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UK: more details about Olly Alexander’s song and preparation for Eurovision revealed

Olly Alexander is getting ready to represent the UK at the Eurovision Song Contest 2024 in Malmö, Sweden.

In a recent interview, the artist shared more information about his preparation and promotion for his Eurovision entry for the coming weeks leading to the Grand Final.  According to the representative, his Eurovision journey after public broadcaster BBC internally selected him has been exciting and has significantly changed his schedule.

“I’m eating, drinking, and living Eurovision and just trying to get time in between with my cats and my boyfriend,” said the English singer to Cosmopolitan.  Moreover, he mentioned that, although he felt the pressure of representing the UK he is “excited because it’s such an amazing opportunity and it feels very special to be a part of”.

Olly Alexander is a Eurovision himself.  In the interview, he further revealed that he has followed the national selections and that he thinks Ukraine, the Netherlands, France and Norway are sending really good acts.  Moreover, he said that he has received messages from UK representatives Sam Ryder and Mae Muller.

Dizzy

Olly Alexander will represent the UK with the song Dizzy.  Talking about his Eurovision song, the singer stated:

Any good pop song should take you on a journey. A Eurovision song, especially, should have drama and I hope people feel taken on this thrilling ride. As you can tell from the title, the song is about the overwhelming feeling you get when you’re with someone. It’s upbeat, you can dance to it, and it’s just wild.

As part of his preparations, Olly Alexander will perform Dizzy live on the Graham Norton Show on March 01 on BBC One at 11:40 pm CET.  During this Eurovision special, Graham Norton will talk with the UK representative about his Eurovision participation.  We will also watch the music video for Dizzy during the Eurovision special.

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Source: Cosmopolitan/ BBC Eurovision

United Kingdom: Rylan Clark comments “Eurovision Song Contest UK 2025”! | January 4 the release of the song?

Last night, BBC announced that the Olly Alexander will represent the United Kingdom at the 68th Eurovision Song Contest in Malmö.

Specifically, Olly revealed the news during the Grand Final of BBC One’s Strictly Come Dancing on Saturday 16 December to a delighted studio audience and to the millions of viewers watching at home.

A while ago Rylan Clark, who had provided the Eurovision Song Contest semi-finals commentary on BBC One with Scott Mills and hosted the grand final commentary on BBC Radio Two last May, took to X to comment on the selection of Olly Alexander as the UK representative at the Eurovision Song Contest 2024 in Malmö, Sweden.

The song is co-written by Danny Harle, who has written with Charli XCX and Dua Lipa, and the artist himself.

This comment is really hyping the entire fandom up, to such an extent that they are hunting on Easter eggs on the video posted by Olly!

According to Lucy Percy and Wiwibloggs, there are a couple of Easter eggs to look out for:

Numbers one and four

These numbers aren’t immediately obvious, but the fact that one and four can be found more than once throughout the background might be a proof that these are a clue. Normally new releases are on a Friday in the UK and January 4 is a Thursday. Could it be something else important announced on that date?

La

A sticker on the London phone booth reads “La“. In the Channel 4 show called “It’s A Sin” where Olly starred, a large group of friends live together in a house and greet each other by saying “La!” to each other. Olly was nominated for a Critic’s Choice Award and a BAFTA Award (the British Emmy Awards, basically) for his portrayal of the young queer character living through late 80s Britain.

Olly hugging himself

X user @corr1e noticed something key hiding away. In the image, on the pathway Olly is seen to be hugging another one of him. Could this mean the song is about self-love, or self-acceptance?

Several emojis

There are plenty of mixed emotions emojis stuck on the phone box. Could it point to the song being about mixed emotions?

Could it be that Rylan has already listened to the song? Let’s be patient and we will see in the next few weeks.

The Eurovision Song Contest 2024 is organized in collaboration with the city of Malmö and will be broadcast from Malmö Arena on Tuesday 7 May (semi-final 1), Thursday 9 May (semi-final 2) and Saturday 11 May (final) after Loreen won for a second time in Liverpool with the song “Tattoo“.

Source: Wiwibloggs

What do you think about the speculations on the UK entry? Have you managed to spot any other Easter eggs on the photo?

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United Kingdom: “The song is not a ballad!” | Olly Alexander speaks at the BBC!

Last night, BBC announced that the Olly Alexander will represent the United Kingdom at the 68th Eurovision Song Contest in Malmö.

Specifically, Olly revealed the news during the Grand Final of BBC One’s Strictly Come Dancing on Saturday 16 December to a delighted studio audience and to the millions of viewers watching at home.

The star later on backstage at Strictly Come Dancing, minutes after revealing live on air that he would be singing for the UK at the 2024 Eurovision Song Contest, he spoke to BBC about it! He kept it a secret for about two months and adds:

“I’ve known for about two months. It’s been really tough to keep it secret.”

But Olly is actually a massive Eurovision fan and comments on that:

“It goes right back to being a kid and watching the show with my family – ordering pizza and spending all night in front of the TV watching this insane, amazing show. It’s a bit like a spiritual homecoming for me because I love Eurovision so much. I love the theatrics, the drama. There’s such an amazing chaos of different musical styles and performers. You get so much on one night. It’s just so fun and camp.”

On the song he reveals that the song is a really good one and that he co-wrote it with Danny Harle, who has written with Charli XCX and Dua Lipa:

“I wrote the song with Danny Harle, and it’ll be coming next year. And it’s really good. That’s definitely the vibe. It’s gonna be electronic, something you can dance to. But yeah, I can’t say much more than that. I mean, it wasn’t gonna be a ballad. Or maybe it could have been a ballad. I love a ballad. Am I saying too much now? It’s not a ballad.”

Seemingly, BBC is taking it really seriously by announcing it so early this year. Olly makes it clear that he will be touring around Europe to promote the song, possible in most of the Eurovision pre-parties:

“I can’t wait to get out there and meet the fans and everyone else taking part. It’s going to be the wildest experience of my life.”

Who is Olly Alexander?

The 33 year-old Olly Alexander is a singer and actor from England. He is best known for his work as the lead singer of Years & Years, one of the UK’s most successful groups and as Ritchie Tozer in the Channel 4 drama series “It’s a Sin”. Alexander has been multi-nominee in the Brit Awards as well as several other awards within the United Kingdom.

Earlier today, Danny L Harle also commented on the song with a post on his X (Twitter) account:

Who is Danny L Harle?

Born on October 20, 1988, in Harrogate, North Yorkshire, Danny L Harle is a visionary producer and electronic music artist whose groundbreaking contributions have left an indelible mark on the UK music scene. As a prominent member of the PC Music collective, Harle gained widespread recognition for his innovative fusion of hyperkinetic beats and infectious melodies. His collaboration with Carly Rae Jepsen on “Broken Flowers” in 2015 showcased his ability to seamlessly blend experimental electronic elements with mainstream pop, catapulting him to the forefront of the industry. Notably, Harle has extended his influence through collaborations with acclaimed artists such as Dua Lipa, when he co-produced Lipa’s insistent comeback song “Houdini” along with Tame Impala’s Kevin Parker and Charli XCX, further solidifying his status as a sought-after producer and creative trailblazer in the dynamic landscape of electronic and pop music in the UK.

The Eurovision Song Contest 2024 is organized in collaboration with the city of Malmö and will be broadcast from Malmö Arena on Tuesday 7 May (semi-final 1), Thursday 9 May (semi-final 2) and Saturday 11 May (final) after Loreen won for a second time in Liverpool with the song “Tattoo“.

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Source: BBC

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