Graham Norton will be stepping outside the commentary box after all, despite earlier claims that he wouldn’t.
He will be joined by actress Hannah Waddingham (currently best known for Ted Lasso), award-winning Ukrainian singer, Julia Sanina and Britain’s Got Talent judge Alesha Dixon.
Graham will still be commenting on some of the Final, but will be sharing duties with actress and comedian Mel Giedroyc. Scott Mills and Rylan will be commentating on both semi-finals.
How to vote in the Eurovision Song Contest
The easiest way to vote for your favourite act in the Eurovision Song Contest is by downloading the app onto your smartphone or tablet. It is available from Google Play the iOS App Store and the Windows Store, and is free to download. You can also vote via the official website.
Once you’ve got the app, you’ll be able to find out more about the participants from the countries taking part, and you’ll also be able to find out the latest Eurovision news.
But more importantly, you can cast your vote using the app simply by clicking on the vote button and choosing your favourite. You can vote multiple times, but you cannot vote for the country you are voting from.
Who are the Eurovision Song Contest 2023 finalists?
There are 37 countries participating in Eurovision 2023, but only 26 make it through to the Grand Final. Both the UK and Ukraine automatically get slots in the Grand Final as the hosts.
They will be joined by Germany, France, Italy and Spain – members of the Big Five who automatically qualify due to being the biggest contributors to the contest. Bulgaria, Montenegro and North Macedonia will not be entering due to financial reasons, and Russia was expelled from the competition last year.
Here is the running order for the Grand Final:
Eurovision 2023 finalists and running order
Austria | Teya & Salena – Who The Hell Is Edgar?
Portugal | Mimicat – Ai Coração
Switzerland | Remo Forrer – Watergun
Poland | Blanka – Solo
Serbia | Luke Black – Samo Mi Se Spava
France La Zarra – Évidemment
Cyprus | Andrew Lambrou – Break A Broken Heart
Spain: Blanca Paloma – Eaea
Sweden | Loreen – Tattoo
Albania | Albina & Familja Kelmendi – Duje
Italy | Marco Mengoni – Due Vite
Estonia | Alika – Bridges
Finland | Käärijä – Cha Cha Cha
Czechia | Vesna – My Sister’s Crown
Australia | Voyager – Promise
Belgium | Gustaph – Because Of You
Armenia | Brunette – Future Lover
Moldova | Pasha Parfeni – Soarele şi Luna
Ukraine: TVORCHI – Heart of Steel
Norway | Alessandra – Queen of Kings
Germany Lord of the Lost – Blood & Glitter
Lithuania | Monika Linkytė – Stay
Israel | Noa Kirel – Unicorn
Slovenia | Joker Out – Carpe Diem
Croatia | Let 3 – Mama ŠČ!
United Kingdom: Mae Muller – I Wrote A Song
Who is the UK entry for Eurovision?
This year, Mae Muller will be representing the UK with I Wrote A Song, an upbeat pop track all about a cheating ex. It’s quite a stark contrast to last year, but full of fun and an ideal Eurovision song.
Muller has previously supported Little Mix, and has worked with the likes of Aitch and Sigala.
Of course, she has big steps to follow, as last year’s entry from Sam Ryder, Space Man, got the highest Jury vote and finished second overall.