After several weeks of anticipation the BBC has finally released Engelbert Humperdinck‘s Eurovision entry “Love Will Set You Free.” After listening to it about 20 times this morning, the team at WiwiBloggs.Com is confident the song will set the U.K. free from its poisoned history at Eurovision.

Humperdinck’s stirring ballad tells the story of a man watching the woman he loves fall for someone else. In loving her he decides to let her love someone else—and his voice resonates with the pain of self-sacrifice. “With heavy words I say/ If you love someone/ Follow your heart/ Because love comes once if you’re lucky enough,” he croons. “Though I’ll miss you forever/ The hurt will run deep/ Only love can set you free.” Humperdinck’s 75 years give the song added depth. There’s a maturity and ease to his delivery that suggests he understands loss on a visceral level.

Although Wiwi and his comrades have made fun of old Humperdinck in recent weeks—the typical diaper jokes, etc.—we are pulling something of a 180. The quality of this year’s song contest has taken a dive overall, and the Hump brings some much-needed gravitas and skill. The song has a melancholic quality that will no doubt appeal to listeners in the former Soviet republics, where, it’s been said, Humperdinck enjoys a strong following. This song deserves and will earn a spot in the Top 5.

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KOVÁCSNÉ BÓNA ERZSÉBET
KOVÁCSNÉ BÓNA ERZSÉBET
8 years ago

Ha csak tehetem Engelbert Humperdinckre szavazok mert ? egy igazi Nagy SINGERS. Meg érdemli .hogy nyerjen .Nagyon sok gyönyör? dalt adott az egész világnak!!!!! tisztelem és becsülöm ?t!???

Christian
8 years ago

Listen without prejudice.
It is actually beautiful.It should be an easy task to get a high ranking this year. It will be unfair if it does not do very well!

Richard
8 years ago

Simply beautiful. Deserves at least top 5.

Esmee, The Netherlands
Esmee, The Netherlands
8 years ago

Most comments in The Netherlands are very positive about Love will set you free. Great performance by a great singer.

sv
sv
8 years ago

Yes, great things….Like finish first from last.

Ridiculous

Alecrai
Alecrai
8 years ago

I think we can safely assume that unlike Blue, he will not be doing a nude photo-shoot, but who needs to when you’ve got such a knock-out song like this?

Nirgal
8 years ago

Pretty good, actually. I guess we shouldn’t judge an book by its cover, or an act by the name of the artist.

Scott
Scott
8 years ago

Totally agree. Was very sceptical about the choice of singer but the BBC have done really well. The song is simple and very memorable. I have now been truly converted and think it’ll do great things for UK in Baku.