Måns thinks Graham Norton will ‘regret’ decision to host and commentate Eurovision 2023
The big news in the Eurovision bubble this week was the BBC’s announcement of the hosts for the 67th Eurovision Song Contest in Liverpool. Reactions have been coming in from around the world on social media, and most have been very positive.
This was the topic of discussion on this week’s episode of the BBC’s new Eurovision podcast, Eurovision Cast. One of the hosts is Eurovision 2015 winner and Eurovision 2016 host Måns Zelmerlöw. Having also worked as a Eurovision commentator in 2017, he was asked about the decision to have Graham Norton do the jobs of host and commentator during the live Grand Final. After some thought, Måns replied:
“[…] For me at least, there’s so much to do when you’re hosting it. There’s so many things to think about, and so many things even when you’re not on cam. And I think that he [Graham Norton] is gonna regret this decision, once there. But if anyone can do it, it’s Graham, of course. He has the routine, he’s done everything.”
Of course, this is not the first time such a feat has been done. Norton just needs to look back to the last time Eurovision was held on British soil, in 1998. That year, Terry Wogan worked both gigs and did so without any help. For Eurovision 2023, Norton will be joined in the commentator’s box by Mel Giedroyc, who is no stranger to the role, having commentated on Eurovision Semi Finals for the BBC several times.
Do you agree with Måns? Will hosting and commentating be too much for Graham on the night, or will he make it through with flying colors? Let us know in the comments below or leave a message on our social media @escbubble!