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On 16 December 2024, Olly Alexander announced live on the Final of the BBC One TV show Strictly Come Dancing that he had been selected to represent the United Kingdom at the Eurovision Song Contest 2024 in Malmö, Sweden in May 2024.

Olly Alexander is best known for his involvement in Years & Years which, beginning as a group with Alexander as lead singer before becoming his solo project, achieved two No.1 UK albums and ten UK Top 40 singles. Years & Years received a BRIT Billion Award in 2023 celebrating the act surpassing the landmark of one billion career UK streams as calculated by the Official Charts Company.

Alexander is also an acclaimed actor and was nominated for Leading Actor at the 2022 BAFTA Television Awards for his performance in the Channel 4 TV drama It's A Sin.

On 7 February 2024, Alexander posted a brief online "teaser" extract from the United Kingdom's official entry for the Eurovision Song Contest 2024 entitled Dizzy. The song was written by Olly Alexander and producer Danny L Harle.

The full version was released on 1 March 2024 and was introduced by Olly Alexander on The Zoe Ball Breakfast Show on BBC Radio 2 and in a special programme - Graham Meets Olly - presented by Graham Norton and broadcast that evening on BBC One TV at 22:40. The programme was Executive Produced by Andrew Cartmell and Lee Smithurst and directed by James Kayler.

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Dizzy - official music video for the United Kingdom entry for
the
Eurovision Song Contest 2024