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United Kingdom: A1 ready for Eurovision 2025?

Even though the next Eurovision Song Contest is ten months away, the excitement remains high.

Another chart-topping band, just like Olly Alexander, is vying to represent the United Kingdom in Eurovision 2025. One of the biggest boybands of the 1990s, A1, is here to bring some nostalgia to the Eurovision stage.

A1 member Ben Adams stated in the Daily Star’s Hot TV column that:

It would be amazing to represent the UK. Eurovision is watched by so many people, and it has been a massive launch pad for so many acts.

We’ve got a song on our next album that I think would be flipping perfect for the UK to have. Hopefully, somebody gets in contact.

Ben Adams is no stranger to the Eurovision community. Along with Gaute Ormåsen and Carl-Henrik Wahl and under the name of “Subwoolfer” represented Norway in Eurovision 2022, finishing tenth. In fact, their identities remained hidden for a year following Eurovision, as they were performing wearing masks and went with the pseudonyms Keith, Jim and DJ Astronaut.

Meanwhile Ben Adams also stated that:

Fans in the UK are starting to appreciate Eurovision after the success Sam Ryder in 2022

The UK is catching up to the rest of Europe. It has become bigger and bigger. I’ve got the Eurovision bug. I love it!

Ben’s bandmates are also keen with the idea to represent the country in Eurovision:

I would love us to do the contest. To be able to do it would be one of the highlights of our career“, said Mark Read.

“I’ve been saying to the others for a while that Eurovision is a big thing, and we should consider doing it”, mentioned Christian Ingebrigtsen.

Who are A1?

A1 is a British-Norwegian boy band that was founded in 1998. Paul Marazzi, Christian Ingebrigtsen, Mark Read, and Ben Adams made up the original lineup. The other members are from London, while Ingebrigtsen is originally from Oslo, Norway.

In mid-1999, “Be the First to Believe,” their debut single, peaked at number six on the UK singles chart. In the late 1990s and early 2000s, they were successful on charts in the UK and other countries, especially in Southeast Asia. They had six more top 10 hits in the UK, including two number ones that were written by the band. Furthermore, in 2001 they were awarded a Brit Award for “British Breakthrough Act.”

A1 also tried to represent Norway in Eurovision in 2010, with their song “Don’t Wanna Lose You Again”, placing second in the Norwegian national selection.

Olly Alexander represented the United Kingdom in Eurovision 2024 with his song “Dizzy“. Despite the high hopes he ended up in the eighteenth place, scoring nul points from the public.

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United Kingdom: Olly Alexander starts rehearsals and releases the extended version of “Dizzy”!!

The representative of the United Kingdom Olly Alexander has started rehearsals for Eurovision 2024 as the singer has his sights set on the competition in Malmö!

Through the social media Olly Alexander gives a first image to the fans from the rehearsals for the 68th Eurovision Song Contest. In the video below you can take a look at the rehearsals that Olly himself posted.

 

Δείτε αυτή τη δημοσίευση στο Instagram.

 

Η δημοσίευση κοινοποιήθηκε από το χρήστη olly alexander (@ollyalexanderr)

Furthermore the Birtish artist released the extended version of “Dizzy”, the song with which he is going to represent the United Kingdom in the 2024 Eurovision Song Contest. The extended version lasts 1 minute and 30 seconds longer than the one Olly is going to perform on the stage of Malmö!

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United Kingdom: Eurovisionfun Reacts to Eurovision 2024 Entry “Dizzy”!

This year’s UK entry is none other than Olly Alexander with ‘Dizzy‘. The country superstar with his smash hit Years & Years has three hugely successful albums under his belt to date, scored 2 UK #1 albums, 10 UK Top 40 Singles and was recently awarded a BRIT Billion Award ( with 6.5 billion streams worldwide).

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The Eurovisionfun team once again watched and reacted to the official video clip of the country’s entry for the upcoming Eurovision contest! Enjoy Apostolis, Spyros and Katerina in a Reaction video with detailed commentary on UK’s participation in Eurovision 2024!

Do you like UK’s entry for this year’s Eurovision Song Contest? Tell us in the comments below!

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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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United Kingdom: Olly Alexander will be the country’s representative in Eurovision 2024!

The Eurovision 2024 news do not stop from coming! Just moments ago, 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 tonight (Saturday 16 December) to a delighted studio audience and to the millions of viewers watching at home.

https://twitter.com/Eurovision/status/1736123944409641377?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Etweet

Who we got to Olly Alexander?

There was an extensive speculation regarding the successor of Mae Muller in the representation of the United Kingdom. Less than a month ago and as we updated you, “The Sun UK” revealed that Olly Alexander was in advanced talks with BBC. Moreover, according to a source of “The Sun UK” :

It’s a dream come true for Olly. Things aren’t quite locked in but he is a favourite with bosses.

Olly has said for ages he wants to have a crack at it — and after teaming up with Danny for the song he thinks we have a great shot.

He is aware people say that no established act in their right mind would go on the show due to the UK’s track record but as far as he is concerned that’s just ­snobbery.

A potentially very successful team up

Olly Alexander has a powerful ally on his side for his Eurovision bid. It is said that Danny L Harle, Dua Lipa’s producer, has put together Olly Alexander’s bid. Danny is the brains behind Dua’s latest smash hit “Houdini” and will probably serve as the executive producer on her upcoming third studio album.

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.

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Source: BBC

United Kingdom: Eurovision-winning songwriter Linnea Deb shows interest in writing a UK Eurovision entry!

One could say that Linnea is a hit-making-machine and that’s not wrong! Deb won the Eurovision Song Contest back in 2015, when she was one of the songwriters for Måns Zelmerlöw‘s Swedish entry “Heroes“, but that was not just it!

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United Kingdom: The search for the Eurovision 2024 entry has begun!

According to BBC2 DJ and Eurovision presenter Scott Mills, the UK is already on the hunt for its next Eurovision representative.

In particular, he stated:

“Well, I will tell you that meetings are already underway that I might be in and I actually think that honestly, it was a disappointing result for Mae. Was the song better received initially than ‘Spaceman’? Yes. Was it a top 10 hit? Yes. Normally you hear the chat on Christmas Day of ‘we’re rubbish at that, aren’t we?’ I’m not hearing that chat this year.”

When asked what he thinks is the problem with the country failing to score highly in the competition, Scott replied:

“What we need to do this year is we need to send… this is the problem! Well, not the problem but here’s where we differ [with other nations]. The thing is, Israel will just send their best popstar. We can’t do that because we have global megastar popstars. It’s a catch 22 situation because people that don’t really understand it, just go, ‘get Adele to do it,’ but it doesn’t work like that! In Israel they’ll send Noa Kirel who has won a ridiculous amount of MTV awards and is a fully fledged Israeli incredible pop star. We don’t have that privilege, or we’re not in that situation,”

As we previously reported, the United Kingdom will be conducting an internal selection for Eurovision 2024.

Last year, Mae Muller, despite being in the top ten of the bets throughout the season, settled for the penultimate place in the leaderboard after her performance with “I Wrote A Song”.

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United Kingdom: The end of the collaboration between TaP and BBC!

The TaP Music record company will not collaborate with BBC for Eurovision 2024!

Through a post on the official account of TaP Music on X (former Twitter) it was announced that the record company will not be involved to the preparation of the British entry at the upcoming 2024 contest after a partnership with BBC the last two years.

The entries of the United Kingdom for the 2022 and 2023 contest respectively had emerged through the collaboration between TaP and BBC. In 2022 the UK managed to return shortly back to their glory days after Sam Ryder and his song Space Man finished in the 2nd place having scored 466 points. However the UK landed abruptly back to the bottom of the scoreboard as Mae Muller and her entry I Wrote a Song did not confirm the odds who wanted them in the first ten places. She ended up 25th with 24 points.

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Eurovision 2023 UK:Mel C is set to introduce the hosts during the televised shows!

British singer and songwriter Melanie C,former member of the 1990s pop girl band Spice Girls,is bound to introduce the hosts of the three live shows of the Eurovision Song Contest 2023 in Liverpool.

The 49-year old singer,who has released eight solo album so far,is going lend her voice to introduce the hosts of this year’s song contest in Liverpool.That being said,she joins the line-up of other world-wide acclaimed artists that are set to appear in the Eurovision Song Contest,such as Rita Ora and Luke Evans.

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source:eurovoix