United Kingdom 2015 | ESC Reporter
- Created: For ESC 2015
- Selection: Internal – BBC
- Semi-final: Pre-qualified (Big 5)
“Still In Love With You”
- Music and lyrics: David Mindel, Adrian Bax White
British duo Electro Velvet are made up of 26-year-old Bianca Nicholas and 35-year-old Alex Larke. The duo was created for the purpose of representing the United Kingdom at Eurovision 2015.
Bianca was born in Kent, England. From a young age she was interested in the performing arts and as a teenager she had a small role in Hollywood movie Sleepy Hollow, alongside Johnny Depp. In 2011, although still an unsigned artist, Bianca released her debut single “Hold On To Your Dreams” which reached number one on the iTunes Vocal Chart. In 2014, Bianca appeared on the blind auditions of The Voice UK. Bianca has performed for Princes William and Harry, and the Duchess of Cambridge at a charity event.
Alex was born in Hertfordshire, England. A fan of The Rolling Stones, Alex is a Mick Jagger impersonator in his tribute band, The Rolling Clones. The band has toured the United Kingdom and internationally. Alex has recently worked with Cut La Roc on his album Larger Than Life. Alex also works part-time at a primary school, teaching music, singing, writing and performing.
In October, BBC announced an open submission for any artists interested in representing the UK at Eurovision 2015.
On March 7, on a ten minute show on BBC’s red button, entitled Our Song for Eurovision, Electro Velvet were revealed as the United Kingdom’s act for Vienna.
The song “Still in Love With You” and its music video debuted on this show.