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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