The host(s) of next year’s Eurovision to be revealed on 14th December

Through the official Twitter account of the contest, it was revealed today that, on Monday14th December, the host broadcaster SVT will annouce the name or the names of next year’s Eurovision Song Contest presenter(s). EuroVisionary takes a look at the rumours and at history of Eurovision hosts.

The jigsaw puzzle of the upcoming Eurovision Song Contest is filling in slowly because, after the announcement of the list with the participating countries, on Monday 14th the host broadcaster SVT will reveal the name of the presenter or presenters of the 61st Eurovision Song Contest.

According to the Swedish newspaper Expressen, rumours suggested Eurovision 2015 winner Måns Zelmerlöw together with 2013 host Petra Mede as the couple fronting next year’s Europe’s favourite TV show in Stockholm, to be held inside the Globe Arena on the 10,12 and 14 May 2016.

Lili Assefa, SVT ‘s head of press for Eurovision said about Monday’s announcement:

We will not be making any comments before the press conference.

Eurovision Song Contest Presenters

All contests before 1978 had one presenter and only a few after 1988 have had only one presenter. Eurovision 1999 was the first contest to use three presenters; this happened again in 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2015.  Since 1988, it has been the norm to have two presenters for the contest, except for 1993, 1995 and 2013, in which there was only one. 2009 was the only contest where there were different hosts for the final and the semi finals.

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