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It's Olly Alexander for the United Kingdom at Eurovision 2024

16 December 2023 at 21:39 CET
Multi-award winning artist Olly Alexander will represent the United Kingdom at the 68th Eurovision Song Contest in Malmö, Sweden in May.

Olly sprung the surprise news during the Grand Final of BBC One’s Strictly Come Dancing to a delighted studio audience and millions of viewers watching across the United Kingdom.

‘I’ve loved watching Eurovision ever since I was a little kid and I’m beyond excited to be taking part next year. As a young boy I always looked forward to this incredible event of unbridled joy, the wonderfully chaotic mix of musical styles, theatrical performances, heartfelt emotion and humour. I really can’t believe I’m going to be a part of such a special legacy and fly the flag for the UK in the gayest way possible, it shall be an honour!

I’ve wanted to do this for a long time and it feels like the right moment to start releasing music under my own name. I’m determined to give it everything I’ve got and put on an excellent and unforgettable performance for you all!’

About Olly Alexander

As he embarks on the first release under his own name, Olly Alexander remains one of the world's most trailblazing modern pop stars. Across three hugely successful albums to date, the singer, actor and fashion icon has scored two #1 UK albums, 10 UK Top 40 singles and was recently awarded the BRIT Billion Award (with 6.5 billion streams globally). 

With Years & Years evolving into a solo project and, in 2024, a brand new solo era, Olly has become a once-in-a-generation voice: the Russell T Davies show It's A Sin won Best New Drama at the National Television Awards, with Olly also nominated for Leading Actor at the 2022 BAFTA Television Awards.

Having headlined arenas and festivals worldwide - not to mention collaborating with the likes of Sir Elton John, Kylie, and Pet Shop Boys - Olly Alexander's icon-status recently saw him immortalised at Madame Tussauds London: a fitting home for a pop star who has helped change British culture forever, and now represents the United Kingdom on the Eurovision Song Contest stage.

Olly's UK Eurovision song, co-written with Danny L Harle, will be revealed in due course.