Eurovision 2019

#ESC20: “Open Up” To Next Year’s Hosts


Next year, three Hosts will be taking to the stage in Rotterdam, for the 65th Eurovision Song Contest – they are Edsilia Rombley, Chantal Janzen and Jan Smit. Fans of the Contest will recognise Edsilia Rombley for representing The Netherlands on two occasions.

Sietse Bakker, the Executive Supervisor for next year’s Eurovision Song Contest had the following to say:

“She is a two-time Eurovision Song Contest participant, she has presented the points twice, she will be hosting Eurovision in Concert for the second time… Edsilia is one of the most authentic presenters we have. And the Eurovision fan community has embraced her. All together, her hosting the Eurovision Song Contest 2020 needs no further explanation.

Chantal Janzen is simply one of the Netherlands’ most talented presenters in TV entertainment. While the Eurovision Song Contest is a distinctly public broadcaster format, we chose to open up to talent from outside the public broadcaster and focus on showing Europe the best our country has to offer.

With Jan Smit, we choose an internationally experienced artist and presenter who has shown to be a great ambassador for the Eurovision Song Contest over the past 9 years, commenting the shows next to Cornald Maas. Jan has also been a solid member of the selection committee, which is responsible for picking the Dutch entry. Jan is a great guy, authentic and keeps his head cool during live shows — exactly the qualities we need to achieve a personal interaction with the artists at the upcoming Eurovision Song Contest.”

Author: Richard Taylor


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