Hannah Waddingham Joins Eurovision 2023 as a Host

Hannah Waddingham Joins Eurovision 2023 as a Host

Wherever you’re watching the Eurovision grand closing, you’re about to see a variety of the present’s hosts.

So who’s within the foursome that will likely be guiding you thru the 26 performances?

The most well-known to American viewers is the Emmy Award-winning actress Hannah Waddingham, who performs Rebecca Welton within the TV soccer comedy “Ted Lasso.”

Waddingham, who has additionally appeared in “Sex Education” and “Game of Thrones,” has this week been charming British Eurovision fans throughout the semifinals along with her mastery of French, which is likely one of the official languages of this yr’s competitors. Tonight, she may simply check out some Ukrainian, too.

Alongside her is Graham Norton, an Irish comic and late-night TV host. Norton has commentated on Eurovision for British tv since 2009, and he’s recognized for gently poking fun at the more outrageous performances and the horrendously difficult voting course of. Expect him to do no less than just a little of that tonight.

Some musical experience will come from Alesha Dixon, a former member of the lady group Mis-Teeq, whose 2003 single “Scandalous” reached quantity 35 on the Billboard Hot 100.

And lastly, including illustration for Ukraine, is Julia Sanina, the lead singer of The Hardkiss, one of the country’s most popular rock bands.

In a current phone interview, Sanina mentioned Eurovision was her first TV presenting gig. She felt a “large duty” to characterize her war-torn nation onstage, she added, and had been working towards her English by studying “Harry Potter” novels.

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