The UK’s song for this year’s Eurovision will be Love Will Set You Free, the BBC confirmed today.
Last month the Corporation confirmed that legendary singer Engelbert Humperdinck would represent the UK at May’s singing contest which takes place in Baku.
Humperdinck said: “I have my eyes on the prize with my song ‘Love Will Set You Free’. I’m very proud of the song and with the nation behind me, I feel ready and look forward to the rollercoaster ride that is Eurovision!”
The song has been co-written and produced by Grammy Award-winning Martin Terefe, and Sacha Skarbek.
Humperdinck will be accompanied on stage by guitarist James Bryan and his performance will be staged by Arlene Phillips.
Announcing the song title, Derek McLean, BBC Creative Director Entertainment, said “As Eurovision draws ever closer, we are delighted to announce that Engelbert will perform ‘Love Will Set You Free’ to a worldwide audience of millions at the Eurovision Song Contest.
“It is a soaring ballad that has been crafted by some of the best people in music. With credentials like these, and our very own music legend on vocals, this year our Eurovision entry is second to none.”