Olly Alexander Teases Upcoming Eurovision Track And Fans Are Here For It

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Olly Alexander Teases Upcoming Eurovision Track And Fans Are Here For It

British singer Olly Alexander is well known for his catchy singles, and by the looks of things, he’s got something special on the cards for Eurovision 2024. Representing the United Kingdom, Alexander will go up against 36 other entries in a bid to win the world’s biggest music competition.

But does ‘Dizzy’ have what it takes to capture the hearts of Europe’s music lovers? And which other contenders have a chance?

Dizzy

From the 21 seconds released on Alexander’s social media, we know two important things about the song ‘Dizzy’. The first is that it’s leaning closely into the UK’s self-stated aim for “an incredibly commercially successful hit.” The song feels like classic pop with a touch of romantic spice thrown in for good measure.

There’s an argument that the UK is playing it safe. In aiming to create a track with such broad mainstream appeal, the song might struggle to stand up against some of Europe’s more unique cultural styles.

The second thing we can say about ‘Dizzy’ is that no matter what criticism is thrown it’s way, the track has an undeniably catchy hook, giving it real earworm potential. With the best part of a month remaining until the track’s official release, that’s plenty of time for eager fans to build up their excitement.

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Right now, Olly Alexander is ranked third in bookies, with Italy and Ukraine coming in second and first, respectively. That being said, both countries have released full tracks while, at present, all we have of ‘Dizzy’ is a teaser.

On the other hand, while the UK and Italy are neck and neck for second place, Ukraine has a significant lead, with bookies giving them a 19% chance versus 8% for Italy and 7% for the UK. However, for anyone familiar with Ukraine’s track record at Eurovision, this should come as no surprise.

Since its first entry in 2003, Ukraine has won Eurovision three times over and has shown real consistency in its entries across the board. Furthermore, there remains political solid sympathy for Ukraine as a result of the Russian invasion. As if that wasn’t enough, this year’s entry, “Teresa & Maria,” is already turning heads with the incredible combination of Jerry Heil’s powerful vocals and Alyona Alyona’s hard-hitting rap.

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Everything To Play For

Of course, it’s still the early days, and many of the songs – including Alexander’s entry – have yet to be released. That’s excellent news for all us Eurovision fans because it means we’ve got a month of unique, diverse, and memorable music ahead of us. From Finland’s wonderfully eccentric ‘No Rules’ to Ireland’s goth-inspired ‘Doomsday Blue’, many fun and fascinating entries are already released and even more to come.

Olly Alexander’s ‘Dizzy’ releases on March 1st. For more information in the run-up to this year’s Eurovision Song Contest, be sure to keep coming back to Nexus Radio.

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