon.

Yes if course it's relevant throughout the UK and your reasons for Scotland claiming so much more are correct.

One of the points of the programme was that 'real' farmers can become tenants of subsidized land and receive no subsidy as the programme highlighted.

subrosa said...

Allow me to disagree RM - in some cases anyway.

Good links btw. Now that I think my connection is fixed, I will try to find the time to write something to include your links.

Brian said...

Perhaps the best reason for an independent Scotland would be that the fragrant Eddi Reader could represent it at Eurovision. Definitely a perfect douze points.

subrosa said...

Ah Brian, wur Eddi. Wonderful voice.

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