The best worst reviews of the UK's Eurovision entry

Dina Rickman@dinarickman
Sunday 08 March 2015 13:00
Showbiz

Pop duo Electro Velvet will represent Britain at the Eurovision song contest this May with Still in Love With You.

It is the debut song from Alex Larke, who performs with a Rolling Stones tribute act and Bianca Nicholas, a recent contestant on The Voice. It was chosen by the BBC as part of an open contest and so far it has received almost universally negative reviews. Here are the best of the bad reactions:

The Guardian: It's probably Nigel Farage's ringtone

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. Nigel Farage is probably making it his ringtone as we speak.

Read the full review here.

The Telegraph: A national embarrassment

That the song is rubbish almost goes without saying. Almost, but not quite. Does it need to be rubbish? Do we have to send another bunch of no hopers to ritual slaughter? Is anyone actually enjoying this annual parade of national embarrassment?

Read the full review here.

The president of the UK arm of the Eurovision fan club: It's not good enough

I've now listened to it a few times but on the Euro stage you only get one chance and I don't know if it's strong enough to woo the Eurovision voters

Paul Marks-Jones via BBC

Wiwi: A new low

I’m taking back every mean thing I ever said about Engelbert Humperdinck and Bonnie Tyler. They may have been on the other side of their peak when competing at Eurovision, but at no point could you call them cruise ship material. Or a Mick Jagger cover act, which, you all know, is Alex’s speciality. There’s nothing wrong with that and I’m sure he does it well. But cover acts perform at weddings and dive bars, not the Eurovision Song Contest.

Read the full review here.

Mark Gatiss: We're doomed

The Media Blog: Good news for Ukip

Metro: It's great

There is a hint of Mika in the song, and shades of Scatman, a very popular sound and one France have been keen to get for a while. Watching the BBC reveal, ‘irritatingly catchy’ seems to be a popular description. Lyrically, other countries are sending ballads – the United Kingdom might have got ourselves a bit of an edge. There are still ten songs to be chosen, but so far, so good.

Read the full review here.

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