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Alex, aged 35, from Welwyn Garden City and Bianca, aged 26, from Beckenham in Kent will be flying the flag for the United Kingdom at the 60th Eurovision Song Contest in Vienna with their debut song Still In Love With You.
Alex Larke says:
I feel incredibly privileged and humbled to be representing the United Kingdom in the Eurovision Song Contest in Vienna, for this massively historic 60th anniversary event. We have a fantastic song and will work as hard as is humanly possible to bring the contest home and make our great nation proud. It's time to get this party started! See you in Vienna!
I am so proud to have been chosen to be a part of the world’s biggest song contest - Eurovision! It's such an honour to represent the UK, especially in its 60th year too! I have never been to Austria before, and I can't wait to get out to Vienna and do my best, and I hope to make the UK proud!
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How the song was selected
Still in Love With You was selected from hundreds of entries received by the BBC following an open selection process inviting anyone who wished to submit a song for consideration. A huge variety of amateur and professional writers and performers submitted songs and Still in Love With You, an up tempo electro-swing track penned by David Mindel and Adrian Bax White.
David Mindel is no stranger to entering songs in the United Kingdom selection process. In 1974 he co-composed the song Someday for Olivia Newton-John that came sixth in A Song For Europe. He had several entries over the next few years, and in the 1982 A Song For Europe he had the unique distinction of composing both the songs that finished in equal second place, just a few points behind the eventual winner. Now in 2015 he has the opportunity for one of his compositions to represent the United Kingdom in Europe's Favourite Tv Show.
Guy Freeman, Editor Special Events says:
I am thrilled that Alex and Bianca will be representing the UK in this year’s competition. Our song for this special anniversary year has an up-tempo beat and an irresistibly catchy hook that is sure to get the party started in Vienna.
Katie Taylor, UK Controller of Entertainment Production says:
I am certain Electro Velvet will dazzle in Vienna for Eurovision's Diamond Anniversary and do the UK proud.
Electro Velvet will appear in the Grand Final of the Eurovision Song Contest on Saturday the 23rd of May.