Who are Eurovision 2023 hosts? BBC confirm presenter line-up for contest in Liverpool

The Eurovision Song Contest is now here,with fans get ready to feast their eyes on the world famous event and the job of hosting this year’s competition falls on the shoulders of some well known stars from the UK and Ukraine.

While it was Ukraine who won last year’s Eurovision, with Kalush Orchestra emerging victorious in Turin, it will be second place UK who stage the event this year, after the European Broadcasting Union announced that Ukraine couldn’t do the honours. That decision sparked a nationwide search for a host city, which ended up in a win for Liverpool last autumn.

And now Merseyside has welcomed acts, delegations and fans from across the world for Eurovision 2023, which will officially get going with Eurovision semi final 1 on Tuesday, May 9, followed by Eurovision semi final 2 on May 11 and the grand final on Saturday, May 13.

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All of those will air live on BBC One, as the broadcaster goes all out for this year’s event, with BBC Eurovision programming also including special themed editions of daytime favourites like Bargain Hunt and Pointless

Who is hosting Eurovision 2023?

Presenting the grand final on Saturday, May 13 will be Eurovision legend Graham, Ukrainian singer and composer Julia Sanina, Emmy Award-winning actress, Hannah Waddingham, and singer-songwriter, pop star and TV presenter, Alesha.

Julia, Hannah and Alesha will also host the two live Eurovision semi finals, on May 9 and 11 with Julia also having the honour of performing to open the first semi.

For the Grand Final commentary on BBC One and BBC iPlayer, Graham and actress and comedian Mel Giedroyc will take turns in the commentary box to bring those watching at home their unique and expert views on the 2023 acts.

Just as they have done for the last few years, it will be the job of Rylan Clark and Scott Mills to take on commentary duties for the semis, before they give live reaction to the final on Radio 2.

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