Singer Olly Alexander has excited Eurovision fans by sharing a portion of his song “Dizzy”, which he will perform for the UK at this year’s competition in May. The former lead singer of Years and Years shared a 20-second clip of the upbeat pop song on social media and announced that the full song will be available on 1 March.
Despite only hearing a short part of the song, some fans are already predicting that it could bring an end to the UK’s long Eurovision victory drought. One Instagram user confidently declared, “Eurovision winner for sure,” while another added the song to their playlist but expressed doubts about its chances of winning.
BBC Radio 2’s Eurovision host Scott Mills and co-host Rylan also expressed their excitement for the song. In a video clip, Alexander is seen performing the song on a rooftop at night, wearing a pinstripe jacket with the sleeves cut off, a matching skort, and a homemade rosette badge.
The song, which Alexander promised would be a danceable electronic track rather than a ballad, was co-written by him and Danny L Harle, who has produced hits for artists like Dua Lipa, Chic, and Charli XCX. Alexander hopes to improve on the UK’s disappointing performance at last year’s Eurovision, where Mae Muller came second to last.
The singer also posted a photo of himself upside down on a swing wearing only a kilt, tattered socks, and one shoe, which may hint at his performance routine at the grand final in Malmo, Sweden, on 11 May. Alexander is known for his hits with Years and Years like “Desire”, “King”, and “If You’re Over Me”, as well as his BAFTA-nominated acting role in Channel 4’s Aids drama “It’s A Sin”.