List of Eurovision Song Contest presenters

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1960, 1963, 1968 and 1974 hostess: Katie Boyle
1979 hostess: Yardena Arazi
1983 hostess: Marlene Charell
1994 host: Gerry Ryan, pictured in March 2010, one month before his death
2000 hostess: Kattis Ahlström
2003 host: Renārs Kaupers
2006 hostess: Maria Menounos

This list includes those who have acted as presenters of the Eurovision Song Contest, since the competitions inception in 1956. From 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 (these being in 1993, 1995 and 2013). The 1999 contest was the first to consist of three presenters in one contest, and this method has been used most often since 2010.

Presenters[edit]

Year Presenter(s)
1956 Lohengrin Filipello
1957 Anaïd Iplicjian
1958 Hannie Lips
1959 Jacqueline Joubert
1960 Katie Boyle
1961 Jacqueline Joubert
1962 Mireille Delannoy
1963 Katie Boyle
1964 Lotte Wæver
1965 Renata Mauro
1966 Josiane Chen
1967 Erica Vaal
1968 Katie Boyle
1969 Laurita Valenzuela
1970 Willy Dobbe
1971 Bernadette Ní Ghallchóir
1972 Moira Shearer
1973 Helga Guitton
1974 Katie Boyle
1975 Karin Falck
1976 Corry Brokken
1977 Angela Rippon
1978 Denise Fabre and Léon Zitrone
1979 Yardena Arazi and Daniel Pe'er
1980 Marlous Fluitsma
1981 Doireann Ní Bhriain
1982 Jan Leeming
1983 Marlene Charell
1984 Désirée Nosbusch
1985 Lill Lindfors
1986 Åse Kleveland
1987 Viktor Lazlo
1988 Michelle Rocca and Pat Kenny
1989 Lolita Morena and Jacques Deschenaux
1990 Helga Vlahović and Oliver Mlakar
1991 Gigliola Cinquetti and Toto Cutugno
1992 Lydia Cappolicchio and Harald Treutiger
1993 Fionnuala Sweeney
1994 Cynthia Ní Mhurchú and Gerry Ryan
1995 Mary Kennedy
1996 Ingvild Bryn and Morten Harket
1997 Carrie Crowley and Ronan Keating
1998 Ulrika Jonsson and Terry Wogan
1999 Dafna Dekel, Sigal Shachmon and Yigal Ravid
2000 Kattis Ahlström and Anders Lundin
2001 Natasja Crone Back and Søren Pilmark
2002 Annely Peebo and Marko Matvere
2003 Marie N and Renārs Kaupers
2004 Meltem Cumbul and Korhan Abay
2005 Maria Efrosinina and Pavlo Shylko
2006 Maria Menounos and Sakis Rouvas
2007 Jaana Pelkonen and Mikko Leppilampi
2008 Jovana Janković and Željko Joksimović
2009 Natalia Vodianova and Andrey Malahov (semi-finals)
Alsou and Ivan Urgant (final)
2010 Nadia Hasnaoui, Haddy N'jie and Erik Solbakken
2011 Anke Engelke, Judith Rakers and Stefan Raab
2012 Leyla Aliyeva, Nargiz Birk-Petersen and Eldar Gasimov
2013 Petra Mede
2014 Lise Rønne, Nikolaj Koppel and Pilou Asbæk
2015 Mirjam Weichselbraun, Alice Tumler and Arabella Kiesbauer
2016 Petra Mede and Måns Zelmerlöw
2017 Oleksandr Skichko, Volodymyr Ostapchuk and Timur Miroshnychenko
2018 Sílvia Alberto, Daniela Ruah, Catarina Furtado and Filomena Cautela
2019 Bar Refaeli, Erez Tal, Assi Azar and Lucy Ayoub[1]
2020 Chantal Janzen, Edsilia Rombley and Jan Smit X
2021 Chantal Janzen, Edsilia Rombley and Jan Smit

Green room hosts[edit]

Year Presenter(s)
1976 Hans van Willigenburg
1980
2002 Tiina Kimmel and Kirke Ert
2003 Ilze Jaunalksne and Dīvs Reiznieks
2004 Sertab Erener (final)
2005 Ruslana Lyzhychko and Wladimir Klitschko (final)
2007 Krisse Salminen (final)
2008 Kristina Radenković and Branislav Katić
2009 Dmitry Shepelev[2]
2013 Eric Saade (final)[3]
2015 Conchita Wurst
2017 Timur Miroshnychenko
2018 Filomena Cautela[4]

Online host[edit]

Year Presenter(s)
2020 Nikkie de Jager X
2021 Nikkie de Jager

Songs of Europe[edit]

Songs of Europe was a concert television programme from Mysen, Norway to commemorate the contest's twenty-fifth anniversary. The event featured nearly all the winners of the contest from 1956 to 1981.

Location Presenter
Norway Mysen, Norway Rolf Kirkvaag and Titten Tei

Kvalifikacija za Millstreet[edit]

Kvalifikacija za Millstreet (English: Qualification for Millstreet; French: Qualification pour Millstreet) was the preselection for the Eurovision Song Contest 1993. Seven countries took part; Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Estonia, Hungary, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia.

Location Presenter
Slovenia Ljubljana, Slovenia Tajda Lekše

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

Congratulations: 50 Years of the Eurovision Song Contest was a special TV show 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 Katrina Leskanich and Renārs Kaupers

Eurovision Song Contest's Greatest Hits[edit]

Eurovision Song Contest's Greatest Hits (also known as Eurovision's Greatest Hits) was a live television concert programme organised by the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) and produced by the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) to commemorate the Eurovision Song Contest's 60th anniversary.

Location Presenters
United Kingdom London, United Kingdom Petra Mede and Graham Norton

Eurovision: Europe Shine a Light[edit]

Eurovision: Europe Shine a Light was a live television programme organised by the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) and produced by AVROTROS, NOS and NPO that replaced the Eurovision Song Contest 2020 after its cancellation due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Location Presenters
Netherlands Hilversum, Netherlands Chantal Janzen, Edsilia Rombley and Jan Smit

Presenters born outside the host country[edit]

Presenters who had formerly competed at Eurovision[edit]

Presenters who resigned[edit]

Presenters costume designers[edit]

Year Costume designers Ref.
1987 Thierry Mugler
2001 Isabell Kristensen
2002 Aarne Niit and Katrin Kuldma
2007 Erika Turunen
2013 Jean-Paul Gaultier
2014 Ole Yde
2015 Ariane Rhomberg
2016 Lars Wallin, Ida Lanto and Valerie Aflalo
2017 LUVI, Indposhiv, Lake Studio and Burenina

Running order and allocation draw presenters[edit]

Prior to each year's contest, a series of draws have been held to determine differing facets of the contest's production, which typically are presided by one or more presenters. Historically a random drawing of lots was held prior to each year's contest to determine the order in which participating countries would perform in the grand final, and since 2004 in the semi-finals; this was abolished in 2013, when the running order began to be determined by the contest producers.[19]

A semi-final allocation draw has been held since 2008, to determine which countries perform in which of the two semi-finals, as well as in which semi-final the automatic finalists have voting rights. The semi-finalist countries are divided into pots based on historic voting patterns, and countries in each pot are then split equally between the two semi-finals.[20] During this draw the countries are also assigned to perform in either the first or second half of the show; the exact running order is then determined at a later date.[21]

Year Presenter(s) Ref Year Presenter(s) Ref
1994 Niamh Kavanagh and Fionnuala Sweeney [22] 2008 Jovana Janković and Željko Joksimović
1995 Unknown 2009 Yana Churikova
1996 Christian Borch 2010 Peter Svaar [no] [23]
1997 Mary Kennedy and Eimear Quinn [24] 2011 Judith Rakers and Sabine Heinrich [25]
1998 Malcolm Boyden [26] 2012 Leyla Aliyeva and Nazim Huseynov [27]
1999 Meni Pe'er [he] [28] 2013 Pernilla Månsson Colt and Josefine Sundström [29]
2000 Unknown 2014 Tine Gøtzsche [da] and Ulla Essendrop [30]
2001 2015 Kati Bellowitsch and Andi Knoll [31]
2002 Tanel Padar and Dave Benton [32] 2016 Alexandra Pascalidou and Jovan Radomir [33]
2003 Marie N and Renārs Kaupers [34] 2017 Timur Miroshnychenko and Nika Konstantinova [35]
2004 Meltem Cumbul and Korhan Abay [36] 2018 Sílvia Alberto and Filomena Cautela [37]
2005 Pavlo Shylko and Wladimir Klitschko 2019 Assi Azar and Lucy Ayoub [38]
2006 Maria Menounos and Sakis Rouvas 2021[a] Chantal Janzen, Edsilia Rombley and Jan Smit [21][39]
2007 Jaana Pelkonen and Mikko Leppilampi

Opening Ceremony presenters[edit]

Year Presenter(s) Ref
2012 Leyla Aliyeva and Nargiz Birk-Petersen [40]
2013 Pernilla Månsson Colt and Kodjo Akolor [41]
2014 Bryan Rice, Abdel Aziz Mahmoud, Ulla Essendrop and Peter Falktoft [42]
2015 Kati Bellowitsch and Andi Knoll [43]
2016 Jovan Radomir and Catarina Rolfsdotter-Jansson [44]
2017 Tetyana Terekhova, Slava Varda, Andriy Kishe, Amy Grace, Neyba Traore, Hanna Butkevych and Andriy Dzhedzhula [45]
2018 Cláudia Semedo, Inês Lopes Gonçalves, Pedro Granger and Pedro Penim [46]
2019 Noa Tishby [47]

See also[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ The semi-final allocation draw for the cancelled 2020 contest was retained for the 2021 contest.[39]

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