Renowned actress Hannah Waddingham, known for her role in the hit series "Ted Lasso," once again captivated fans during the second semi-final of the Eurovision contest held last night in Liverpool. This time, it was her impressive command of the French language that took center stage, leaving the audience in awe.
Hannah Waddingham: A Multifaceted Star Shines at Eurovision
During Tuesday's first semi-final, Waddingham delighted spectators with her enchanting voice and even showcased her linguistic prowess by speaking French at one point.
However, it was Thursday's show that truly showcased her language skills, as she fluently read the contest's voting rules in impeccable French. “Honestly Hannah, I could listen to you do that all night,” expressed Dixon, the host of the show, after the cheers from the crowd had subsided.
In response, the Ted Lasso star humbly replied, “My French teacher would be so proud!” Soon after the performance, viewers of the competition flocked to Twitter, showering the actress with praise. Even after the first semi-final, Waddingham had already won the hearts of many, being hailed as the "winner of the evening." Another Twitter user playfully joked, "I want Hannah Waddingham shouting at me in French 24/7."
The Road to the Grand Finale: Eurovision Semi-Final Highlights
While Waddingham's linguistic talents stole the spotlight, the second semi-final also marked the elimination of Romania, Denmark, Georgia, Iceland, San Marino, and Greece from the competition.
However, amidst the eliminations, ten countries managed to secure their place in the final, set to take place on Saturday, May 13. Among the qualifying nations were Albania, Cyprus, Estonia, Belgium, Austria, Lithuania, Poland, Australia, Armenia, and Slovenia.
They will join the countries that advanced from the first semi-final, including Sweden, Finland, Norway, Israel, Serbia, Portugal, Croatia, Switzerland, Moldova, and the Czech Republic. Additionally, the Big Five countries (France, Germany, Italy, Spain, and the UK) automatically earn a spot in the final, alongside last year's winner, Ukraine.
As Eurovision progresses towards its highly anticipated finale, Hannah Waddingham continues to astound and inspire with her multifaceted talents.