List of Eurovision Song Contest presenters
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. The 1999 contest was the first contest to consist of three presenters in one contest.
- 1 Presenters
- 2 Presenters born outside of the host country
- 3 Presenters who formerly competed at Eurovision
- 4 Presenters who resigned
- 5 See also
- 6 References
Green room hosts
|1976||Hans van Willigenburg|
|1980||Hans van Willigenburg|
|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|
|2013||Eric Saade (final)|
Congratulations: 50 Years of the Eurovision Song Contest
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:
|Copenhagen, Denmark||Katrina Leskanich and Renārs Kaupers|
Eurovision Song Contest's Greatest Hits
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.
|London, United Kingdom||Petra Mede and Graham Norton|
Kvalifikacija za Millstreet
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.
|Ljubljana, Slovenia||Tajda Lekše|
Presenters born outside of the host country
- Katie Boyle, born in Florence, Italy, by Italian/Russian father and British/Australian mother.
- Mireille Delannoy, born in France.
- Helga Guitton, born in Königsberg, Germany (now Kaliningrad, Russia).
- Léon Zitrone, born in Petrograd, Russian Empire.
- Lill Lindfors, born in Helsinki, Finland.
- Åse Kleveland, born in Stockholm, Sweden by Norwegian father and Swedish mother.
- Viktor Lazlo, born in Lorient, France.
- Ulrika Jonsson, born in Sollentuna, Sweden.
- Terry Wogan, born in Limerick, Ireland.
- Maria Menounos, born in Massachusetts, United States by Greek parents.
- Nadia Hasnaoui, born in Morocco by Moroccan father and Norwegian mother.
- Anke Engelke, born in Montréal, Canada by German parents.
- Katrina Leskanich, born in Kansas, United States.
- Graham Norton, born in Clondalkin, Ireland.
Presenters who formerly competed at Eurovision
- Corry Brokken, represented Netherlands in the 1956, 1958 and winner of the 1957 contest.
- Yardena Arazi, represented Israel at the 1976 and in the 1988 contests.
- Lill Lindfors, represented Sweden at the 1966 contest alongside Svante Thuresson.
- Åse Kleveland, represented Norway at the 1966 contest.
- Gigliola Cinquetti, winner of the 1964 and runner up in the 1974 contests for Italy.
- Toto Cutugno, winner of the 1990 contest for Italy.
- Dafna Dekel, represented Israel at the 1992 contest.
- Katrina Leskanich, winner of the 1997 contest for the United Kingdom in Katrina and the Waves.
- Renārs Kaupers, represented Latvia at the 2000 contest in Brainstorm.
- Marie Naumova, winner of the 2002 contest for Latvia.
- Sakis Rouvas, represented Greece at the 2004 and 2009 contests.
- Željko Joksimović, represented Serbia and Montenegro at the 2004 contest alongside the Ad Hoc Orchestra, and Serbia at the 2012 contest.
- Alsou, represented Russia at the 2000 contest.
- Stefan Raab, represented Germany at the 2000 contest.
- Eldar Gasimov, winner of the 2011 contest for Azerbaijan.
- Måns Zelmerlöw, winner of the 2015 contest for Sweden.
Arazi, Rouvas and Joksimović all had formerly competed at Eurovision before hosting the contest, but also returned as competitors after their hosting role.
Presenters who resigned
- Rene Medvešek and Dubravka Marković
- Alison Doody
- Ruslana Lyzhychko, winner of the Eurovision Song Contest 2004
- Yana Churikova