Lebanon-born British singer-songwriter Mika, Italian TV presenter Alessandro Cattelan and Italian singer Laura Pausini hosted this year’s Eurovision Song Contest from Turin, Italy. However, fans lashed out at Mika when he appeared to give Ukraine’s Kalush Orchestra the microphone before changing his mind during a break from performances.
After 22 acts had performed, Mika joined the artists in the green room.
The singer-songwriter asked the Portuguese MARO how they were doing.
He then spoke to the Romanian entry WRS before turning his attention to Ukraine.
Mika said: “On this side we have Ukraine and we are very happy to be here with you and that you are here with us.”
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Monks quipped: “Think this might be the last time @mikasounds will host such a prestigious #Eurovision event.
“This is Spain, sorry no, this is Romania, then Holland, sorry no Poland.”
Noah continued: “I’ve never seen worse hosts in my life oml…even the three hosts from 2017 fared better #eurovision.”
“I’ve never seen such awkward hosts in my life, Jesus shaking and crying #Eurovision,” wrote @eatyourteeth.