5 May 2024

Britain’s Olly Alexander addresses Israel Eurovision controversy

Culture Correspondent

The inclusion of an Israeli artist in this year’s Eurovision song contest in Sweden has prompted calls for other country’s entrants to boycott the event as a protest against the war in Gaza.

With just days to go before the semi-finals are due to begin, Britain’s Olly Alexander has described his decision to stay in the competition as ‘very hard’. Our culture correspondent Minnie Stephenson has this report.