‘I was stressed!’ admits Olly Alexander ’emotional’ as he reveals mistake that threatened Eurovision performance

OLLY Alexander has spoken openly about the stress Eurovision caused her after facing technical difficulties.

The Years & Years star is representing the UK at the legendary singing competition.

Olly Alexander said he felt incredibly ‘stressed’ during his performance
Olly explained how his mic pack fell off during his performanceCredit: AP

Olly performed his song Dizzy for the semi-finals, but many viewers complained that the sound was muffled and they couldn’t hear him.

After the backlash, he took to Instagram to talk about the difficulties he faced during his performance.

With teary eyes, he told fans he was “stressed” after a huge technical error.

“Eurovision update! The first semi-final was last night. I performed, it was good. My mic pack fell off in the middle of the performance so I had to grab it and that unsettled me a little,” he said.

“I was just worried. There were elements of the routine that I couldn’t really do as well as I would have liked.

“I was pretty stressed that my bag was going to completely fall off and my ears were going to… anyway. It doesn’t matter,” he said, shaking his head.

“It’s the thrill of live music, live television, anything can happen,” he smiles.

He then praised the other competitors and said how “heartbreaking” it was to see people leave the competition.

Registrations for the Eurovision Song Contest 2024

Here are all the artists participating in the Eurovision Song Contest.




  • Poland: LUNA – The Tower
  • Iceland: Hera Björk – Vertigo
  • Moldova: Natalia Barbu – In the middle
  • Azerbaijan: FAHREE feat. Ilkin Dovlatov – Özünlə Apar
  • Australia: Electric Fields – One Milkali (One Blood)

“I’m really, really tired. I’m tired on a deep emotional and spiritual level,” he told fans.

After Olly’s most recent performance, one viewer wrote: “As much as I want the UK to succeed at Eurovision, our choice of Olly Alexander singing while crashing into a box is not going to produce any exceptional live vocals. Questionable sound everywhere in semi-final 1, I hope it will be better for the semi-finals 2 and the grand final…”

Another wrote: “Watching Olly Alexander’s performance, great direction, the singing/sound wasn’t great at all…”

However, some fans came together to reassure the singer on Instagram.

One person shared: “I loved the staging and the song, I ditched his mic pack and carried on like a pro!”

A second exclaimed: “IT WAS AMAZING!!!! People were just trying to discredit the totally epic staging and song! .. yes he looked a little breathless in places but in the together… it was simply incredible!!!!!! The best production of the night!”

Olly, 33, has had five Top Ten hits, Bafta and British nominations and even his own waxwork at Madame Tussauds.

But his path to fame was not easy. He was constantly bullied as a child because of his sexuality.

“At school I was bullied and I just felt like there was something wrong with me, like I was just different from everyone else in a really bad way,” he said. declared.

“People were making fun of me and calling me gay before I even had a clue about my sexuality.

“But music and performance and theater, the weirder you were, the more unique you were. It kind of worked in your favor.

“If you stood out, people remembered you, and actually, I’m really good at something. I have this secret power. So I really followed that feeling and didn’t stop.

He delivered a dystopian boxing-themed performance that he called “really gay” in an effort to promote equality.

He and his dancers started rehearsing the sexy routine two months ago.

“You know, for a lot of people, it’s not safe to be themselves, or to express their sexuality. I’m really lucky to be able to do this, and I can do it in a very big and bold way,” he said.

Olly told how ‘stressed’ he felt during the show