We know from our poll that you want the Queen of Europe (a.k.a. Conchita Wurst) to host Eurovision 2015. But the rumour mill suggests that isn’t going to happen. Turkish-language Eurovision news site ESCape is reporting that ORF has selected long-time commentator Andi Knoll to host the contest with Alice Tumler, a colleague from “Die grosse Chance”.
As ESCape says (translated from Turkish),
Thirty-five year old Tumler and forty-two year old Knoll are a logical choice. These talented broadcasters speak four languages between them, have a diverse career in broadcasting and presenting, and are above all supportive of each other. Both names are known, although Knoll more so in the Eurovision community.
We wholeheartedly agree with them. In fact, if this is the final decision, it ain’t a bad one! After all, they have worked together before on hosting a talent show and have chemistry. And Miss Wurst might have a chance to make her dream come true and host the green room (although she might have to get in a catfight with Kati Bellowitsch for that to happen)!
Although this is just speculation for now, let’s take a look at how this year’s potential hosts stack up.
Andi Knoll – Potential Host 2015
Anyone who watches Ö3 for Eurovision commentary knows Andi Knoll’s voice. After all, he’s been doing this annual gig since 1999! He’s also hosted the national selections whenever they have been held, and commented for the now-defunct Eurovision Dance Contest. Outside of Eurovision, he works as a radio announcer, hosts music award shows, and reports live from the red carpet at galas. With so much experience, it would be a pity not to choose him.
Alice Tumler – Potential Host 2015
This classy woman is, like us, truly international. Half Slovenian-Italian, half French Caribbean, Tumler was born in Innsbruck and studied her craft in London. She then went on to do further study in Paris, hosted a radio show in Italy, moved to the West Indies and do the same, and transitioned to bigger and better things (a.k.a. television). She has hosted a pan-African music awards show, a travel show, and other live events. Her biggest notability in Austria, however, is from “Die grosse Chance”, the talent show she hosts with Andi.
What do you think? Would they shine in Eurovision?