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The United Kingdom will be represented by singer Ollie Alexander of Years and Years

The United Kingdom will be represented by singer Ollie Alexander of Years and Years

The United Kingdom Represented inEurovision 2024 By one of its stars, Ollie Alexander. The 33-year-old artist officially announced her participation on the BBC One show “Strictly Come Dancing” (“Dancing with the Stars” on the channel) on Saturday evening. His song will be released later.

“I wanted to [d’aller à l’Eurovision] I think the time has come to release music under my own name. I am determined to give everything I have and give you all a great and unforgettable performance,” said Oli Alexander. Competition website. The singer said “I loved watching Eurovision from a young age”. “I still can’t believe I’m going to be part of this tradition and represent England as a gay man, it’s a real honour,” he added.

Two No. 1 albums

Ollie Alexander was the lead singer of the pop group Years and Years, from 2010 to 2021. Two years ago, the division of the band was announced, but its name will continue to be the solo project of the artist. This no longer fit, Ollie Alexander decided to act under his own name.

Years and Years has had two of its three studio albums (Communion in 2015 and Night Call in 2022) chart at number one in the UK charts, ten of its songs in the UK chart were top 40 singles, and it was awarded a BRIT Billion Award. For surpassing 6.5 billion streaming streams worldwide.

A career as an actor

Ollie Alexander continues his acting career with his music projects. In 2021, she played one of the lead roles “It’s a sin”, Russell D. Davis’ series During the AIDS years in Britain. Committed to fighting for the rights of gay and LGBT people, he is also an icon of the queer community.

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This is not the first time the United Kingdom has been represented by one of its most famous artists. More recent examples have different rules. Team Blue finished eleventh in 2011, Engelbert Humperdinck finished 25th (and the final in 2012) and Bonnie Tyler finished 19th in 2013.