Still in Love with You (Electro Velvet song)

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"Still in Love with You"
Electro Velvet - Still in Love with You.jpg
Single by Electro Velvet
from the album Eurovision Song Contest: Vienna 2015
Released30 March 2015
FormatCD, digital download
Recorded2015
GenreElectro swing
Length2:53
LabelRight Track Records
Songwriter(s)
Music video
"Still in Love with You" on YouTube
United Kingdom "Still in Love with You"
Eurovision Song Contest 2015 entry
Country
Artist(s)
Language
Composer(s)
Lyricist(s)
  • David Mindel
  • Adrian Bax White
Finals performance
Final result
24th
Final points
5
Appearance chronology
◄ "Children of the Universe" (2014)   
"You're Not Alone" (2016) ►

"Still in Love with You" is a song by British vocal duo Electro Velvet. It was chosen internally by the BBC to represent the United Kingdom at the Eurovision Song Contest 2015 in Austria. The song was written by David Mindel and Adrian Bax White.

It was a minor UK hit, reaching No114 one of lowest charting UK Eurovision entries.

The song is strongly influenced by 1920s Swing music, with a modern twist, with the official music video inkeeping with costume and dance of the era.[1] The central section features Larke performing scat singing. The style of the track has been compared to Caro Emerald, as well as to the music for a 1980s television commercial for Birds Eye potato waffles.[2] In the final the song received 5 points placing it 24th out 27.

Reception[edit]

It received mixed to negative reviews from critics. Whilst some thought its "electro swing" sound might help it stand out, others criticised the song, and overall performance on the night was seen as weaker in terms of vocals and stage production compared with actual single.

The Guardian called the track "nightmarish", while The Independent branded it "instantly forgettable". But singer Alex Larke told the BBC: "I like the fact it divides opinion. It's better than everyone having apathy for it." Bianca Nicholas, who shares the vocals, added: "There's a lot of ballads this year, so our song will stand out." Larke described it as a "Marmite song", while Nicholas pointed out that "a party song" was "really fitting" as Eurovision celebrates its 60th anniversary.[3]

Former Strictly judge Arlene Phillips – who has choreographed previous UK Eurovision entries – wrote on Twitter: “It was a bit of a balls up.” Member of Parliament Diane Abbott said on Twitter: “Is it me? Or was Electro Velvet truly awful?!”. Other tweeters joked the EU would want a referendum on kicking the UK out after our performance.

However, others backed the duo. Presenter Colin Murray said: “The #GBR entry can hold its head up high. I wasn’t sick in my mouth once. It won’t win but hats off. Good effort.” There were worries the singers’ state of the art costumes, which lit up with hundreds of tiny LEDs in time to the music, wouldn’t work properly after mishaps in rehearsals but they went off without a problem."[3]

Eurovision Song Contest 2015[edit]

Electro Velvet and their entry, "Still in Love with You", were selected by the BBC to represent the United Kingdom in the Eurovision Song Contest 2015 by an internal panel of judges. The entry was presented on 7 March 2015 via the BBC Red Button service.[4]

Charts[edit]

Chart (2015) Peak
position
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[5] 53
UK (UK Single Downloads Chart)[6] 63
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[7] 114[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dowell, Ben (7 March 2015). "Everything you need to know about UK Eurovision 2015 entry Electro Velvet". Radio Times. Retrieved 7 March 2015.
  2. ^ "Eurovision: UK Entry Electro Velvet Accused Of Ripping Off Potato Waffle Advert With 'Still In Love With You'". Huffington Post. 11 March 2015. Retrieved 21 May 2015.
  3. ^ a b https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-31797409
  4. ^ Taylor, Richard (7 March 2015). "The UK Reveals All: It's Bianca & Alex!". eurovoix.com. Eurovoix. Retrieved 7 March 2015.
  5. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Electro Velvet – Still In Love With You" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40.
  6. ^ "Official Singles Downloads Chart Top 100 24 May 2015 - 30 May 2015". Tonlist. Retrieved 3 June 2015.
  7. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company.
  8. ^ https://www.officialcharts.com/chart-news/eurovision-where-every-uk-entry-has-reached-on-the-official-singles-chart__18955/

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