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Graham Norton gives fans of Eurovision Song Contest a look behind the scenes in his comment box

Graham Norton gave fans of the Eurovision Song Contest a behind-the-scenes look at his commentary box at the Palasport Olimpico arena in Turin, Italy.

The comedian, 59, took his place high above the stage and the crowd in a special booth as he prepared to deliver his funny take on the action of the legendary competition.

Opening the clip, he said: ‘You found me in my comment box at Eurovision 2022. Let me show you around.’

Sneak peek: Graham Norton, 59, gave Eurovision Song Contest fans a behind-the-scenes look at his commentary box at the Palasport Olimpico arena in Turin, Italy

Joking about the small size of the room, he went on to say, “That’s a wall, there’s a wall, there’s a wall behind you and this is where it all happens.”

Pointing to the clear glass window in front of him, he pointed the camera at the arena and stage and said, “Through this glass, that’s the main stage of Eurovision.”

He took the microphone off his headset and pointed to a control panel and added, “This is how I talk to you and I use these buttons, and soap comes out when I curse, but hopefully it won’t.”

Sky high: The comedian took his place high above the stage and the crowd in a special booth as he prepared to deliver his funny take on the action of the legendary competition

Sky high: The comedian took his place high above the stage and the crowd in a special booth as he prepared to deliver his funny take on the action of the legendary competition

Ukraine won the 2022 Eurovision Song Contest with Britain’s Sam Ryder in second place.

Kalush Orchestra moved viewers with their poignant performance of Stefania amid the war in their country.

Led by rapper Oleh Psiuk, the group – supplemented by Ihor Didenchuk, Vlad Kurochka, Tymofii Muzychuk and Oleksandr Slobodianyk – won the grand final with 631 points.

Song Contest legend: Opening the clip he said: 'You found me in my comment box at Eurovision 2022. Let me show you around'

Song Contest legend: Opening the clip he said: ‘You found me in my comment box at Eurovision 2022. Let me show you around’

After being stunned by their performance, which fused rap with folk and featured break dance, flutes and daring ensembles, they thanked everyone who supported their country during the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

After becoming known as the champions and singing the song a second time, they said, “Thank you, thank you so much.”

They had been given special permission to travel to Italy, as men their age are currently fighting for their country in their own.

Champs: Ukraine won the 2022 Eurovision Song Contest, with Kalush Orchestra moving viewers with their poignant performance of Stefania amid the war in their country

Champs: Ukraine won the 2022 Eurovision Song Contest, with Kalush Orchestra moving viewers with their poignant performance of Stefania amid the war in their country

The band said of the song, which pays tribute to mothers: “We’re showing our roots and we’re showing how to take something from the past and make it work for the present.

‘That is why we have found success at home and we hope that we can also find such a reception internationally. We take something old and make it sound modern.’

The UK came in second – the highest place for the nation in more than two decades – with Sam Ryder’s ‘Space Man’ scoring a whopping 466 points.

Born to perform: Sam Ryder took the stage to perform his song Space Man for the UK at this year's competition, finishing in second place

Born to perform: Sam Ryder took the stage to perform his song Space Man for the UK at this year’s competition, finishing in second place

The TikTok star – who rose to fame with his lockdown covers on the video-sharing platform – has turned bad luck in the UK after scoring zero points in the past two years.

Sam said in the green room, “Honestly, this is great. It’s bad.

“We signed up here to sing, we enjoy music, and I know every artist involved this year absolutely crushed it. Everyone was an asset to themselves and an asset to what Eurovision is about; unity peace, love, togetherness, inclusiveness and expression. Thanks for having us, appreciate it [it]†

Backstage glimpse: Eurovision co-host Mika posed with commentator Graham before the match

Backstage glimpse: Eurovision co-host Mika posed with commentator Graham before the match

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