UK Eurovision's Olly Alexander set to upset odds after 'best performance' yet

UK Eurovision's Olly Alexander
UK Eurovision's Olly Alexander -Credit:AP

Olly Alexander is being backed by fans to 'upset' the odds at Saturday night's Eurovision Song Contest, after people who saw him perform in Friday night's jury final declared he gave his 'best performance' yet.

Years & Years star Olly has had a hectic few months since announcing him self as the UK representative for Eurovision back in December, when he made an unexpected guest appearance during the Strictly final . After a lot of work behind the scenes, his entry, Dizzy, was released at the start of month, with the 33-year-old performing it all over Europe at pre-parties before heading to Malmo last week.

Viewers across the world got their first look at Olly in action in Sweden when he and his dancers got to perform Dizzy during Tuesday's first semi final. As one of the Big 5, the UK have a guaranteed spot in the Eurovision final, with Olly giving a preview what to expect in the final.

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Thigs didn't quite go to plan on Tuesday evening, with Olly's mic pack falling out mid performance; however, those fans who descended on the Malmo Arena for Friday's jury final have been flocking to social media with real excitement about just how good Olly was, bringing his 'best' in front of jurors from all 37 participating countries at this year's contest.

And the buzz that's back around Olly should come as great news for the singer ahead of Saturday's performance, after his odds dropped back to as high as 250/1 with some bookies on Friday and one bookmakers said his chances of doing well were 'slim to none.'

Full of praise for Olly, Eurovision experts Wiwibloggs took to X to write: "No mic pack failure for Olly Alexander this time, which allows him to truly focus The ending is a real standout and Olly delivers a very solid vocal performance Juries should reward the excellent production of the song as well"

Olly finished 12th out of 26 in an audience poll taken after the jury final had finished, as another fan in the crowd wrote: "Everything I wanted it to be! I can't get enough of Dizzy! UK should be so Eurovision proud!"