At Eurovision 2018 Israel’s Netta sang the memorable line, “Wonder Woman, don’t you ever forget”. And in true superhero style it was Israeli broadcaster KAN who didn’t forget Wonder Woman, inviting Hollywood’s rising star Gal Gadot to host Eurovision 2019.
The news won’t come as a surprise to Eurovision fans or Gadot’s legion of followers. On social media, the requests for Diana Prince to host Eurovision have multiplied day by day since Netta’s win.
The actress and model is one of Israel’s biggest exports and Israelis are rightly proud of her. She’s a face of female empowerment in light of her humanitarian work and starring role in DC‘s “Wonder Woman“.
In a perfect world, Gadot would accept KAN’s offer but we ain’t living in one.
In a message sent to Y Net, Gal’s people sent her best wishes…and broke some bad news.
“Gal would be happy to host and take part in the Eurovision Song Contest, but unfortunately, the constraints of schedule and previous commitments will not allow her to do so.”
The 33-year old star is currently shooting the second instalment of Wonder Woman and is rumoured to be an integral part of DC’s untitled The Flash movie to be released in 2020 with no shoot dates announced yet.
However, one thing is certain — Gal Gadot is no stranger to Eurovision. This year, she shared her support and happiness with Netta Barzilai‘s victory with more than 20 million Instagram followers
Congratulations for winning Eurovision 2018! You represent the real wonder in women. So much truth, confidence and talent. You stand for diversity and you bring fresh beautiful light to the world. And thank you all for voting!
The Eurovision brand is a perfect match with Gal Gadot and Gal Gadot is a perfect match with the Eurovision brand. Apart from her acting and modelling career, Wonder Woman herself was named by Time magazine as one of the 100 most influential people in the world.
Adding to that, Miss Gadot uses her star power to raise awareness and fight for gender equality and to empower women and girls all over the world. You go girl!
It also doesn’t hurt that one of Israel’s crowning jewels is box-office gold. Combining all movies in which Gal Gadot graced the screen (even if just for a little bit), we’re talking about more than 4 billion dollars. *bling bling*
Eurovision 2019 still has no dates or host city announced. The dates of 21, 23 and 25 May were at one point inserted into Wikipedia — along with the fake news that Jerusalem had 100% been confirmed as host city. (At the moment Jerusalem is simply the Israeli government’s preferred city and it must be approved and confirmed by the EBU first). Some travel companies had also listed these dates on their web sites, but we don’t advise tickets to be purchased just yet.
Would you be happy with Gal Gadot hosting Eurovision 2019? Or would you like to see another face hosting the event? Tell us in the comment section below!