World-famous romantic crooner and the UK’s Eurovision 2012 singer Engelbert Humperdinck recently performed to a sold-out audience in Long Island. Sopon, our New York correspondent, jumped to the front of the queue. Below he shares his experience and recordings from the show.
Seeing a former Eurovision artist perform in the United States is a rare opportunity—and one that I couldn’t pass up. So when I saw an advertisement for Engelbert Humperdinck‘s concert at a medium-sized venue near where I live, I knew I had to attend. Although I had no real experience with the Hump’s non-Eurovision music and had no real idea of what to expect, I went with an open mind (and my smartphone).
The Hump started off the show with a mid-tempo classic, “Am I That Easy To Forget?”. After that, he stopped singing for a little while in order to greet his audience. He did this every few songs, and even added some stand-up comedy into the mix!
“Being in the round is kind of hard because everyone can see Humpy’s bumpy!”
As well as the bit about America’s most infamous lady, Kim K:
“You have to order two limousines: one for her and one for her a**!”
He might be eighty, but he’s still sharp as a tack! But he’s not all laughs, he’s also very gentlemanly:
The Hump takes a special little lady to the stage, last night on Long Island. #eurovision #wiwibloggs #engelbert
He sang a few covers throughout the night, such as “Didn’t We” by Frank Sinatra, and “The Hungry Years” by Neil Sedaka. Also on the setlist was a duet with Elton John (John’s part was prerecorded) from his just-released duets album, and a duet with Willie Nelson (Nelson was also prerecorded). He also did some of his country music:
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