Eurovision host Graham Norton has defended Sir Terry Wogan's legacy with the competition after he was criticised for his gentle teasing.
Graham, who replaced Sir Terry in 2008, said this year will be "bittersweet" because of his predecessor's death in January.
Graham told the Mirror: "Sir Terry Wogan will always be associated with Eurovision .
"He took a role that wasn't really a role at all and he totally transformed it into the job it is today.
"When I am doing the commentary I still hear Sir Terry in my head as I am sure lots of other people do too.
"I think this year will be bittersweet because we will all be thinking of Terry and I am sure I will say a few words about him as the night goes on as it is a night that will forever be associated with Terry Wogan."
Swedish producer Christer Bjorkman previously accused Sir Terry of damaging the show's credibility with his light-hearted jibes.
Graham added he will even "raise a glass" live on air to the broadcaster.
He said: "For those who aren't aware, song number nine is famous because Sir Terry always warned me not to have anything to drink until that point.
"At song number nine this year the host country Sweden will be performing and I will be encouraging everyone to raise a glass.
"It has all worked out very nicely as Swedish people in the arena will be cheering their song in the stadium as everyone back in the UK will join me and cheers the memory and legacy of Sir Terry Wogan."