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Friday, 05 July 2013 16:55

United Kingdom: Hurts Overlooked for Humperdinck

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In 2012, the British Broadcasting Corporation surprised everyone when it was revealed that the legendary crooner Engelbert Humperdinck would be representing the United Kingdom at the Eurovision Song Contest. His entry Love Will Set You Free could only muster twelve (12) points to achieve a penultimate position on the scoreboard ahead of Stay performed by Tooji on behalf of Norway. It has just emerged that there was someone else who the broadcaster had approached that year and it was actually someone current, a synthpop duo by the name of Hurts who had offered their services on more than one occasion.

At this point in time, the duo known as Hurts which comprises of Theo Hutchcraft and Adam Anderson have released two studio albums, the first one in 2010 entitled Happiness and the second one bearing the name Exile which was released earlier this year. The records have been successful all over the continent reaching the top ten in countries such as the United Kingdom, Austria, Finland, Germany and Switzerland. In an interview with NME, Theo Hutchcraft who is the lead vocalist of the duo stated 'We'd said in interviews like three years ago that we were interested', adding 'We thought it would be quite interesting. We had some ideas for it but then they went with Engelbert Humperdinck.' This revelation comes as a true surprise considering that many people had thought that the British Broadcasting Corporation had very much run out of ideas, hence why they also chose Bonnie Tyler and her entry Believe In Me to honour the United Kingdom earlier this year. Stay tuned to escflashmalta.com and hope that the broadcaster select a current artist to represent the nation in next years' edition of the Eurovision Song Contest taking place in Denmark.

Source: NME, Digital Spy


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