Lohengrin Filipello

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Lohengrin Filipello (c. 1918-December 29, 1993) was a Swiss television presenter.

In 1956 Filipello had the honour of hosting the First Eurovision Song Contest staged in Lugano,[1] Switzerland, as noted in The Eurovision Song Contest — The Official History by author and historian John Kennedy O'Connor, Filipello was the first male presenter to host the competition until Léon Zitrone was co-presenter in the 1978 Edition, Filipello also has the distinction as the only man who has hosted the contest by himself, as of the 2015 ceremony.[2] Filipello was also later involved with Eurovision, he hosted the Swiss National final in 1961 and 1967 respectively.

Filipello died in 1993.[3]


  1. ^ STICS: Lohengrin Filipello
  2. ^ O'Connor, John Kennedy (2007). The Eurovision Song Contest: The Official History. UK: Carlton Books. p. 72. ISBN 978-1-84442-994-3. 
  3. ^ Lohengrin Filipello
Preceded by
Eurovision Song Contest presenter
Succeeded by
West Germany Anaid Iplicjian