By Olivia Devereux-evans For Mailonline
16:58 13 May 2023, updated 17:00 13 May 2023
A host of celebrities wished Mae Muller good luck for the Eurovision Grand Final in Liverpool on Saturday.
In a sweet Instagram video posted to the BBC’s Eurovision account, everyone from Gemma Collins to Judi Dench sent their messages of support to the UK’s entry.
Judi Dench said: ‘Here is a good luck message for Mae Muller’ while Gemma Collins could later be heard saying: ‘Mae Muller, the GC loves you baby.
Sam Ryder, who came second in the contest in 2022 said: ‘I just want to say good luck to you and every single other person.’
Meanwhile, Cheryl Baker, who won Eurovision as part of Bucks Fizz in 1981, praised the singer and said: ‘This is a message for Mae Muller who is magnificent.’
Cheryl continued: ‘I’m supposed to give her tips and things but you don’t need them. You’re going to smash it.’
Meanwhile other stars including newsreader Clive Myrie, singer Fleur East and DJ Clara Amfo also sent their words of encouragement to the star.
The post was captioned: ‘Mae, you’ve got a message’ and in the comments, Mae, who was clearly touched, wrote: ‘Omg’ alongside three crying emojis.
The final is taking place in Liverpool this year on behalf of Ukraine, who won last year and are unable to host amid their ongoing war with Russia.
The full list of performers and the running order for Eurovision was confirmed after the last Semi Final by Alesha Dixon, Hannah Waddingham and Julia Sanina.
Singers and their supporters were seen celebrating, clapping and cheering as the announcements were made.
The countries that will be putting on a show-stopping display on Saturday night is as follows:
Albania, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Portugal, Switzerland, Poland, Serbia, France, Cyprus, Spain, Sweden, Italy, Estonia and Finland.
Also taking to the stage are: Moldova, Ukraine, the Czech Republic, Slovenia, the United Kingdom, Ukraine, Israel, Croatia, Norway, Germany and Lithuania.
The Eurovision Final will be broadcast live on BBC One, BBC IPlayer and the official YouTube channel at 8pm UK time on May 13.
There will also be live commentary on BBC Radio 2, hosted by Rylan Clark and Scott Mills.
Cinema lovers can also catch a glimpse of the spectacular show in Vue Cinemas across the UK.