List of Eurovision Song Contest presenters

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1979 hostess: Yardena Arazi.
1994 host: Gerry Ryan, pictured in March 2010, one month before his death.
1997 host: Ronan Keating.
2006 hostess: Maria Menounos.

This list includes those who have acted as presenters of the Eurovision Song Contest. Since 1988, it has been the norm to have two presenters for the contest. All contests before 1978 have had one presenter, and only a few after 1988 have had only one presenter. The 1999 contest was the first contest to consist of three presenters in one contest.


Year Presenter(s) Year Presenter(s)
1956 Switzerland Lohengrin Filipello 1986 Norway Åse Kleveland
1957 West Germany Anaïd Iplicjian 1987 Belgium Viktor Lazlo
1958 Netherlands Hannie Lips 1988 Republic of Ireland Michelle Rocca and Pat Kenny
1959 France Jacqueline Joubert 1989 Switzerland Lolita Morena and Jacques Deschenaux
1960 United Kingdom Katie Boyle 1990 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Helga Vlahović and Oliver Mlakar
1961 France Jacqueline Joubert 1991 Italy Gigliola Cinquetti and Toto Cutugno
1962 Luxembourg Mireille Delannoy 1992 Sweden Lydia Cappolicchio and Harald Treutiger
1963 United Kingdom Katie Boyle 1993 Republic of Ireland Fionnuala Sweeney
1964 Denmark Lotte Wæver 1994 Republic of Ireland Cynthia Ní Mhurchú and Gerry Ryan
1965 Italy Renata Mauro 1995 Republic of Ireland Mary Kennedy
1966 Luxembourg Josiane Shen 1996 Norway Ingvild Bryn and Morten Harket
1967 Austria Erica Vaal 1997 Republic of Ireland Carrie Crowley and Ronan Keating
1968 United Kingdom Katie Boyle 1998 United Kingdom Ulrika Jonsson and Terry Wogan
1969 Spain Laurita Valenzuela 1999 Israel Dafna Dekel, Sigal Shahamon and Yigal Ravid
1970 Netherlands Willy Dobbe 2000 Sweden Kattis Ahlström and Anders Lundin
1971 Republic of Ireland Bernadette Ní Ghallchóir 2001 Denmark Natasja Crone Back and Søren Pilmark
1972 United Kingdom Moira Shearer 2002 Estonia Annely Peebo and Marko Matvere
1973 Luxembourg Helga Guitton 2003 Latvia Marie N and Renārs Kaupers
1974 United Kingdom Katie Boyle 2004 Turkey Meltem Cumbul and Korhan Abay
1975 Sweden Karin Falck 2005 Ukraine Maria Efrosnina and Pasha Shylko
1976 Netherlands Corry Brokken 2006 Greece Maria Menounos and Sakis Rouvas
1977 United Kingdom Angela Rippon 2007 Finland Jaana Pelkonen and Mikko Leppilampi
1978 France Denise Fabre and Léon Zitrone 2008 Serbia Jovana Janković and Željko Joksimović
1979 Israel Yardena Arazi and Daniel Pe'er 2009 Russia Natalia Vodianova and Andrey Malahov (semi-finals)
Russia Alsou and Ivan Urgant (final)
1980 Netherlands Marlous Fluitsma 2010 Norway Nadia Hasnaoui, Erik Solbakken and Haddy N'jie
1981 Republic of Ireland Doireann Ní Bhriain 2011 Germany Anke Engelke, Stefan Raab and Judith Rakers
1982 United Kingdom Jan Leeming 2012 Azerbaijan Leyla Aliyeva, Eldar Gasimov and Nargiz Birk-Petersen
1983 West Germany Marlene Charell 2013 Sweden Petra Mede
1984 Luxembourg Désirée Nosbusch 2014 Denmark Lise Rønne, Nikolaj Koppel and Pilou Asbæk
1985 Sweden Lill Lindfors 2015 Austria Mirjam Weichselbraun, Alice Tumler and Arabella Kiesbauer

Green room hosts[edit]

Year Presenter(s)
1976 Netherlands Hans van Willigenburg
1980 Netherlands Hans van Willigenburg
2003 Latvia Ilze Jaunalksne and Dīvs Reiznieks
2004 Turkey Sertab Erener
2005 Ukraine Ruslana Lyzhychko and Wladimir Klitschko
2007 Finland Krisse Salminen
2008 Serbia Kristina Radenković and Branislav Katić
2009 Russia Dmitry Shepelev
2013 Sweden Eric Saade (final)
2015 Austria Conchita Wurst

Congratulations: 50 Years of the Eurovision Song Contest[edit]

Congratulations: 50 Years of the Eurovision Song Contest was a special TV show was broadcast from Copenhagen, Denmark to mark the Eurovision Song Contest's fiftieth anniversary and to determine the Contest's most popular entrant of its fifty years. The event was hosted by two former participants:

Location Presenters
Denmark Copenhagen, Denmark United Kingdom Katrina Leskanich and Latvia Renārs Kaupers

Eurovision Song Contest's Greatest Hits[edit]

Location Presenters
United Kingdom London, United Kingdom Sweden Petra Mede and Republic of Ireland Graham Norton

Presenters born outside of the host country[edit]

Presenters who formerly competed at Eurovision[edit]

Presenters who resigned[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ de:Helga Guitton
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  3. ^ Bakker, Sietse (2005-05-04). "Ruslana resigns as host". ESCToday. Retrieved 2010-01-27.