Pop singing duo Hurts have recently confirmed that Engelbert Humperdinck was chosen above them to represent the UK at Eurovision in Baku.

The BBC may have done well to keep this quiet, oh, they have. That’s not a surprise, as the Hump’s painfully slow, and, for some, downright awful ballad went down extremely poorly in Europe, coming second to last. The synth-pop duo, comprised of Theo Hutchcraft and Adam Anderson said they had “some ideas” for the contest, but were turned down, the BBC favouring the old crooner. And they must be kicking themselves for not going with the pair, formed in 2009, to perform something that would have surely been more appealing and up to date than Love Will Set You Free. You must think, that, if given a similar decision next year, they would put the more current artist forward.

Hurts have sold over two million singles worldwide, and have received top 10 charts positions in 10 countries worldwide, with their newest album, Exile.

What do you think then, should Hurts have represented the UK in Azerbaijan, or was Engelbert great, despite his result?

Check out Englebert’s ballad from 2012 and Hurts’ new single from their album Exile below!

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4 Comments

  1. Zack

    July 5, 2013 at 22:42

    I love hurts but they are far from being a Eurovision type act. But then again they perhaps would have written a song that combined their knack for good hooks with what a typical ESC viewer would expect.

  2. Hasso G

    July 5, 2013 at 23:11

    Anything than Engelbert would have been better. Hurts would have been a better option but far from amazing.

  3. rajo

    July 7, 2013 at 11:23

    I smell sabotage, seriously. BBC must have an agenda to sabotage public interest in Eurovision, and that is why they keep on sending painful acts instead of something more classy and contemparory. Hello, this is the No. 1 country of pop industry in Europe!

    Even their 2009 Eurovision hit was painful to my ears and pretty oldfashioned. Look what a slutty pop singer she became afterwards. Doesn’t mean I approve of slutty pop singers, but I don’t approve of outdated Eurovision acts neither. Lena and Loreen nailed imho.

  4. rajo

    July 7, 2013 at 11:27

    USA, UK, Sweden … countries with mind-controlling agendas….. how could we expect differently?

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