Olly Alexander

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Why Olly Alexander was a forgotten face in Eurovision school reunion crowd
The UK’s familiar-sounding entry fared poorly with voters in a contest where the shock of the new often does well

Philip Oltermann European culture editor in Malmö

12, May, 2024 @3:27 PM

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Eurovision loses almost a quarter of UK viewers compared with 2023
Saturday night’s final was watched by average of 7.64m as Britain’s entry, Olly Alexander, finished in 18th place

Emine Sinmaz

12, May, 2024 @12:22 PM

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Eurovision 2024: Switzerland’s Nemo wins 68th song contest with The Code – as it happened
25 countries performed in Malmö, amid controversy over Israel’s participation and expulsion of Dutch entry

Martin Belam

11, May, 2024 @11:25 PM

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‘We are not the arena to solve a Middle East conflict’: Sweden braced for a politically charged Eurovision
Israel’s inclusion in the lineup while war rages in Gaza may lead to the most controversial contest ever

Miranda Bryant in Malmö

07, Apr, 2024 @6:00 AM

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Eurovision: Olly Alexander and other competitors reject calls to boycott over Israel participation
The former Years and Years singer and star of It’s a Sin signed a joint response affirming a stance against ‘all forms of hate, including antisemitism and Islamophobia’

Laura Snapes

29, Mar, 2024 @1:36 PM

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Queer artists call on Olly Alexander to boycott Eurovision over Israel participation
Maxine Peake and Sarah Schulman among signatories of open letter asking singer to withdraw from contest

Nadeem Badshah

28, Mar, 2024 @6:32 PM

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Olly Alexander: Dizzy review – it’s a sinful ripoff from the UK’s Eurovision entry
You could easily believe the prosaic Dizzy to be the work of AI: what if the Pet Shop Boys did Eurovision?

Laura Snapes

01, Mar, 2024 @10:50 AM

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Elton John at Glastonbury: sun to go down on one of pop’s great performers
Ahead of headline set, artists and philanthropists the singer has nurtured explain why he remains at heart of pop culture

Dave Simpson

23, Jun, 2023 @9:45 AM

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From Gentleman Jack’s hat to Olly Alexander’s cape: 10 objects that tell Britain’s queer history
With drag queens’ dresses, erotic drawings, even a prison door, Queer Britain’s new exhibition distills centuries of LGBTQ+ life. Here are the highlights

Louis Staples

01, Aug, 2022 @9:00 AM

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Freedom: 50 Years of Pride review – a messy, invigorating reminder to be vigilant
The dry wit, righteous anger and boundless energy that made UK Pride such a force is powerfully captured in a documentary featuring Ian McKellen and Olly Alexander

Rebecca Nicholson

02, Jul, 2022 @8:30 PM

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It’s A Sin to Mare of Easttown: who will win the 2022 TV Bafta awards – and who really deserves to?
This might be one of the most complicated years ever for choosing the victors in the UK’s glitziest television awards. But we’re trying anyway! Here are our picks of who should (and who will) win

Mark Lawson

06, May, 2022 @10:00 AM

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How rebellious queer joy took on corporate camp | Louis Staples
Now part of the mainstream, queer culture is repositioning itself to challenge its own conventions, says writer Louis Staples

Louis Staples

17, Apr, 2022 @2:00 PM

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