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.
The presenter(s) of the 2016 #Eurovision Song Contest to be unveiled at a press conference held by Swedish broadcaster SVT, Monday 12:00 CET
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.
Michelle Rocca and Pat Kenny
Lolita Morena and Jacques Deschenaux
Helga Vlahović and Oliver Mlakar
Gigliola Cinquetti and Toto Cutugno
Lydia Cappolicchio and Harald Treutiger
Cynthia Ní Mhurchú and Gerry Ryan
Ingvild Bryn and Morten Harket
Carrie Crowley and Ronan Keating
Ulrika Jonsson and Terry Wogan
Dafna Dekel, Sigal Shahamon and Yigal Ravid
Kattis Ahlström and Anders Lundin
Natasja Crone Back and Søren Pilmark
Bernadette Ní Ghallchóir
Annely Peebo and Marko Matvere
Marie N and Renārs Kaupers
Meltem Cumbul and Korhan Abay
Maria Efrosnina and Pasha Shylko
Maria Menounos and Sakis Rouvas
Jaana Pelkonen and Mikko Leppilampi
Jovana Janković and Željko Joksimović
Denise Fabre and Léon Zitrone
Natalia Vodianova and Andrey Malahov (semi-finals) Alsou and Ivan Urgant (final)
Yardena Arazi and Daniel Pe’er
Nadia Hasnaoui, Erik Solbakken and Haddy N’jie
Anke Engelke, Stefan Raab and Judith Rakers
Doireann Ní Bhriain
Leyla Aliyeva, Eldar Gasimov and Nargiz Birk-Petersen
Lise Rønne, Nikolaj Koppel and Pilou Asbæk
Mirjam Weichselbraun, Alice Tumler and Arabella Kiesbauer