Ted Lasso star Hannah Waddingham sends Eurovision fans wild with unexpected talent
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Ted Lasso star Hannah Waddingham is a woman of many talents and Eurovision fans are going wild for one in particular.
It's no secret that people across the UK are absolutely obsessed with everything Eurovision ahead of Saturday night's grand finale live from Liverpool on behalf of Ukraine.
But before the final show, semi-final competitions took place this week to decide which countries would join the Big Five nations in the grand finale. This group includes the UK, France, Spain, Germany and Italy.
This year's hosts include musician and Britain's Got Talent judge Alesha Dixon, Ukrainian singer Julia Sanina and last but not least, Sex Education's Hannah Waddingham.
Because Eurovision - as the title suggests - is a huge phenomenon across the continent and the whole world, the presenters often tell viewers to vote for their favourite acts in more than one language.
Hannah stunned viewers during the second semi-final on Thursday when she served the voting instructions to viewers in French.
"My French teacher would be so proud," she gushed as the audience erupted in cheers and applause.
Who else would get this kind of reaction just by telling viewers to make a vote?!
The response online is also a resounding ‘oui’ to Hannah’s tres magnifique bilingual hosting skills.
“Hannah Waddingham speaking French is my religion,” one Twitter user gushed.
Another Eurovision fan declared: “She’s just too perfect.”
The love for Hannah and her perfect French kept pouring in on social media, with another viewer tweeting: “Is there no end to the wonder of Hannah Waddingham?”
A fourth wrote: “She is so perfect. It’s almost unreal.”
A fifth posted: “She really gets the passion into it which is fantastic.”
We're all giving Hannah our douze points this year!
The year's ceremony is set to be yet another festival of glitter sparkle with 26 countries set to battle it out on stage this weekend.
Twenty British cities applied to be picked for the contest, and that number was whittled down to seven back in August - Leeds, Birmingham, Glasgow, Liverpool, Newcastle, Manchester and Sheffield.
The Eurovision Song Contest is traditionally held in May when it's broadcast live in three stages over the course of a week – the first semi-final on a Tuesday, the second semi-final on a Thursday and the grand final on a Saturday.
Following the two semi-finals this week, the countries in the grand finale include: Austria, Portugal, Switzerland, Poland, Serbia, France, Cyprus, Spain, Sweden, Albania, Italy, Estonia, Finland, Czechia, Australia, Belgium, Armenia, Moldova, Ukraine, Norway, Germany, Lithuania, Israel, Slovenia, Croatia and, of course, the United Kingdom.
Eurovision 2023 concludes on Saturday, 13 May at 8pm on BBC One.