Eurovision Electro-Swing - Britain's entrant at this year's Eurovision Song Contest will be Electro Velvet, the BBC has announced. Consisting of Alex Larke and Bianca Nicholas, the newly formed pop duo will perform Still in Love With You in Vienna on 23 May to an estimated global audience of more than 180m viewers, in what will be the 60th Eurovision.

Larke is currently lead singer of tribute act The Rollin' Clones. Nicholas appeared in the 1999 Johnny Depp adventure Sleepy Hollow before, at 15, deciding upon a career in music. She has since duetted with Will Young, performed for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, and performed her debut solo single at the turning on of the 2011 Regent Street Christmas lights.

Described by the BBC as "an up-tempo electro-swing" track, Still in Love With You was chosen from hundreds of entries received by the BBC after an open-selection process that invited applications from anyone who fancied submitting a song. It was written by songwriter and TV and advert composer David Mindel and Adrian Bax White who, in his Twitter profile, describes himself as "music producer and bass enthusiast".

Change of Heart - The winner of the search to find Germany's Eurovision Song Contest entrant turned down the chance to represent his country on live TV. Andreas Kummert initially thanked the public for selecting his song Heart of Stone as Germany's entry. But, shortly afterwards, he took the microphone from presenter Barbara Schoneberger and said, "I'm really not in the right shape to accept this." Instead, he said, "I give my title to Ann Sophie", the 24-year-old runner-up.

Idol Entry - Former Australian Idol winner Guy Sebastian has been chosen to represent Australia at its debut Eurovision Song Contest. The announcement was made in a ceremony at the Sydney Opera House. Australia was given a wildcard entry to the 60th edition of the competition. The country has been fast-tracked to the final and so will not have to compete in the earlier rounds.

Polar Prize Winners - Scottish percussionist Dame Evelyn Glennie and country singer Emmylou Harris have been named this year's Polar Music Prize winners. Dame Ellen, who has been deaf since the age of 12, said she was "extremely surprised" to receive the award. The pair will be presented with their prize by Sweden's King Carl XVI Gustaf in Stockholm on 9 June. Harris said of her win, "I have to admit, I thought, 'Oh boy, a trip to Sweden!' I love to travel. I just hate packing and flights."

Theatre Takeover Talks - Ambassador Theatre Group is in talks to take over European venue operator Stage Entertainment for a reported €500 million (£360 million). A spokesman for the Netherlands-based entertainment giant confirmed to The Stage that the company was in the process of looking for a stakeholder, and that talks were ongoing.

Stage Entertainment - which was founded by Joop van den Ende, the creator of Big Brother production company Endemol - operates subsidiary companies in Germany, Spain, Russia, Italy, France, the UK and the US. In the last financial year the company recorded profits of €50m and a turnover of €515m.

The spokesman for Stage Entertainment said, "Joop van den Ende, as founder and sole shareholder, has decided to start talking to various parties for a minority share as new shareholders. These talks are ongoing."

Going Underground - A musical version of The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13¾ has opened as a tribute to the book's author Sue Townsend. It is being performed at Curve theatre in Leicester, the city where Townsend lived and where the book is set. The writer worked on the musical before her death last April and her family have given their blessing to the production going ahead. There will be more than 30 performances over the next four weeks. Executive producer Chris Stafford said, "For us this is something that is the c

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