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, the 1999 contest was the first to consist of three presenters in one contest.


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

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
2013 Eric Saade (final)
2015 Conchita Wurst
2017 Timur Miroshnychenko

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 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:

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 of the host country[edit]

Presenters who formerly competed at Eurovision[edit]

Presenters who resigned[edit]

See also[edit]


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  4. ^ Bakker, Sietse (2005-05-04). "Ruslana resigns as host". ESCToday. Retrieved 2010-01-27. 
  5. ^ Moscow Kicks Off Preparations for Eurovision at the Wayback Machine (archived 2008-12-24)