Olly Alexander | United Kingdom 2024 Photo Richie Talboy

Biography of Olly Alexander

Oliver Alexander Thornton, born on July 15, 1990, is a versatile figure in the entertainment industry, known for his roles as a singer, actor, and LGBT+ activist. He gained fame as the frontman of the pop band Years & Years, which secured multiple chart-topping albums and singles on the UK charts. Thornton continued to release music with the band until its disbandment in 2024.

As Olly Alexander ventures into his debut release under his own name, he stands as one of today's most ground-breaking pop sensations. Across three highly acclaimed albums, this multifaceted artist has achieved two UK number 1 albums, 10 UK Top 40 singles, and received the prestigious BRIT Billion Award, with an impressive 6.5 billion streams worldwide.

Celebrated for his extraordinary talent and profound impact on culture, Olly has become a defining figure of his generation. His remarkable portrayal in Russell T Davies' "It's A Sin" garnered widespread acclaim, leading to the show's triumph as Best New Drama at the National Television Awards and earning him a coveted BAFTA nomination for Leading Actor in 2022. Additionally, Olly lent his vocals to the revamped title song “It’s a Sin” adding another layer to his diverse artistic contributions.

With headline appearances at arenas and festivals across the globe, Olly has cemented his status as a bona fide global icon. His collaborations with music legends like Sir Elton John, Kylie Minogue, and the Pet Shop Boys underscore his enduring influence and multifaceted artistry.

The Song

Song: Dizzy
Writer(s): Danny L Harle & Olly Alexander
Composer(s): Danny L Harle & Olly Alexander
Broadcaster: BBC

As one of the standout figures in the music scene this year, Olly is basking in early acclaim, yet also facing high expectations. The UK's entry this year centres around the allure of passionate kisses and the intoxicating feeling they evoke, with a chorus that leaves a lasting impression. Anticipation is building for Olly's live performance, expected to be nothing short of extraordinary. With a talented artist, a captivating song, and a commitment to elevating the Eurovision Song Contest with quality, the UK is poised for a return to success on the international stage.

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