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2012 Eurovision Song Contest Betting – Englebert Humperdinck draws in UK wagers

Legendary crooner boosts UK chances in Europe

2nd March 2012 / Lee A Jackson
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2012 Eurovision Song Contest Betting took an upward swing for the UK after it was announced that legend Englebert Humperdinck will be representing the UK. The Finals is not until May the 26th, held out in Baku (which is the capital of Azerbaijan to save you time hitting Wikipedia), but the Grammy Award winner has called on the nation to get behind him in his quest to bring some much needed respect and talent to the UK Eurovision song contest entrant. You don’t get legends like this rocking the Eurovision stage very often, and although Humperdinck doesn’t know just what song he is going to be performing yet, he has made the UK on of the favourites in Eurovision Song Contest betting now. Humperdinck has been plying his trade for nearly fifty years now, is a multiple Grammy Winner, a Golden Globe Winner and has 63 Gold and 24 Platinum records. Being the trooper that he is, he is still going strong, touring around Europe a lot and so it is not a gimmick of coming out of retirement to have a last flourish in the spotlight or anything. Humperdinck means business, and the Hollywood Walk of Fame star should really be able to make a lot of his experience in the business and give the UK a tremendous shot at Eurovision victory. Even his reputation alone should secure him some great votes at the contest. He will be 76 by the time the finals come along, but he has tried to stay in touch with the younger generation. For anyone who has seen the new Beavis and Butthead movie, that’s Humperdinck singing the theme song, Lesbian Seagull.

Englebert Humperdinck (real name Arnold George Dorsey) hit the heights of fame in the late sixties, and he is probably most famous for his song “Release Me” (theme title to the Fast Show for anyone who is not sure). Another interesting fact about Humperdinck, a name which you are going to be hearing a lot of in the coming months no doubt, is that the somewhat mysterious crooner actually made jump suits and big sideburns famous, and not Elvis Presley. What is Humperdinck going to produce as the 2012 Eurovision Song Contest UK entrant? Can Humperdinck deliver the goods in 2012 Eurovision Song Contest betting? Will it be a crooning ballad? Will be an up tempo toe tapper to get the UK rocking? We will have to see about that, but not only does he bring his talent to the table, he also has a fantastic backing behind him in production, so it could be a big night in Baku for the UK. Humperdinck is far removed from Jedward, but he has helped attract some good money on the UK, who can still be taken at a decent price of 16/1 to win in 2012 Eurovision song contest betting.

Still, Humperdinck hasn’t put the UK as favourite in the betting market. That falls on Sweden, who haven’t even picked an entrant yet (still in the selection process). Serbia and Russia are also strong contenders as well, along with Denmark and Ireland.

2012 Eurovision Song Contest Winner Betting
: 9/2 at Boylesports
Serbia: 9/1 at Paddy Power
Russia: 12/1 at Ladbrokes
Denmark: 12/1 at Ladbrokes
Ireland: 12/1 at Ladbrokes
Norway: 12/1 at Totesport

UK: 16/1 at SkyBet

Popular online bookmaker Ladbrokes, who are tossing around some great betting promotions at the moment, offer new customers a free £50 bet as a welcome bonus for signing up. The bookie will match the value of your first stake on a new account with a free bet, up to that maximum value. So if you are scratching your head over whether to back England at Euro 2012 or not, it could be worth a small diversion to get a little wager down on Englebert Humperdinck bringing some European glory back to British soil in the summer.

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