Electro Velvet have just been announced by the BBC to be the United Kingdom’s representative for Eurovision 2015! The duo will be performing the song “Still in Love With You” on stage in Vienna, having been announced on the Artist Reveal show on the BBC’s Red Button service.
The BBC were keeping tight lipped on the name of the UK’s act, having made the selection internally after an open submission process. Despite earlier rumours floating that the act would be former X Factor winner Alexandra Burke, it seems that we were all wrong and instead, Electro Velvet will be flying the flag for the UK.
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Bianca and Alex make up the band, who have a retro “1920s, boys and girls club” style. We certainly were not expecting this! When talking about the song, Bianca said “We’ve always had faith in the song. It’s so fun and so catchy!”
Bianca has previously appeared on the UK’s version of the Voice, but unfortunately none of the judges turned around for her in her audition. A charity worker, she also suffers from the condition cystic fibrosis, but has not let the condition get in the way of her music career. Alex, meanwhile, performs as Mick Jagger in a Rolling Stones tribute band.
The duo will be hoping to reverse the UK’s fortunes as of late, with the country having yet to make the top ten in this decade. Last year, Molly Smitten-Downes was hyped up by many to do well for the UK but ended up in a disappointing 17th place in the final standings, but it was still an improvement on the likes of Bonnie Tyler and Englebert Humperdinck.
Are Electro Velvet the right act then? Early reactions seem to suggest that y’all don’t think they are…but is it different enough to stand out? Could the UK can make a push for the top 10 or even better this year, or is it bound to be another year of hurt? Let us know what you think in the comments or on our Twitter, Facebook or Tumblr!