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
2006 hostess: Maria Menounos
Petra Mede, host of 2013 and 2016 editions and Eurovision's Greatest Hits

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.


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

Green room hosts[edit]

Year Presenter(s)
1976 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
2009 Dmitry Shepelev[1]
2013 Eric Saade (final)[2]
2014 Lise Rønne
2015 Conchita Wurst
2017 Timur Miroshnychenko
2018 Filomena Cautela[3]

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

Presenters born outside the host country[edit]

Presenters who formerly competed at Eurovision[edit]

Presenters who resigned[edit]

Allocation draw presenters[edit]

Year Presenter(s) Year Presenter(s)
1994 Niamh Kavanagh and Fionnuala Sweeney[9] 2007 Jaana Pelkonen and Mikko Leppilampi
1995 Unknown 2008 Jovana Janković and Željko Joksimović
1996 Christian Borch 2009 Yana Churikova
1997 Mary Kennedy and Eimear Quinn[10] 2010 Peter Svaar [no]
1998 Terry Wogan and Katrina Leskanich[11][12] 2011 Judith Rakers and Sabine Heinrich
1999 Meni Pe'er [he][13] 2012 Leyla Aliyeva and Nazim Huseynov
2000 Unknown 2013 Pernilla Månsson Colt and Josefine Sundström
2001 2014 Tine Gøtzsche [da] and Ulla Essendrop
2002 Tanel Padar and Dave Benton[14] 2015 Kati Bellowitsch and Andi Knoll
2003 Marie N and Renārs Kaupers[15] 2016 Alexandra Pascalidou and Jovan Radomir
2004 Meltem Cumbul and Korhan Abay[16] 2017 Timur Miroshnychenko and Nika Konstantinova
2005 DJ Pasha and Volodymyr Klytschko 2018 Sílvia Alberto and Filomena Cautela
2006 Maria Menounos and Sakis Rouvas 2019 TBA

See also[edit]


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