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BBC revealed the UK's Eurovision entry and absolutely nobody is convinced by it

LAST NIGHT, THE UK’s Eurovision entry was revealed.

Still in Love With You is a sort of 1920s-esque pop number that’s heavy on Charleston references and contains lyrics like, “Don’t go out in the pouring rain/You might get wet/I’d be upset”.

The BBC describes it as “electro swing”.


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It’s also performed by a band named Electro Velvet, a duo comprised Alex Lark and Bianca Nicholas. Lark performs in a Rolling Stones tribute band called The Rollin’ Clones, while Bianca appeared on The Voice UK last year.

So, what do people make of the track?

Well, nobody is convinced by the name.

And we mean nobody.

While the songwriter’s credentials didn’t exactly inspire confidence

Some even questioned whether the nation’s heart is really in it at all

And the media were particularly scathing in their assessments…

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From The Guardian:

Still in Love With You sounds like a nightmarish (and unnecessarily long) effort to fuse the DNA of Cotton Eye Joe, the 1994 song Doop by Doop and the collected works of Scatman John into a monstrous new form, possibly as a way to deliberately make Europe disassociate with us entirely.

From The Telegraph:

The BBC have once again demonstrated their commitment to never hosting the Eurovision.


Here’s Ireland’s song for Eurovision 2015 >

This Irish folk group’s cover of Sia’s Elastic Heart is gorgeous > 

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