Electro Velvet for UK Eurovision act

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Electro Velvet for UK Eurovision act

Electro Velvet will represent the UK at the Eurovision Song Contest 2015.

The duo - made up of Alex Larke, 35, and Bianca Nicholas, 26 - will perform up-tempo electro-swing track 'Still In Love With You' at the annual competition, which will take place in Vienna on May 23.

Bianca said: "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!"

Formerly an actress, Bianca appeared opposite Johnny Depp as a teenager in the fantasy adventure film 'Sleepy Hollow', before deciding to focus on her music career, which last year led her to audition for BBC One singing competition 'The Voice UK'.

Meanwhile, Alex has made a name for himself fronting Rolling Stones tribute act The Rollin' Clones, with whom he has toured worldwide.

Speaking to Scott Mills on the BBC's red button coverage of the act reveal, he said: "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!"

The 2014 contest was won by Austria's Conchita Wurst with the song 'Rise Like a Phoenix', while the UK's Molly Smitten-Downes finished in 17th position.