United Kingdom: Olly Alexander releases "Dizzy" for Eurovision 2024

The song that will represent the United Kingdom in Malmö, "Dizzy" by Olly Alexander, has just been released. The music video will be released on Friday morning at 09:00 CET

With Olly Alexander representing the United Kingdom at the Eurovision Song Contest 2024, the expectations for a potential UK victory are higher than ever before.

For those who are unfamiliar with him, Alexander is better known for his project Years & Years with whom he's already managed to top the UK charts. He also has duets with Kylie Minogue, Tove Lo, and even Elton John in his catalogue.

Ready for a solo career, Olly accepted the challenge of representing his country and has now released his entry for the contest titled "Dizzy."

United Kingdom 2024: Olly Alexander – "Dizzy"

"Dizzy" was written by Olly himself, together with Danny L. Harle.

Olly Alexander

Oliver Alexander Thornton, known as Olly Alexander, is an English singer and actor who is better known for his project Years & Years.

He's been linked to music since he was young, as his mother was one of the founders of the Coleford Music Festival. He started acting in plays in school and went on to study Performing Arts, even though he dropped out to pursue an acting career which came about in 2008 with the film "Summerhill."

In 2010, Years & Years was formed and Olly joined as the lead vocalist. Their first single didn't come out until two years later, and then in 2013 they found success with the song "Traps." By then, Years & Years had shrunk from a five-piece group to a trio.

The group continued to release music, and in 2015 their single "King" made it to the top of the charts in the UK, which changed the game for Olly and his friends.

Regardless, and after two studio albums, Olly remains as the only member of the project Years & Years. He also goes by his solo name, Olly Alexander.

The United Kingdom in Eurovision

The United Kingdom has participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 65 times since 1957. The UK has only skipped the contest two times: 1956 and 1958. They have won Eurovision five times:

United Kingdom 1981: Bucks Fizz - "Making Your Mind Up"

...and have finished in 2nd place 16 times! They came last five times: 2003, 2008, 2010, 2019 and 2021.

United Kingdom 1981: Bucks Fizz - "Making Your Mind Up"

The United Kingdom is a member of the "Big-5," which means they don't have to go through the Semi-final round and are automatically qualified for the Grand Final.

About the author: Pedro Santos (Portugal)

authorPedro comes from Lisbon, Portugal. He's 30 years old and graduated in journalism. He has attended Eurovision Song Contest three times live - 2018, 2019 and 2022 - and covered the show twice more (2021, 2023) but his first Eurovision memory takes him back to 2007 when Sarbel delivered his catchy "Yassou Maria" performance. Pedro's favorite Eurovision song is Albania's 2015 "I'm Alive" by Elhaida Dani which is also his favorite Eurovision edition.

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