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“God, it was embarrassing! Graham Norton of Eurovision does not hide his feelings after a laborious and stunted conversation with the Dutch host
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It may not have been as usual for Eurovision 2020, but Graham Norton was always sure to keep viewers entertained with his sardonic spirit injection.
The Irish presenter, 57, was on duty to present Come Together – a tribute show broadcast in place of the regular competition, which was canceled this year due to the global health crisis.
And as potential hosts led by the Netherlands, Graham was sure to maintain his satirical comment throughout – including after speaking directly to the foreign host, live.
Awks: It may not have been as usual for Eurovision 2020, but Graham Norton was still sure to entertain viewers with his injection of sardonic spirit on Saturday night
Graham told the show – which crowned ABBA’s breakthrough hit Waterloo, Eurovision’s favorite entry to the world through its 64 years of history – but was seen on screen chatting with one of the Dutch stars.
Noise delays and language barriers were sure to make this a conveniently embarrassing exchange, after which Graham was heard speaking, “God, it was embarrassing!
“I’m sure you will be watching us closely, right? The Dutch host said to Graham, to which he replied, “I will of course. And thank you again for this evening.
‘Graham Norton commenting immediately after his own interview:” God who was awkward “What an absolute GEM he is! A fan sprang to Twitter after that.
Delayed reaction: as potential hosts led by the Netherlands, Graham was sure to maintain his satirical comment throughout – including after speaking directly to the foreign host, live
To put it this way: the audio delays and the language barriers were sure to make a properly awkward exchange, after which Graham was heard fuzzy – “God, it was awkward!”
Praise! ‘Graham Norton commenting immediately after his own interview:” God who was awkward “What an absolute GEM he is! A fan sprang up on Twitter after that
“Graham Norton telling the UK how embarrassing his talk was like being one of his friends, which is why he will always be a national treasure!” Another agreed, followed by a third: “One of my favorite TV moments this year so far. Graham Norton: “God who was awkward.” “
Another wrote: “Graham Norton at Eurovision: It was lovely and I felt very moved. Graham Norton back in the UK: God who was awkward. Our hero! ’
Viewers chose the iconic ABBA hit from over 18 other entries featured in Eurovision: Come Together.
ABBA won the 1974 competition with the song, although the British jury did not vote for it.
In the top! ABBA won the 1974 competition with the song Waterloo, although the British jury did not vote for it
There were four UK shortlisted entries spanning the entire 64-year history of the event.
They included the winning songs Making Your Mind Up, which were performed by Bucks Fizz in 1981, and the 1976 entry of Brotherhood Of Man’s Save Your Kisses For Me.
A second program called Eurovision: Europe Shine A Light was broadcast from Rotterdam and included prerecorded excerpts from 41 entries, including the British song My Last Breath, performed by singer-songwriter James Newman.
The 34-year-old man, who has recently recovered from COVID-19 symptoms, watched with his wife from their London home.
Later that evening, all the artists performed Katrina And The Waves’ 1997 Eurovision winner, British song Love Shine A Light.