May 22, 2024

ESC 2024: Ollie Alexander sings for Great Britain

Ollie Alexander

“Dizzy”, 2024 in Malmö (final)

As of: May 8, 2024 1:42 am

Great Britain has decided: Ollie Alexander will represent the United Kingdom at the Eurovision Song Contest 2024. The singer will compete in Malmö with the song “Dizzy”.

According to the Dutch Joost Klein is the second international act confirmed for ESC 2024 with Ollie Alexander already winning in Germany. His 2015 single “King” with his band Years & Years reached number nine on the charts here and number one in his home country. Ollie Alexander has won several awards and announced his ESC nomination himself – on BBC Live’s “Sure Come Dancing”.

Video: Great Britain (UK): Ollie Alexander – “Dizzy” | First ESC semi-final 2024 (3 min)

Ollie Alexander wanted to be an actor

Oliver Alexander Thornton was born on July 15, 1990 in Harrogate, Northern England, which is Nicol’s hometown. He won the ESC for Germany eight years ago. While still in school, Ollie Alexander acted in school plays, then studied performing arts and auditioned for serials. His career dream is to become an actor. Her acting career began in 2008 with a role in a children’s television series. He recently starred in the critically acclaimed miniseries It’s a Sin.

Years & Years: The band was founded in 2010

Years & Years at N-JOY Starshow 2016.  © NDR Photo: Axel Herzig


Need years & years. In 2016 they will appear at the N-JOY star show in Hannover.

But it wasn’t just his acting – it was his voice too. At a party he met Michael Goldsworthy and Emre Turkmen, with whom he founded Three Years & Years in 2010. They released successful albums and reached the charts with a few singles, particularly in the United Kingdom. The band also performed with other artists such as Jess Glynn, Pet Shop Boys and Elton John. In 2021, Goldsworthy and Turkmen left the band and Years & Years became Ollie Alexander’s solo project.

Ollie Alexander is available as a wax figure at “Madame Tussauds”.

However, now he no longer wants to perform under the old band name. “I’ve wanted to do this for a long time and it feels like the right time to release music under my own name,” says Oli Alexander, who was recently immortalized as a wax figure at Madame Tussauds London. What he loves about ESC is “the wonderfully chaotic mix of musical styles, theatrical performances, heartfelt emotions and comedy.” ” With Malmö in mind, the long-time openly gay singer already has a resolution: “It’s an honor to wave the gayest possible flag for Great Britain!”

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Great Britain is one of the ESC’s “Big Five” countries and therefore always places in the final without qualifying for the semi-finals. Further

Ollie Alexander, Great Britain's ESC Act 2024. © Richie Tallboy Photo: Richie Tallboy

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Olly Alexander will compete for Great Britain at ESC 2024 with “Dizzy”. Here is the official music video for the song. 3 minutes

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