Olly Alexander is representing UK at Eurovision 2024

Olly Alexander is heading to Eurovision Song Contest in 2024
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Olly Alexander will represent the United Kingdom at next year’s Eurovision Song Contest in Sweden, the pop star has revealed.

The gay performer dropped the announcement on television during the finale of the UK’s Strictly Come Dancing.

Olly said, “I love Eurovision so much, it’s a dream come true. I’m just so, so excited.”

Swedish singer Loreen won the 2023 Eurovision Song Contest in the UK city of Liverpool, which hosted on behalf of Ukraine.

The song Olly will perform in Malmo next May has yet to be announced, but the singer told the BBC it won’t be a ballad.

He’ll be up against a yet-to-be-announced Australian act when we return to the contest in 2024.

Olly Alexander fronted the band Years and Years for a decade until they split in 2021 and he went solo.

You may also know him from the brilliant Russell T Davies drama It’s a Sin. Olly played Ritchie Tozer, a gay teen living in London during the AIDS crisis.

The UK first joined the Eurovision Song Contest in 1957, and has since competed sixty-five times and has won five editions.

The UK’s last winning act was Katrina and the Waves back in 1997.

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1 Comment

  1. Michael Reid
    20 December 2023

    Lovely news from a genuinely LOVELY sweetheart of modern day popular music. Doesn’t hurt that Olly remains super gorgeous pretty young man. Look where he’ll be performing in it…..Sweden! The country that gave us [significantly boosted] the most marvellous pop act to ever emerge from The Eurovision Song Contest……..”Whoa YEAH!” ABBA! [It will be quite literally, if it lands on 6TH April] Marking 50TH Anniversary since A B B A won it for themselves in 1974 with “Waterloo”, in Brighton. UK. The vibes couldn’t be more promising. Upon hearing Olly was the UK entrant. I worried he might be over qualified, already being a successful pop star. However the more I think about it, I WILL only be TOO pleased if he came through as the victor on the night. I WILL actually be tuning in to Vote for him. So I hope he will choose an uptempo number he can surely do “pop magic” with! Bring It On! I will be getting involved beyond indifferent casual viewer for this reason in 2024. One hopes Australia will maintain the classy entrants it has to date, I’m thinking Budjerah would be the precisely perfect contestant! Has anyone heard this beautiful young man sing & perform with such earnest passion? The perfect answer to Olly Alexander, who will dazzle & shine in his own style!

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