European Broadcasting Union (EBU) - without which the production of the Eurovision Song Contest would not be possible.
The rules requiring countries to sing in their own national language have changed several times over the years. Some years you must sing in your native tongue, other years you can sing in any given language (the language of preference being English).
So consider this year's UK entrant - 76 year-old crooner Englebert Humperdinck - singing in his first language - he never really stood a chance in this year's contest in Baku, Azerbaijan - did he?
Where does/did this leave the UK and The Hump? Second to last place and 12 points in this year's contest - since you ask! It is rumoured that the UK contestant for next year may well be Sir Cliff Richard...
Surely things can't be that bad!
Interesting fact - the US country singer Tammy Wynette (1942-1998) who had a worldwide hit with "Stand By Your Man" in the late 60's - was in fact married five times.
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