Alesha Dixon stuns in bold pink and red gown alongside a glamorous Hannah Waddingham and a stunning Julia Sanina as they host Eurovision semi-final
Alesha Dixon, Hannah Waddingham and Julia Sanina all dressed to the nines on Tuesday as they presented the first semi-final of the Eurovision Song Contest.
Alesha, 44, looked resplendent in a bright pink gown adorned with a voluminous red bow across the bust.
Her dress boasted a daringly high slit that showed off her long legs and clear plastic high heels.
She added a pair of large gold statement earrings for a touch of sparkle and wore her raven locks in a sleek ponytail.
The Britain’s Got Talent judge completed her striking look with a full face of make-up and a bold red lip.
Looking good: Alesha Dixon, Hannah Waddingham and Julia Sanina all dressed to the nines on Tuesday as they presented the first semi-final of the Eurovision Song Contest
Glamorous: Alesha, 44, looked resplendent in a bright pink gown adorned with a voluminous red bow across the bust
Leggy display: Her dress boasted a daringly high slit that showed off her long legs and clear plastic high heels
Hannah, 48, put on a busty display in a plunging gown covered in a rainbow-coloured stripe pattern.
Her dress featured a front facing slit and a cape detail that fanned out behind her as she strutted across the stage.
She added a few extra inches to her height with a pair of yellow high heels and sported silver and gold heart-shaped earrings.
The actress styled her blonde tresses in a side part and neatly curled and opted for a sparkly eyeshadow look.
Julia, 32, pulled out all the stops in a tight-fitted strapless gown made of black leather.
The outfit was decorated with an asymmetrical zip and flames along the hem while a coordinating belt cinched her in at her svelte waist.
The Ukrainian singer added a pair of matching black leather gloves and elevated her height in black high heels.
Her dark hair was swept back in a slick ponytail and she sported a chain choker necklace and black smoky eyeshadow.
The Eurovision semi-finals will take place across two days and feature an array of performances, including from Eurovision legends and Ukrainian and British stars.
For the first time in the UK’s Eurovision Song Contest history, both semi-finals are being presented live on BBC One and BBC iPlayer.
Radio DJs Scott Mills and Rylan will bring UK audiences their colourful commentary, while Alesha, Julia and Hannah host the semi-final at the M&S Bank Arena.
Eye-catching: Hannah, 48, put on a busty display in a plunging gown covered in a rainbow-coloured stripe pattern
Fiery: Julia, 32, pulled out all the stops in a tight-fitted strapless gown made of black leather
There is also a special commentary team on BBC Radio Merseyside, which will include Claire Sweeney and the winner of The Voice of Eurovision talent search, which is currently underway to discover new Liverpudlian talent.
This year’s Eurovision Grand Final has the Royal seal of approval. During a visit to the venue, the Liverpool Arena, the King told the UK entrant Mae Muller that he would be ‘watching with great interest’ and ‘egging her on’. ‘Thank you. No pressure,’ she joked.
At last year’s contest, held in Italy, the UK fielded its strongest entry for years with Sam Ryder’s Space Man, but no one begrudged the Ukrainians their victory with Kalush Orchestra’s ebullient Stefania.
For the grand final commentary on BBC One and BBC iPlayer, Graham Norton and comedian Mel Giedroyc will take turns in the commentary box to bring those watching at home their unique and expert views on the 2023 acts.