Eurovision fans outraged as Caribbean announcement teased
Posted by  badge Boss on Jan 03

The 2024 has made an exciting announcement involving the Caribbean.

The competition, which will befollowing , 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 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.

Despite there being no official explanation just yet, the ‘news’ sparked outrage among loyal Eurovision viewers, as many were left divided over the possible changes.

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

A viewer feared: ‘Why do I have mixed feelings about this?’

‘Maybe it’s me getting older but I’m really fed up with all these fundamental changes in #eurovision over the last year,’ one said. 

‘I really hope that Caribbean thing is a marketing stunt or else…’

‘Please no more non European countries in Eurovision,’ another begged. ‘Australia is already more than enough.’

A follower fumed: ’This is absurd! It’s a “Euro” pean song contest!! I like The Caribbean – no offense – but then let’s call it world vision song contest!!’

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

However, others were celebrating the possible announcement, sharing their excitement at the competition.

‘If Australia and Israel can take part (and send some awfully good candidates!), why not a Caribbean country?! The more the merrier,’ an Instagram user penned.

‘Don’t care that we are Eurovision, love when other countries are getting involved because this show is all about uniting people using the universal lamguage of music,’ a commenter agreed. 

‘Let’s celebrate this moment instead of saying it’s called EUROvision [sic].’

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

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

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 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 .

Fans also believe they have discovered the name of his song, which they believe is called Dizzy, after .

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