Hannah Waddingham Joins Eurovision 2023 as a Host
No matter where you watch the Eurovision grand final, you’ll be seeing a lot of the show’s hosts.
So who will be the quartet to guide the 26 performances?
Best known to American audiences is Emmy Award-winning actress Hannah Waddingham, who plays Rebecca Welton on the television soccer comedy Ted Lasso.
Waddingham, who has also starred in ‘Sex Education’ and ‘Game of Thrones’, announced this week that Attractive British Eurovision fan In the semi-finals, she mastered French, one of the official languages of this year’s competition. Tonight she might also try Ukrainian food.
Next to her is Irish comedian and late-night TV host Graham Norton. Norton has been a commentator on British TV’s Eurovision since 2009 and is known for his soft-spoken voice. teasing more outlandish performances And a terrifyingly complicated voting process. Expect him to do at least a little bit of it tonight.
Some of her musical expertise comes from former member of girl group Mis-Teeq, Alisha Dixon. Her 2003 single “scandalous‘ peaked at number 35 on the Billboard Hot 100.
And finally, Julia Sanina, the lead singer of The Hardkiss, will represent Ukraine. one of the most popular rock bands in the country.
In a recent phone interview, Sanina said Eurovision was her first TV appearance job. She said she felt a “great responsibility” to represent her war-torn country on stage and practiced her English by reading “Harry Potter” novels.