On Friday evening Electo Velvet — the UK’s Eurovision 2015 act — performed their number “Still in Love with You” on the Graham Norton Show. They had flappers shaking around them and Bianca worked her shoulder shimmy while Alex went all ski-da-di-da-boo. Actors Rupert Everett and Miranda Hart watched from a nearby sofa.

Electro Velvet: Live Performance on Graham Norton

An Electro Velvet dance sequence on the Graham Norton Show #Eurovision

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  The flapper ladies dressed for the occasion, but the male dancers seem to be styled for the early 90s. I get they are trying to update 1920s swing, but the ladies are totally outclassing the guys here. #firethestylist.

Electro Velvet perform their #Eurovision song on Graham Norton A video posted by wiwibloggs (@wiwibloggs) on


Judging from reactions on the official BBC Eurovision Facebook page, the performance didn’t go down well. We’ll let you read these for yourself:

bbc eurovision comments

Afterwards Graham asked whether their staging in Vienna would be similar to what they did during his show. Bianca said no. “We had so many people in the video, so we have to up our game and do something really spectacular. We’re working on something quite cool.”

Bianca says that Electro Velvet must up their game for #Eurovision

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Alex also joked that they might show up on stage in just their pants. It would certainly raise eyebrows if not their tally of points.

Alex of Electro Velvet jokes he and Bianca will only sing in their pants at #Eurovision A video posted by wiwibloggs (@wiwibloggs) on

What do you think of their performance? Can they change things up and slay in Vienna?

Photo: BBC

Read our Electo Velvet Review here

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heyo
heyo
6 years ago

just wanted to SMH @ the UK for completely BSing it despite arguably having the best music scene in the world right now. However, it is not surprising given the stigma that eurovision tends to carry among the British general public. Like even if someone like Adele or Sam Smith would compete, the people would most likely be quick to disown them.

Iberian
Iberian
6 years ago

I like the song and I enjoy their performance. I will vote for them and I don’t understand why almost everybody hates this, it’s different, it’s pure fun (and it will wake me up after having fallen asleep listening to all those boring and old-fashioned ballads).

Alex
Alex
6 years ago

I think the BBC is preparing sth good for the final. They won’t let this fail. The song is uptempo in a year full of ballads. They will use lights and all kinds of technology to bring something spectacular. The UK will do better than last year

Lils
Lils
6 years ago

I’m thinking the secret might be those neon drawings the dancers had on their faces in the music video (if they have any sense.)

Fatima
Fatima
6 years ago

I agree with Leo. I don’t think Electro Velvet are bad and it was a good performance, but it won’t get far in the contest. Someone at the BBC should know better.

AndersP
AndersP
6 years ago

As a Brit, I was really disappointed by this song, but at least it had potential to put on a memorable show with amazing charleston dancers – surely there are two Strictly dancers they could have bagged. THIS IS SO BORING!!! I’m praying they’re keeping some surprises up their sleeves. Seriously, it looks like neither of them want to be on stage (although with this song, I can’t blame them).

wilyousing
wilyousing
6 years ago

Trijntje did yesterday an great accoustic performance of walk along on rtl late night. You should check it. It was really good.

Lils
Lils
6 years ago

They need to sort those dancers out, they should be dancing around them, not just behind them.

Petter Claric
Petter Claric
6 years ago

It seems to go on an awfully long time …. without really going anywhere.

Esceire
Esceire
6 years ago

Vocally Alex is Dire! Bianca saves the act.

Daniel
Daniel
6 years ago

Yeah, my country may have done a little screw up.

davve
davve
6 years ago

To be fair the UK entry this year will be a nice break from the never ending bland ballads. I think they could place in the top10.

The song is catchy and they have great vocals.

Leo
Leo
6 years ago

UK’s entry It’s really a shame …. years over years they can’t manage to find a real threat in this ESC entire competition. Someone should be responsible !

BBC’s officials have to make a complete delegations or management change if the want to have a real quality entry for one of the next years ESC Festivals.
The BBC should find a prefessional “MASTERMIND” who bill be in charge as a ESC manager for the next 2-3 years. That’s the only way to become competetive!

brix
brix
6 years ago

WTF have they slowed the song down?! It sounds worse than usual…
And the dancers look like they’re totally spazzing out in the background. The dancing doesn’t fit the tempo

JonathanUK
JonathanUK
6 years ago

Performance was horrific! BBC NEED TO GET THEIR ACT TOGETHER ANS SEND SOMEONE HALF DECENT!!!

mawnck
mawnck
6 years ago

PS – Up their game, huh? She’s going to be wearing a velcro skirt, isn’t she.

mawnck
mawnck
6 years ago

>If they sent Ed Sheeran people would have complained.

Oh you did NOT just compare Ed Sheeran to THAT THING!

Huh
Huh
6 years ago

Are they going to dance the Charleston? Will they have a vintage Mickey Mouse as their screen animation background a la Måns Zelmerlöw’s “Heroes”?

Gav
Gav
6 years ago

Just got to to the point I was ok with our song. Then this. It’s an embarrassment.

Darren
Darren
6 years ago

Its a terrible song from the United Kingdom, I have to say, after last years excellent song choice with Molly Smitten-Downes, I really thought the UK would improve on it…but sadly no. The UK needs to look to a program like X-Factor, maybe the BBC should use The Voice to select its ESC entrant.

P.S. Ireland’s Molly also gave a live interview and performance on RTE tonight, shes also performing with the opera while shes in Vienna, wonder if wiwibloggs will post an article about this 😉 although….its not Sweden or Finland, so perhaps not.

Bronson
Bronson
6 years ago

The BBC has really run out of options. They don’t want the public to screw the song up again (2006, 2007, 2010) so they select internally. Why don’t they just select 5 songs internally and then take those to an NS?

Donna
Donna
6 years ago

I would still pick Moldova’s entry over the UK’s any day even if both songs have cliche love lyrics. At least Eduard Romanyuta really knows how to put on a show and is already known in some parts of Europe before he finally got into the Eurovision. Heck, I’ll pick Finland over UK, at least they actually performed onstage with all the strength that they’ve got. UK is just lucky that they just pay their way into the finals while others have to work hard to get past finals. I think a relegation rule should be introduced for the big… Read more »

Jericho
Jericho
6 years ago

Good performers, TERRIBLE SONG! It just feels so slow and tired. After a minute I feel bad for all involved

Mushroom Hank
Mushroom Hank
6 years ago

Haters gonna hate! This is actually a really catchy, fun song and sung by two of the most pleasant people who are participating this year. I have no doubt their performance in Vienna will indeed be special, unique and spectacular.

mad-professor
mad-professor
6 years ago

@Dally
If they sent Ed Sheeran people would have complained. You just can’t please the public, so you shouldn’t try (especially when they can’t even vote for the entry on the night).

Dally
Dally
6 years ago

PS maybe polling the public BEFORE choosing the song would have revealed those types of comments earlier. Bad song. How did they not realise that?

Dally
Dally
6 years ago

The BBC must be trolling Europe. This is painful.