Dizzy: Olly Alexander releases UK Eurovision entry

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Singer Olly Alexander has officially released the UK’s entry for the 68th Eurovision Song Contest, due to be held in Malmö, Sweden in May 2024.

Today (Friday, 1 March) the singer officially released his entry, Dizzy, which was co-written with Danny L Harle.

Writing Dizzy

“I wrote the song last summer with Danny L Harle, we started off with the word ‘Dizzy’ because it just popped into my head and I liked it”, said Alexander.

“I was thinking about fun things that could make you dizzy and I remember saying “dizzy from your kisses” so the song is about feeling such an intense swell of emotion for someone they totally turn your world upside down and inside out.

“Danny and I believe music should transport you somewhere magical and we wanted to describe this magical place in the song; a place of beautiful gardens, eternal flowers and time turning endlessly in an ecstatic loop.

“We took the feeling of Dizziness and put that into the production, so there’s a lot of undulating arpeggios, lilting harmonies and counter rhythms in the backing vocals. We were inspired by a lot of music we love from the 80’s like Erasure, Adamski and of course Pet Shop Boys.”

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A song for all: In our fractured world Eurovision 2024 hopes to unite us.

BBC Studios will once again produce the BBC’s coverage of the biggest and most watched song competition in the world following the 67th Eurovision Song Contest which was hosted by the BBC in Liverpool, on behalf of Ukraine in May 2023.

Following Loreen’s victory in Liverpool with the song Tattoo, the 68th edition of the Contest will be taking place in Sweden, culminating in the Grand Final which will be broadcast live from Malmö Arena.

This will be the seventh time Sweden hosts the Contest and this year it’ll be hosted by a Hollywood star and an iconic Eurovision-veteran; Malin Åkerman and Petra Mede will together lead the three broadcasts, live from Malmö Arena.

How to watch Eurovision 2024 on the BBC

All three live programmes – both Semi Finals and the Grand Final – will once again be broadcast live on BBC One and BBC iPlayer in 2024.

The Semi-Finals will take place on 7 and 9 May with the Grand Final on Saturday 11 May 2024.