Chelcee Grimes has joined the United Kingdom’s commentary team as their fifth member – joining Rylan Clark-Neal and Scott Mills for the Semi Finals. On the announcement, Chelcee had the following to say:
“I am super excited to be joining the Eurovision family, I can’t wait to host the semi-finals alongside Scott and Rylan, it’s going to be awesome. I have always been a fan of Eurovision, and I can’t wait to be a part of it. I’m looking forward to seeing all the weird and wonderful performances, as well as cheering on my mate James who is waving the flag for the UK! James and I have written together for a previous Eurovision winner and we’ve also penned some songs for the Romanian entrant so he is the best person for the job. JAMES TO WIN!”
Semi Final coverage will come from London this year, rather than Rotterdam, as will Radio 2’s Grand Final coverage with Ken Bruce.
Graham Norton will be live in Rotterdam for the Grand Final. He had the following to say:
“I’m so excited for Eurovision to return, after the past year we’ve had it’s exactly the kind of joy the world needs. The UK have a great entry with James Newman and Embers, it’s a banger and represents everything that Eurovision is. It’s arguably the best night of the year and I can’t wait – bring it on!”
The BBC Press Release also talked about this year’s Social Media content. The BBC had the following to say:
“Today marks the launch of one of our social videos, called Ready, Steady, Eurovision, featuring Rylan Clark-Neal, James Newman and TV icon, Rustie Lee. Rylan talks through his favourite Eurovision performances, whilst Rustie cooks up some classic Dutch dishes. Coming later this month we’ll launch Eurovision and Chill on our social channels, where Lady Leshurr and Rob Rinder watch some of this years entries and give their expert opinions. These will be available via Twitter (@bbceurovision) Instagram (bbceurovision) and Facebook (BBC Eurovision).”
Both Semi Finals will be broadcast on BBC Four, while the Grand Final will be broadcast on BBC One and BBC Radio 2. During the Grand Final, Amanda Holden will be delivering the United Kingdom’s jury votes.
Author: Richard Taylor