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Eurovision: Graham Norton pays moving tribute to late Sir Terry Wogan

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Vegas Slot Machine 2 Free Stock Photo - Public Domain Pictures paid a moving tribute to the late Sir Terry Wogan during the grand final of the Song contest on Saturday.The comedian, 60, took over the UK’s amusing commentary of the contest from Sir Terry in 2009, after Sir Terry did the voiceover from 1971 to 2008.During his years on the job, Sir Terry, would always pour himself a glass of Baileys Irish Cream during the ninth song of the competition. During the broadcast on One, Graham told viewers: ‘I would urge you to raise whatever’s in front of you, a glass, a cup, a mug and toast the memory of the late great Sir Terry Wogan.’The man who was and always will be the voice of Eurovision,’ before adding: ‘Sir Terry.’ Heartfelt: Graham Norton, 60, paid a moving tribute to the late Sir Terry Wogan during the grand final of the Eurovision Song contest on Saturday Heartfelt: Graham Norton, 60, paid a moving tribute to the late Sir Terry Wogan during the grand final of the Eurovision Song contest on Saturday Legendary: The comedian, 60, took over the UK's amusing commentary of the contest from Sir Terry in 2009, after Sir Terry did the voiceover from 1971 to 2008 (Sir Terry pictured in 2015) Legendary: The comedian, 60, took over the UK’s amusing commentary of the contest from Sir Terry in 2009, after Sir Terry did the voiceover from 1971 to 2008 (Sir Terry pictured in 2015)Sweden’s Loreen performed her song Tattoo in the ninth slot gacor, with many viewers taking to Twitter to share some heartfelt words of their own and pictures of themselves holding up their drinks in tribute.One person wrote: ‘Graham Norton quite rightly asking the nation to raise a glass to Terry Wogan. What a voice.

Superb on telly, including Eurovision, of course. But for me, king of the wireless. Effortless brilliance from one of the best we’ve ever known on that medium. Here’s to you, Tel.’Someone else wrote: ‘Remember to toast Terry Wogan on song nine.
Terry used to pour himself a Baileys at this point.”It’s song number 9 so I’m raising a glass to the legendary Sir Terry Wogan,’ tweeted another viewer.One other Eurovision fan wrote: ‘Here’s to you Terry Wogan!!

Let’s see what 2023 holds – I’m sure you’ll be looking down.’While someone else shared: ‘Song number 9. Terry Wogan definitely not forgotten.’Another viewer wrote: ‘Watching #Eurovision and we’ve just raised a glass to #TerryWogan – a legend and much missed.

Now bring it on Liverpool!’Graham made an appearance on stage at the start of the final ceremony as he welcomed viewers alongside alongside co-hosts Alesha Dixon, Ukrainian singer Julia Sanina. Cheers: Many viewers taking to Twitter to share some heartfelt words of their own and pictures of themselves holding up their drinks in tribute Cheers: Many viewers taking to Twitter to share some heartfelt words of their own and pictures of themselves holding up their drinks in tribute Special moment: Sweden's entry Loreen took to the stage in the ninth slot, which was when Sir Terry would pour himself a glass of Baileys Irish Cream every year Special moment: Sweden’s entry Loreen took to the stage in the ninth slot, which was when Sir Terry would pour himself a glass of Baileys Irish Cream every yearHannah said the UK was ‘so very proud’ to be ‘taking the reins’ and hosting on behalf of Ukraine, while Julia thanked the British public.Norton added: ‘United we are, well out here.

But backstage the competition is fierce.’Alesha looked glamorous as  she wore a one-shouldered blue sequinned dress, while Julia wore a full-length yellow dress with a structured neckline.Hannah wore an off the shoulder purple metallic dress and Graham donned a black suit with silver detail.The Princess of Wales opened the final of Eurovision in spectacular fashion, with a touching piano performance tribute to Ukraine – but the contest ended in heartbreak for the UK’s entrant Mae Muller, who came second last.Kate played piano alongside last year’s Ukrainian winners, the Kalush Orchestra, in a stunning opening sequence for the grand final, shown to an estimated worldwide audience of 160 million.Each of the 26 acts fought to get their hands on the coveted glass microphone trophy, but it was Sweden who stormed to victory, with their act Loreen making history as the first woman to win the competition twice. All stars: Graham (right) made an appearance on stage at the start of the final ceremony as he welcomed viewers with co-hosts (L-R) Alesha Dixon, Julia Sanina and Hannah Waddingham All stars: Graham (right) made an appearance on stage at the start of the final ceremony as he welcomed viewers with co-hosts (L-R) Alesha Dixon, Julia Sanina and Hannah Waddingham Patriotic: The grand final of the Eurovision Song Contest kicked off in Liverpool with a flag parade featuring the countries vying for its coveted glass microphone trophy (UK entrant Mae Muller pictured) Patriotic: The grand final of the Eurovision Song Contest kicked off in Liverpool with a flag parade featuring the countries vying for its coveted glass microphone trophy (UK entrant Mae Muller pictured)Ukraine scored an impressive 243 points after rocketing up the leaderboard thanks to the public vote.But the UK’s Mae Muller looked crestfallen as the scores for her performance were read out, and she ended the night with just 24 points despite being among the top ten favourites going in. Liverpool is hosting the competition on behalf of war-torn Ukraine, which won the contest last year, and fans around the UK have been showing their support for both countries. Eurovision fans went wild for hosts Graham Norton Hannah Waddingham, Alesha Dixon and Ukrainian rock star Julia Sanina.Hannah Waddingham was forced to calm booing crowds in Liverpool, reminding them that everyone was ‘friends’ as it was revealed that the UK entry received just a handful of points in the public vote.Following the individual country jury votes, Sweden were on top with 277 points, and they topped the leaderboard again when the public vote came through. Italy and Israel’s entries following in second and third, almost neck and neck with 141 and 137 points.  Dynamic duo: Music duo Tvorchi, who are competing for Ukraine this year, appeared on stage during the final of the Eurovision Song contest 202 Dynamic duo: Music duo Tvorchi, who are competing for Ukraine this year, appeared on stage during the final of the Eurovision Song contest 202 Animated: Joker Out of Slovenia were seen during the flag ceremony during the Grand Final of the Eurovision Song Contest in Liverpool Animated: Joker Out of Slovenia were seen during the flag ceremony during the Grand Final of the Eurovision Song Contest in Liverpool Born to perform: Teya and Salena from Austria posed on stage at the start of the Grand Final of the 67th annual Eurovision Song Contest Born to perform: Teya and Salena from Austria posed on stage at the start of the Grand Final of the 67th annual Eurovision Song ContestHannah Waddingham and Graham Norton spoke to announcers across the entrant countries, each of which told them where their 12 points would be going.But the ‘early days’ results for Eurovision 2023 put the UK are in the bottom half of the leaderboard with only 15 points.Now the acts will be holding out hope that the viewers’ vote will have some bearing on their fate – with hosts reminding viewers that anything can happen.Audiences around the world were treated to further performances as they waited for the votes to come in, with Sam Ryder and Roger Taylor from Queen taking to the stage. Champs: Last year's winners, Kalush Orchestra of Ukraine, performed at the start of this year's Eurovision Champs: Last year’s winners, Kalush Orchestra of Ukraine, performed at the start of this year’s Eurovision