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Eurovision makes shock Caribbean announcement for 2024-Ruth Lawes-Entertainment – Metro

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The Eurovision Song Contest 2024 has made an exciting announcement involving the Caribbean.

The competition, which will be held at the Malmö Arena, Sweden following Loreen’s historic triumph, sent fans into a tailspin on Instagram.

Alongside a clip showcasing the region’s pristine beaches, the Eurovision’s official accoutn wrote: ‘🚨 NEW YEAR! NEW NEWS! 🚨 We’re thrilled to confirm that THE CARIBBEAN is coming to the Eurovision Song Contest 2024.’

The post seems to suggest that the Caribbean, a subregion of North America that includes more than 700 islands, will be participating in the contest for the first time.

Potentially one of its 13 independent countries, among them Jamaica, Barbados and The Bahamas, could be taking to the stage for the beloved musical extravaganza.

The post was flooded with comments, including from Zak Vallender, who enthused: ‘Love this.’

Loreen stormed to success in the Eurovision Song Contest 2023 (Picture: AFP)

Olly will be representing the UK in next year’s Eurovision (Picture: David Fisher/Shutterstock)


‘Omg I would love this!’ Grace Henson added.

It’s not the first major announcement the Eurovision has made in recent weeks as it gears up to throw on another spectacle.

Mae represented the UK in the Eurovison last year(Picture: AP)

In December, the stage design for the contest was revealed, with a video teasing what it would look like.

The post, shared by the official Eurovision Song Contest page, was captioned: ‘Good folk of Europe and beyond… say “hej” to the #Eurovision2024 stage!’

Meanwhile, Years & Years popstar Olly Alexander was unveiled as the UK’s entry for the Eurovision during the final of Strictly.

‘I love Eurovision so much, it’s a dream come true,’ he toldhost Claudia Winkleman during the BBC show.

Sam has been one of the UK’s biggest Eurovision success stories (Picture: Dawn Fletcher-Park/SOPA Images/Shutterstock)

‘I’m just so, so excited.’

The bookies are forecasting great success for the It’s a Sin actor, with the UK currently the favourite to win for the first time in 25 years.

Fans also believe they have discovered the name of his song, which they believe is called Dizzy, after spotting three clues on his social media.

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Last year, Mae Muller represented the UK with I Wrote A Song but, sadly, finished second to the bottom of the leaderboard.

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