Angry Eurovision Fans Accuse 'Sabotage' Following Olly Alexander's Setback

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Eurovision fans have alleged that the UK was 'sabotaged' after Olly Alexander faced a significant setback during his performance in the Grand Final of the Song Contest in Malmö.

There was a strong fan reaction as viewers accused the Eurovision Song Contest of "sabotaging" the UK's entry, Olly Alexander.

Despite delivering an energetic performance of his song "Dizzy" with sultry backup dancers, poor Olly didn't receive any points from the public. Meanwhile, Nemo claimed the prestigious 68th Eurovision Song Contest title with their single "The Code," which eloquently explores their journey towards accepting a non-binary identity.

Fans of the contest took to Twitter to express their disbelief and frustration that Olly was overlooked. Twitter user @DeannaDarby expressed her shock: "I'm sorry but @alexander_olly definitely didn't deserve 0 votes from the public, just wow. #Eurovision2024."

@EmiliaKettle posted: "Olly Alexander did an amazing job representing the UK! #Eurovision2024," according to the Express. @MarkySciFi1980 shared his views, tweeting: "Well, that's awful and disgusting; he deserved better, really, 0 points, you're having a laugh. Be proud Olly, we love you."

@Olas76 was upset, sharing: "OLLY ALEXANDER DID NOT DESERVE THAT! #Eurovision2024." Lastly, @Espabila chimed in, saying: "I think @alexander_olly's performance was ahead of its time and I'm not sure people understood it. Nevertheless, it was impressive. Well done!"

Additionally, there were complaints about the sound quality during Olly's performance, which further fuelled fans' anger. Some viewers quickly noticed that the sound quality was subpar, with speculations that it was intentional. At one point, Olly was seen adjusting his earpiece.

"What is wrong with the sound suddenly? #EUROVISION sabotage," one wrote. Another commented: "Hmm, why is the sound different for #ollyalexander #uk ? ? ? #Eurovision2024 #eurovision." A third added: "Great staging, but terrible sound production. #Eurovision #UK."

This wasn't the first time Olly experienced sound issues during his Eurovision performances; during the semi-final, viewers complained of muffled sound and difficulty hearing him properly. He also faced a setback when his mic pack fell out during the performance.

After the backlash, he took to Instagram to address the challenges he faced during his performance. Olly explained: "Eurovision update! Semi-final one was last night. I performed, it was good. My mic pack fell out halfway through the performance, so I had to catch it, and it threw me off. That's the thrill of live music, live television; anything can happen."