Eurovision 2015: UK’s Electro Velvet are ‘disappointed’ but had an amazing time

They may not have won Eurovision, but UK hopefuls Electro Velvet say it’s been an unforgettable time for them.

The duo, primary school teacher and Mick Jagger tribute Alex Larke and former Voice contestant Bianca Nicholas, came away with a disappointing five points for their track Still In Love With You.

Electro Velvet

Electro Velvet perform during Eurovision 2015 (Kerstin Joensson/AP)

Talking after the contest last night, they said: “Obviously it is disappointing to finish on the right hand side of the board but we have had the most amazing, brilliant, unforgettable time being part of this unique competition in this special year.

“We put our hearts and souls into representing our country and would like to thank everyone back at home and around the world that got behind us, it really means a lot and of course we also want to congratulation Sweden and Måns Zelmerlöw on their well-deserved victory!”

The pair posted a few messages on Twitter prior to the show and seemed to be loving every minute of their Eurovision experience.

What a show! Having a great time in the Green Room. Thanks to our awesome team! Love ya x — ElectroVelvet (@ElectroVelvet) May 23, 2015

Sweden was crowned the winner of the 60th Eurovision Song Contest.

It is the sixth time in the contest’s history that Sweden has come out on top, this time fighting off strong competition from Russia and Italy to take home the prize and be confirmed as the host of next year’s competition.

Despite being new to the competition this year, Australia’s Guy Sebastian, a successful musician in his home country, ended up fifth with his offering of Tonight Again as the country’s debut track.

Australia's Guy Sebastian

Australia’s Guy Sebastian waits for the results (Kerstin Joensson/AP)

He received congratulations from far and wide, including Hollywood actor Russell Crowe.

Congratulations Sweden ! Well done Guy Sebastian top 5!!

— Russell Crowe (@russellcrowe) May 23, 2015

Lithuania drew praise for what appeared to be its support of gay rights by including a double same-sex kiss during the performance.

Serbia impressed with Bojana Stamenov singing Beauty Never Lies, a song penned by Charlie Mason, who wrote last year’s winning song Rise Like A Phoenix for Austria’s Conchita Wurst.

Russia, Belgium and Latvia were also among the favourites and drew in the votes from across Europe.

Other notable acts included show opener Slovenia, whose act wore headphones throughout the performance and featured a dancer on air violin.

Voting followed the typical bloc system often seen in Eurovision, with neighbouring Balkan and former USSR countries awarding each other top points. However, many countries strayed from their traditional voting patterns to send Russia, Sweden and Italy into the lead.

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Mans Zelmerlow representing Sweden celebrates with the trophy after winning the final of the Eurovision Song Contest in Austria’s capital Vienna (Kerstin Joensson/AP)

Austria and Germany were the only countries to receive the embarrassing Eurovision score of nul points.

This year, TV cook Nigella Lawson called in the UK’s votes, showing off her German, Italian and French language skills as she read out the results which included 12 points for Sweden, 10 for Australia and eight for Italy.

The contest this year was held at the Wiener Stadthalle and saw 2014′s victor Wurst as one of the hosts, who also kicked off the competition with a song based around the competition’s theme, building bridges, and gave a performance of a new track later in the evening.



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