Mae Muller and Hannah Waddingham looked in great spirits as they took to the stage at the Eurovision rehearsals on Friday morning ahead of the live final.
The UK’s entry, 25, was quite literally flying the flag for her country as she skipped around while wrapped in the Union Jack.
Mae, who had been struggling with her voice and was put on vocal rest this week, looked back to her best as she practiced her performance.
The beaming star looked incredible in a black jumpsuit complete with a sheer bodice and a pair of heeled boots.
Mae wore her raven tresses in loose beachy waves and opted for a light covering of make-up.
Let’s go! Mae Muller looked in great spirits as she took to the stage at the Eurovision rehearsals on Friday morning ahead of the live final
Power duo: Meanwhile, Hannah, 48, strutted on the stage alongside fellow host Graham Norton, 60, as they perfected their presenting duties ahead of the final
She was joined on stage by a choreographer who was seen giving her direction as she rehearsed for the upcoming performance.
Meanwhile, Hannah, 48, strutted on the stage alongside fellow host Graham Norton, 60, as they perfected their presenting duties ahead of the final.
The Ted Lasso actress looked incredible in a floral form-fitting dress, cinched at they waist with a nude fabric belt.
It comes after Mae’s performance in the upcoming Eurovision 2023 grand final appeared to be under threat.
Mae had been forced to go on voice rest by her vocal coach following this week’s dress rehearsals.
Updating her fans on Twitter on Wednesday, Mae shared a photo of herself wearing a ‘vocal rest’ sign around her neck.
Looking disappointed with the news she explained: ‘As someone who can not stfu if their life depended on it i’m not doing well x.’
‘My vocal coach literally had to make me wear a sign to make me shut up I am so embarrassed omg.’
Entrant: The UK’s entry, 25, was quite literally flying the flag for her country as she skipped around while wrapped in the Union Jack
Performance: The beaming star looked incredible in a black jumpsuit complete with a sheer bodice and a pair of heeled boots
Glam: The beaming star looked incredible in a black jumpsuit complete with a sheer bodice and a pair of heeled boots
Practice: She was joined on stage by a choreographer who was seen giving her direction as she rehearsed for the upcoming performance
Oh no! It comes after Mae ‘s performance in the upcoming Eurovision 2023 grand final appeared to be under threat
Wow: Mae danced up a storm alongside her backing dancers
Looking good: Mae wowed alongside her troupe of dancers
Bad news: Mae had been forced to go on voice rest by her vocal coach following this week’s dress rehearsals
Music maestro: Queen drummer Roger Taylor was also at the dress rehearsal
Performance time: Eurovision legend Sonia returned to the stage
Eurovision fans went wild during Thursday’s semi final as she showed off a very unexpected talent during the semi-finals’ second round.
She stunned viewers around the world as she spoke in fluent French to recite the contest’s rules at the M&S Bank Arena in Liverpool.
Her co-presenters Alesha Dixon and Ukrainian singer Julia Sanina, 32, had read from the teleprompter in English.
Left impressed by Hannah’s abilities, shocked home spectators rushed to Twitter where they heaped praise on her.
One joked, ‘Hannah Waddingham speaking French, Maybe I’m not gay.’
Another wrote: ‘People train their entire lives to be as effortlessly charismatic and likeable as Hannah Waddingham #eurovision.’
Someone else said, ‘Watching the #Eurovision semi-finals, massive crush on Hannah Waddingham… she is just what I want to be when I grow up.’
One Australian viewer quipped, ‘Hannah Waddingham speaks French and I’m a little gayer than I was 5 minutes ago… #SBSEurovision.’
And one more concluded, ‘I think I’m now in love with Hannah Waddingham. Beautiful, funny, great voice and she can speak French #Eurovision #EUROVISION2023.’
Rock out: Joker Out of Slovenia performed during the dress rehearsals
Reigning champions: Tvorchi from Ukraine took over the stage
Striking: Alessandra of Norway commanded the stage
Bold: Pasha Parfeni of Moldova performed in a vibrant gold ensemble
Wow: Brunette of Armenia looked incredible in a white cut away dress
Throw your hands up! Blanca Paloma from Spain put on an energetic performance
Taking it easy: Luke Black of Serbia lay in a giant structure
Making moves: Blanka of Poland showed off her impressive dance moves
Oh my: Käärijä of Finland and his backing dancers put on some raunchy dance moves
Here they are: A medley of previous winners performed together on the stage
Alesha and Ted Lasso’s Hannah brought the glamour to Liverpool as 16 acts gathered at the arena to battle it out for a place in Saturday’s grand final.
The Mis-Teeq singer, 44, and the actress pulled out all the stops as they strutted onto the stage to present the show, which aired on BBC One, alongside Ukrainian singer Julia Sanina, 32.
Alesha looked incredible in a strapless black corset dress which featured sheer mesh panelling and a dramatic train.
Hannah, meanwhile, put on a leggy display in a busty strapless yellow minidress which showcased her hourglass figure.
Hannah complemented the look with yellow pointed heels.
Julia, meanwhile, caught the eye in a blue metallic jumpsuit with puffy sleeves and stitching down the legs.
In a change to the rules this year, the decision of who goes through is entirely down to the public, with national juries being able to have their say during the final on Saturday.
31 countries will compete in two semi-finals with 10 from each going through to the final.
Last year’s winner Ukraine automatically progressed to the Grand Final, along with the big five, comprising the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Spain and Italy.
‘I think I’m in love!’ Eurovision fans went wild during Thursday’s seminal final as she showed off a very unexpected talent during the semi-finals’ second round
Oh well: Her co-presenters Alesha Dixon, 44, and Ukrainian singer Julia Sanina, 32, had read from the teleprompter in English
The ten acts who made it through on Tuesday were; Croatia, Moldova, Switzerland, Finland, Czechia, Israel, Sweden, Serbia, Portugal and Norway.
After crashing out, Ireland’s Eurovision 2023 act Wild Youth slammed the contest in a furious post after they failed to land a spot in Saturday’s final.
The group were one of five acts who were eliminated in Tuesday’s semi-final after performing their song We Are One.
In a now-deleted post, the band’s frontman Conor O’Donohoe took to Instagram to claim their country ‘were never given a chance,’ with a screenshot of the caption later shared by a fan on Twitter.
He wrote: ‘We did everything we could. Michael Kealy [RTE’s Eurovision Head of Delegation] was amazing. But the truth is they never give Ireland a chance. Sorry if we let you down, we tried our best.’