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Six countries wanted to pull out of Eurovision 2024 just 25 minutes before the final - www.nme.com - Britain - Sweden - Ireland - Finland - Israel - Palestine
nme.com
28.05.2024 / 13:09

Six countries wanted to pull out of Eurovision 2024 just 25 minutes before the final

Eurovision 2024 nearly pulled out of the song contest, just 25 minutes before the live final.The grand final of the competition took place in Malmö, Sweden – the home of 2023 winner Loreen – on Saturday May 11. However, the show was mired by widespread political backlash over the inclusion of Israel amid the Hamas-Israel conflict.Many of the contestants, including Ireland’s Bambie Thug and UK representative Olly Alexander, faced pressure to boycott the event in solidarity with Palestine.

Olly Alexander confirms he’s abandoned Years & Years moniker at Radio 1’s Big Weekend - www.nme.com - Britain - city Santo
nme.com
27.05.2024 / 23:33

Olly Alexander confirms he’s abandoned Years & Years moniker at Radio 1’s Big Weekend

Olly Alexander confirmed that he is now performing under his own name during his performance at Radio 1’s Big Weekend.Alexander broke out in music as the frontman of Years & Years alongside Mikey Goldsworthy & Emre Türkmen. They released two albums together, 2015’s ‘Communion’ and 2018’s ‘Palo Santo’, spawning hits such as ‘King’ and ‘Shine’.

Despite protests, Eurovision 2024 breaks global viewing figures - www.nme.com - Britain - Germany - Israel
nme.com
24.05.2024 / 15:35

Despite protests, Eurovision 2024 breaks global viewing figures

Eurovision 2024 broke global viewing figures despite protests over the inclusion of Israel at this year’s event.According to figures from the EBU, 163 million viewers tuned into the three live events including the Grand Final.The total reach of the contest also increased by one million people compared to 2023 and has grown by two million since 2022’s event in Turin.The viewing share for the Grand Final was also 46.7 per cent – the highest since 2006 and almost triple the broadcast channels average (17.6 per cent).Germany recorded the highest audience for the Grand Final with an average of 8.1million viewers watching on Das Erste and ONE. The United Kingdom also had the second highest audience with 7.7 million viewers tuning in for the Grand Final on BBC One despite viewing figures being down compared to last year’s event in Liverpool.Online, the Eurovision Song Contest’s digital platforms had another record year with 486million unique accounts reached on TikTok, during the event weeks, more than four times as many as that in 2023.Up to 42million unique viewers across 231 countries and territories also watched content on the official YouTube channel during the week of the live shows.Speaking about the record results across the board, Jean Philip De Tender, EBU Deputy Director General said: “These incredible numbers show the Eurovision Song Contest’s huge global impact – online, on TV and importantly musically.

Manchester United predicted XI to face Brighton as Marcus Rashford and Raphael Varane calls made - www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk - Manchester - Portugal
manchestereveningnews.co.uk
18.05.2024 / 07:17

Manchester United predicted XI to face Brighton as Marcus Rashford and Raphael Varane calls made

Manchester United are preparing for their final Premier League fixture of the season against Brighton.

SpaceNK shoppers are snapping up 'fresh' vanilla scent perfect for summer - and you can get 15% off - www.ok.co.uk
ok.co.uk
16.05.2024 / 09:27

SpaceNK shoppers are snapping up 'fresh' vanilla scent perfect for summer - and you can get 15% off

SpaceNK shoppers are flocking to buy a 'fresh' vanilla scent that they insist is perfect for both cooler and warmer months. Wild Vanilla Orchid by Floral Street is proving popular and is created by one of the most popular noses in the market. The fragrance was first launched in 2017 with Jérôme Epinette working as the nose.The perfumer is known for also working on brands such as Byredo, Commodity and Zara's viral scents - alongside many other huge names.

Eurovision star Olly Alexander breaks silence after UK's 'nul points' nightmare - www.dailyrecord.co.uk - Britain - Sweden - Switzerland - Israel - Palestine - county Alexander
dailyrecord.co.uk
12.05.2024 / 14:25

Eurovision star Olly Alexander breaks silence after UK's 'nul points' nightmare

Olly Alexander, Britain's Eurovision Song Contest entrant for this year, has shared his thoughts following the nightmarish event in Sweden.

Eurovision 2024: Olly Alexander’s dad “surprised” at public giving him zero points - www.nme.com - Britain - Switzerland - Croatia
nme.com
12.05.2024 / 12:01

Eurovision 2024: Olly Alexander’s dad “surprised” at public giving him zero points

Olly Alexander‘s dad has said he was “surprised” that his son’s song ‘Dizzy’ received the dreaded ‘nul points’ from the public at last night’s Eurovision.Despite high hopes for this year’s UK entry, Alexander finished in 18th place out of 25 countries with 46 points, a position he only achieved thanks to his jury score.Now, his dad David Thornton has shared his thoughts, saying that Eurovision still offered a “fantastic learning experience” for Alexander [via BBC].“I enjoyed every minute of it,” said Thornton. “To me it’s a real surprise the public didn’t sort of connect with that song, though the juries gave it a really good score.”He added: “He’s had a wonderful time out there.

Switzerland Wins the Eurovision Song Contest - variety.com - France - Sweden - Ukraine - Netherlands - Switzerland - Israel - Croatia
variety.com
11.05.2024 / 23:35

Switzerland Wins the Eurovision Song Contest

K.J. Yossman Switzerland has won the Eurovision Song Contest. Swiss entry Nemo stormed the contest with the song “The Code,” walking away with 591 points — a combination of a jury vote and public vote.

Eurovision fans say 'something wasn't right' with Olly Alexander's performance - www.ok.co.uk - Britain
ok.co.uk
11.05.2024 / 23:29

Eurovision fans say 'something wasn't right' with Olly Alexander's performance

Eurovision enthusiasts were left scratching their heads after Olly Alexander's performance at the competition, as something seemed amiss. During the live broadcast of Eurovision 2024 on Saturday night, viewers watched Olly Alexander take to the stage, hoping to clinch the title.

Where UK finished in Eurovision 2024 and how many points Olly Alexander got - www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk - Britain - Sweden - Portugal
manchestereveningnews.co.uk
11.05.2024 / 23:03

Where UK finished in Eurovision 2024 and how many points Olly Alexander got

All eyes were on Olly Alexander as he took to the stage at Malmo Arena in Sweden to represent the UK at the Eurovision Song Contest. And it while it wasn't meant to be for us this year, with a brutal zero points in the public vote, we did fair slightly better than last year.

How to vote in Eurovision 2024 and how voting system works - www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk - Britain - Sweden
manchestereveningnews.co.uk
11.05.2024 / 20:49

How to vote in Eurovision 2024 and how voting system works

The 68th Eurovision Song Contest is finally here, with another set of musical hopefuls eager to represent their countries and impress both the judges and the public.

Inside Eurovision’s Olly Alexander’s life off-screen – from famous ex to unusual world record - www.ok.co.uk - Britain
ok.co.uk
11.05.2024 / 16:41

Inside Eurovision’s Olly Alexander’s life off-screen – from famous ex to unusual world record

The wait is almost over for this year’s Eurovision Song Contest and performers from across the globe are getting ready to battle it out to be crowned winners of one of the world’s most famous singing competitions. With the UK last winning the competition back in 1997, though Sam Ryder came close in 2022, all hopes of taking home the crown are on this year’s entry Olly Alexander, who recently divided fans when he made his Eurovision debut earlier this week with a performance of his song Dizzy.

Who is UK Eurovision 2024's Olly Alexander? - www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk - Britain
manchestereveningnews.co.uk
11.05.2024 / 15:01

Who is UK Eurovision 2024's Olly Alexander?

Fans of Eurovision will already know that Olly Alexander is set to represent the United Kingdom at the 68th song contest in Malmö this month. Olly revealed the news during the Grand Final of BBC One’s Strictly Come Dancing on Saturday, December 16, 2023.

Eurovision 2024 party sweepstake kit to download for free - www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk - Britain - Spain - France - Sweden - Italy - Norway - Germany - Netherlands - Portugal - Switzerland - Greece - Slovenia - Finland - Cyprus - Serbia - Armenia - county Angelina - Croatia - county Alexander - Latvia
manchestereveningnews.co.uk
11.05.2024 / 14:01

Eurovision 2024 party sweepstake kit to download for free

It's nearly that time again for the Eurovision grand finale to appear on our small screens.

Inside Eurovision drama from banned act to 'emotional' Olly Alexander and angry booing - www.dailyrecord.co.uk - Britain - Sweden - Netherlands - Israel
dailyrecord.co.uk
11.05.2024 / 13:07

Inside Eurovision drama from banned act to 'emotional' Olly Alexander and angry booing

This year's Eurovision Song Contest has got off to a frenzied start and the final hasn't even begun.

Check out the Eurovision 2024 running order and who’s competing - www.nme.com - Britain - Spain - France - Sweden - Italy - Ireland - Ukraine - Norway - Germany - Netherlands - Portugal - Switzerland - Greece - Slovenia - Luxembourg - Finland - Cyprus - Serbia - Armenia - Israel - county Angelina - Croatia - Palestine - Lithuania - Latvia - Estonia
nme.com
11.05.2024 / 09:31

Check out the Eurovision 2024 running order and who’s competing

Eurovision is set to take place tonight (May 11) – check out the full running order and list of contestants below.Altogether, 37 countries entered the contest and were split in half to compete for a place in the finals across two semi finals on Tuesday (May 7) and Thursday (May 9). Tonight, 26 of them will perform in the final, with Big Five nations France, Spain, Germany, Italy, the UK and the host nation Sweden all going straight through.Representing the UK this year is Olly Alexander, who will be performing his song ‘Dizzy’ which has been compared to the likes of the Pet Shop Boys’ ‘It’s A Sin’.According to Eurovision World, the favourites to win the competition is Croatia, whose entry Baby Lasagna currently has a 42 per cent chance at snagging the crown this year with their song ‘Rim Tim Tagi Dim’.The full running order for Eurovision 2024 is:1. Sweden | Marcus & Martinus – ‘Unforgettable’2. Ukraine | alyona alyona & Jerry Heil – ‘Teresa & Maria’3. Germany | ISAAK – ‘Always On The Run’4. Luxembourg | TALI – ‘Fighter’5. Netherlands | Joost Klein – ‘Europapa’6. Israel | Eden Golan – ‘Hurricane’7. Lithuania | Silvester Belt – ‘Luktelk’8. Spain | Nebulossa – ‘ZORRA’9. Estonia | 5MIINUST x Puuluup – ‘(nendest) narkootikumidest ei tea me (küll) midagi’10. Ireland | Bambie Thug – ‘Doomsday Blue’11. Latvia | Dons – ‘Hollow’12. Greece | Marina Satti – ‘ZARI’13. United Kingdom | Olly Alexander – ‘Dizzy’14. Norway | Gåte – ‘Ulveham’15. Italy | Angelina Mango – ‘La Noia’16. Serbia | TEYA DORA – ‘RAMONDA’17. Finland | Windows95man – ‘No Rules!’18. Portugal | iolanda – ‘Grito’19. Armenia | LADANIVA – ‘Jako’20. Cyprus | Silia Kapsis – ‘Liar’21. Switzerland | Nemo – ‘The Code’22. Slovenia | Raiven – ‘Veronika’23. Croatia | Baby

Olly Alexander responds to his odds of winning Eurovision - www.nme.com - Britain - Israel - Palestine
nme.com
11.05.2024 / 03:11

Olly Alexander responds to his odds of winning Eurovision

Olly Alexander has responded to his odds of winning the 2024 Eurovision Song Contest.The singer revealed to BBC that he had taken a look at what the bookies were saying about his chances of winning the contest. “My odds for winning are at one per cent,” he told the outlet.

Eurovision legend Cheryl Baker says Olly Alexander has 'little chance' of winning for UK - www.dailyrecord.co.uk - Britain
dailyrecord.co.uk
09.05.2024 / 19:35

Eurovision legend Cheryl Baker says Olly Alexander has 'little chance' of winning for UK

Eurovision icon Cheryl Baker has unleashed a scathing critique, doubting Olly Alexander's chances of triumphing at the upcoming contest.

Bambie Thug shares cover of The Cranberries’ ‘Zombie’, shares “prayers for Palestine” as they speak out on Eurovision censorship - www.nme.com - Britain - Sweden - Ireland - Palestine
nme.com
09.05.2024 / 13:41

Bambie Thug shares cover of The Cranberries’ ‘Zombie’, shares “prayers for Palestine” as they speak out on Eurovision censorship

Eurovision entry Bambie Thug has shared an eerie cover of The Cranberries’ ‘Zombie’ and spoken out in support of Palestine ahead of this weekend’s finale.The non-binary singer will be representing Ireland at the final of the song contest in Malmö, Sweden, and has become Ireland’s first finalist since 2018. They won their place in Saturday’s final (May 11) with a performance of ‘Doomsday Blue’ at Tuesday’s (May 7) semi-finals.They have been listed as in the top 10 favourites to win the competition this year, and told NME that they are hoping to “give the best performance I can and try to connect in those three minutes to those millions of viewers”.That being said, there has been pressure on contestants, including Thug and UK representative Olly Alexander, to boycott the event in solidarity with Palestine.

ITV This Morning's Cat Deeley fires back at Ben Shephard as he pokes fun at her outfit on show - www.ok.co.uk - Britain - Sweden - Cyprus
ok.co.uk
08.05.2024 / 17:47

ITV This Morning's Cat Deeley fires back at Ben Shephard as he pokes fun at her outfit on show

ITV's This Morning had a bit of a bumpy start on Wednesday when presenter Ben Shephard teased Cat Deeley live on air, accusing her of dressing like a dancer from Eurovision. Prior to the exchange, Lorraine Kelly had conducted an interview with Eurovision Song Contest UK entry Olly Alexander.

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