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Olly Alexander takes the United Kingdom to Eurovision 2024

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Olly Alexander takes the United Kingdom to Eurovision 2024

Olly Alexander will represent the United Kingdom at the 68th Eurovision Song Contest in Malmö, Sweden in May 2024.

The Years and Years singer and actor has scored 2 #1 UK albums, 10 UK Top 40 singles and was recently awarded the BRIT Billion Award  – with 6.5 billion streams globally. Now his music is evolving into a solo project and, in 2024 with this new era he takes on the Eurovision battle to bring the contest back to the UK.

Olly Alexander:

“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!”

Olly Alexander poses for his Madame Tussauds waxwork head in September this year

Kalpna Patel-Knight, Head of Entertainment at the BBC:

“To have an artist of Olly Alexander’s calibre representing the UK in Malmö in 2024 is testament to just how much the BBC wants to keep momentum of Eurovision riding high since the UK had the honour of hosting the contest on behalf of Ukraine in Liverpool earlier this year. Olly is the perfect ambassador for the UK as both an immensely talented and world renowned artist and passionate fan of the competition.”

Having headlined arenas and festivals worldwide – not to mention collaborating with the likes of Sir Elton John, Kylie, and Pet Shop Boys – Alexander’s showbiz presence recently saw him immortalised at Madame Tussauds London.

His acting credits include Russell T Davies’ It’s A Sin which won Best New Drama at the National Television Awards, with Olly also nominated for Leading Actor at the 2022 BAFTA Television Awards.

Olly’s UK Eurovision song, co-written with Danny L Harle, will be revealed in due course the Beeb this evening note.

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