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Eurovision to be broadcast in cinemas across the UK

Not going to Malmö? This might just be your best option.

By Nick Reilly

Olly Alexander
Olly Alexander will fly the flag with Dizzy (Picture: Press)

Eurovision fans who aren’t able to make it over to Malmö this year can experience the next best thing in their local cinema.

For one night only, it’s been confirmed that cinemas across the UK will come together to host the contest – which was won by Loreen in 2023.

Therfore, it’s Sweden that will take hosting duties – with the country also previously staging the competition in Malmö in 1992 and 2013, in Stockholm in 1975, 2000 and 2016, and in Gothenburg in 1985.

Tickets for the cinema screenings, presented in over 100 cinemas nationwide, will be available to buy on Friday 5th April at 10am from

John Travers of CinemaLive, distributors of the event in cinemas said: “We’re delighted to be working with the BBC to bring Eurovision’s Grand Final live into cinemas across the UK for the second year in a row. We want audiences to enjoy themselves, come along in groups, get your fancy dress on, and come together to enjoy this incredible occasion on the big screen!”

Flying the flag for the UK this year is Olly Alexander with Dizzy. Alexander co-wrote the song with Danny L Harle, who recently produced Dua Lipa’s comeback hit ‘Houdini’ alongside Tame Impala leader Kevin Parker.

Alexander said of the song: “I wrote the song last summer with Danny L Harle, we started off with the word ‘Dizzy’ because it just popped into my head and I liked it. I was thinking about fun things that could make you dizzy and I remember saying “dizzy from your kisses” so the song is about feeling such an intense swell of emotion for someone they totally turn your world upside down and inside out.

“Danny and I believe music should transport you somewhere magical and we wanted to describe this magical place in the song; a place of beautiful gardens, eternal flowers and time turning endlessly in an ecstatic loop. We took the feeling of Dizziness and put that into the production, so there’s a lot of undulating arpeggios, lilting harmonies and counter rhythms in the backing vocals. We were inspired by a lot of music we love from the 80’s like Erasure, Adamski and of course Pet Shop Boys.”

Alexander also told the BBC that ‘Dizzy’ marks the beginning of releasing music under his own name, adding that he had “wanted to do it for a while” and it “felt like this was the right time to start releasing music under my name”.

It was confirmed last year that the former Years & Years star will represent the UK at this year’s Eurovision and promised that he will “fly the flag in the gayest way possible”.