List of Eurovision Song Contest presenters

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 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 Chen 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 Naumova 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, Haddy N'jie and Erik Solbakken
1980 Netherlands Marlous Fluitsma 2011 Germany Anke Engelke, Judith Rakers and Stefan Raab
1981 Republic of Ireland Doireann Ní Bhriain 2012 Azerbaijan Leyla Aliyeva, Nargiz Birk-Petersen and Eldar Gasimov
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 2016 Sweden Petra Mede and Måns Zelmerlöw
1986 Norway Åse Kleveland 2017 Ukraine

Green room hosts

Year Presenter(s)
1976 Netherlands Hans van Willigenburg
1980 Netherlands Hans van Willigenburg
2002 Estonia Tiina Kimmel and Kirke Ert
2003 Latvia Ilze Jaunalksne and Dīvs Reiznieks
2004 Turkey Sertab Erener (final)
2005 Ukraine Ruslana Lyzhychko and Wladimir Klitschko (final)
2007 Finland Krisse Salminen (final)
2008 Serbia Kristina Radenković and Branislav Katić
2009 Russia Dmitry Shepelev
2013 Sweden Eric Saade (final)
2015 Austria Conchita Wurst

Congratulations: 50 Years of the Eurovision Song Contest

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 United Kingdom Katrina Leskanich and Latvia Renārs Kaupers

Eurovision Song Contest's Greatest Hits

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 Sweden Petra Mede and United Kingdom Graham Norton

Kvalifikacija za Millstreet

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 Slovenia Tajda Lekše

Presenters born outside of the host country

Presenters who formerly competed at Eurovision

Arazi, Rouvas and Joksimović all had formerly competed at Eurovision before hosting the contest, but also returned as competitors after their hosting role.

Presenters who resigned

See also


  1. de:Helga Guitton
  3. Bakker, Sietse (2005-05-04). "Ruslana resigns as host". ESCToday. Retrieved 2010-01-27.
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