Britain’s Olly Alexander reveals a ‘dirty’ Eurovision rehearsal

During rehearsals for the Eurovision Song Contest 2024, Britain’s Olly Alexander revealed the raunchy performance he will be competing with.

The Years & Years frontman represents Great Britain with his song Dizzy.

In the week leading up to the Eurovision Song Contest, all participants rehearse their performances, with some elements visible to the public.

The official Eurovision Song Contest live blog described the performance as grainy with a lack of clothing.

“Essentially there’s a big room on stage, lined with dirty tiles and shower heads – the whole thing feels like a grittier version of George Michael’s. Outside,” they said.

“Olly’s four male dancers wear (the bare minimum of) red boxing gear, and the camera angles constantly change so that it appears as if the room is spinning, supported by a spinning black hole on the LED. It really feels like they are racing through space in a dirty dressing room.”

The British delegation had a more inventive and official explanation:

“Olly Alexander’s Eurovision performance takes viewers into a post-apocalyptic, dystopian boxing gym locker room, aboard a spaceship hurtling through a black hole to Earth in 1985!”

Only images and short clips will be available ahead of the live shows next week.

@eurovision @Olly Alexander makes us feel a certain way with all this hanging out… let’s call it Dizzy 🇬🇧 #Eurovision2024 ♬ original sound – Eurovision

Olly will present his song in the first semi-final on Tuesday night in Europe (Wednesday morning here in Australia). This is the same semi-final that Australia is in.

However, he will not participate in that semi-final. The five major countries Great Britain, Germany, Italy, France and Spain (plus host country Sweden) automatically receive a place in the grand final.

Olly and Great Britain are currently the tenth favorites to win the Eurovision Song Contest, behind leaders Croatia and Switzerland.

SBS confirms dates and times of the Eurovision Song Contest

The 68th Eurovision Song Contest will take place from Tuesday, May 7 to Saturday, May 11 (CEST) 2024 in Malmö, Sweden.

SBS has confirmed the dates and time of their Australian broadcasts, so mark your calendars. Voting is only available to Australians during the early morning broadcasts.

Live early morning broadcast on SBS and SBS On Demand

Semi-Final 1 – Wednesday May 8 at 5:00am AEST **Australia performs**
Semi-Final 2 – Friday May 10 at 5:00am AEST
Grand Final – Sunday May 12 at 5:00am AEST

Primetime broadcast on SBS and SBS On Demand

Semi-Final 1 – Friday May 10 at 7:30pm AEST **Australia performs**
Semi-Final 2 – Saturday May 11 at 7:30pm AEST
Grand Final – Sunday May 12 at 7:30pm AEST

More about Eurovision:

Electric Fields in Sweden for the first Eurovision Song Contest rehearsals

Courtney Act has a big plan for her trip to Eurovision 2024

ABBA rules out a reunion on the 50th anniversary of the Eurovision Song Contest victory

Electric Fields will represent Australia at Eurovision 2024

Olly Alexander is the British choice for Eurovision 2024

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