Alesha Dixon sent fans into a frenzy on Tuesday night, 9 May, as the former Miss-Teeq star showcased her rapping skills to Eurovision viewers.
The first of two semi-finals took place in Liverpool tonight, with Britain's Got Talent judge Alesha being one of the many famous faces to host the highly-anticipated affair.
Celebrating Eurovision’s return to the UK, Alesha, 44, broke into a rap – which viewers have since hailed as an “unforgettable” performance.
In the Eurovision-inspired rap, Alesha referenced Ukraine and numerous former winners including Finland’s Lordi and Italy’s Maneskin.
“Alesha Dixon did the thing,” wrote one viewer on Twitter, as another penned: “A lot of people questioned Alesha Dixon being involved, however she’s absolutely nailing this #EUROVISION”.
“Alesha Dixon's rap during Eurovision was unforgettable,” said another.
A fourth continued: “Alesha Dixon needs to get back to making music!”
Someone else went on: “Alesha Dixon has secured her place in the iconic #Eurovision presenter moments with this.”
Others pointed out that many of the competing countries are unlikely to have known who Miss-Teeq were, but they still enjoyed the songstress’ rap.
Joining Alesha in hosting tonight’s affair was Hannah Waddingham and Ukrainian singer Julia Sanina, who all arrived on stage wearing dazzling colourful outfits.
Ted Lasso star Hannah joked they were “honorary Liver Birds for the evening” while Julia welcomed viewers with a message in her native Ukrainian.
She later thanked “beautiful Liverpool” for welcoming Ukraine and its people “with open arms”.
Spice Girl Melanie C also made a surprise appearance as the announcer, introducing the show and the hosts.
While Alesha harked back to her days in Miss-Teeq, Hannah took part in a skit with The Fizz, whose members were part of 1981 winning act Bucks Fizz, and were seen queuing outside a red phone box in the venue.
Fans may have gushed about Alesha, but others have taken to social media to celebrate Hannah.
“At this point I’m only watching Eurovision to see Hannah Waddingham for a few seconds each time,” penned one viewer.
“I couldn't be happier for Hannah Waddingham!! She owns the stage (and #TedLasso),” said another.
Watch the Eurovision Grand Final on BBC One this Saturday, 13 May, at 8pm.
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