Engelbert Humperdink has vowed to win this year's Eurovision Song Contest after being selected by the BBC to represent the UK.
And the easy listening veteran, who will be 76 by the time the contest takes place in Azerbaijan, said he had been bowled over by the public response to the news that he had been chosen.
He told The Sun: "I have been reading the coverage online and it is just amazing. It is unbelievable. I am gobsmacked. I didn't expect such a reaction. It means a lot to this Leicester lad.
"I am just thrilled they have chosen me and I will do my utmost to come through. I am going to do my best and I am ready for the challenge.
"I am going to go out there and win. I am very positive."
Girl group Atomic Kitten had been tipped to reform in time to take part in the contest, but that rumour came to nothing.
"The Hump" will be doing battle with Ireland's Jedward, among others, in Baku in May.