The British national broadcaster, BBC, has announced the four presenters of the Eurovision Song Contest 2023 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. The presenters are: Graham Norton, Hannah Waddingham, Yulia Sanina, and Alesha Dixon.
And the presenters are…
The four presenters of this year’s Eurovision Song Contest are no small names, because they are: Alesha Dixon, Graham Norton, Yulia Sanina, and Hannah Waddingham. The news of who are going to be the upcoming Eurovision presenters was announced during a BBC radio broadcast of the “Zoe Ball Show”. The three ladies of the presenters quartet will present the two live shows, and Graham Norton will join them during the Grand Final.
Yulia Sanina is the lead singer of the Ukrainian band The Hardkiss. In the first edition of Vidbir, the Ukrainian national final, The Hardkiss finished second (eventually Jamala took the crown with the song “1944”, and won the Eurovision Song Contest 2016). Yulia was also a judge on Vidbir.
Hannah Waddingham is a theatre and screen actress. For her acting skills, Hannah has won the prestigious Primetime Emmy Award for Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series her role in the series “Ted Lasso”. Next to this, Hannah has acted in on-stage musicals, like: “Into the Woods” and “The Wizard of Oz”.
Alesha Dixon was once a member of the British girl group Mis-Teeq; after the split Alesha went solo, and is most known for her worldwide hit single “The Boy Does Nothing”. Next to this, she was a judge on popular British shows, like: “Strictly Come Dancing” and “Britain’s Got Talent”.
Graham Norton is a worldwide phenomenon because of his comic talk-show “The Graham Norton Show” where he has chat with British and international stars. Since 2009, Graham is the main commentator of the Eurovision Song Contest in Great Britain.
Other correspondents and commentators
There were also other correspondents and commentators announced for this year’s Eurovision Song Contest.
Timur Miroshnychenko will be a correspondent in Liverpool and will commentate on the contest for Ukraine. Timur will also host the Opening Ceremony together with Sam Quek.
Sam Quek is from Liverpool and is a former British hockey player; she won gold during the Olympic Games in Rio in 2016. Nowadays she is a popular sports presenter.
Mel Giedroyc will, together with Graham Norton, comment on the live shows of this year’s contest. Mel is no stranger to the Eurovision Song Contest, she previously commentated on the Eurovision Sei-finals between 2015 and 2017, and she was the British spokesperson in the voting sequence of the contest of 2018.
Scott Mills and Rylan Clark
The Semi-finals of this year’s Eurovision Song Contest will this year be commentated on by Scott Mills and Rylan Clark. Rylan already hosted this year’s Semi-final Allocation Draw. Both Scott and Rylan have been commentators of the contest since 2011 and 2019. They have both also been spokespersons during the voting sequence of the contest.
Claire Sweeney will cover all things Eurovision on BBC Radio Merseyside, together with whoever will become “The Voice of Eurovision”, a search for talent that is in full swing. Claire is a former West End musical star.
The Eurovision Song Contest 2023 will take place on May 9th, 11th, and 13th 2023 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. This year’s contest is a joint one, since Ukraine won last year, but cannot organize in their home country, because of the ongoing war with Russia.