It’s just over one month until Eurovision 2021 kicks off and the BBC has confirmed the dream team that will provide the UK commentary. Graham Norton will again deliver the UK’s grand final commentary. Scott Mills and Rylan Clark-Neal will also return to the commentary role for the semi-final commentary and this year they’ll be joined by Chelcee Grimes.
Graham Norton will be travelling to Rotterdam to deliver the grand final commentary live on 22 May. The popular UK TV host has been the British commentator since 2009. Norton is looking forward to his May gig and had praise for James Newman’s entry:
“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!”
Fans of Graham Norton last saw him making a cameo appearance in the Netflix film Eurovision: The Story of Fire Saga.
Chelcee Grimes joins UK semi-final commentary team
This year, the semi-final commentators will be staying in the UK, delivering their commentary from a London studio. Scott Mills and Rylan Clark-Neal will return as commentators for the two semi-finals.
They’ll also be joined by newcomer Chelcee Grimes. She’s a singer-songwriter, footballer and TV host. Chelcee also has a connection to one of the competing acts of Eurovision 2021. Chelcee co-wrote Roxen’s November single “Wonderland” along with Alexander Rybak.
Like Rylan, Chelcee is a big Eurovision fan. She said, “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 TO WIN!”
Ken Bruce will again present the UK’s radio commentary on BBC Radio 2.
The BBC has also revealed who will be delivering the UK’s 12 points at the grand final. UK personality Amanda Holden will deliver the points for the UK jury. She’s best known as being one of the judges on Britain’s Got Talent.
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