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

Andi Knoll, potential host for ESC 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

Alice Tumler, potential host for ESC 2015?
Alice Tumler, potential host for ESC 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?

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Jaccobabe
Jaccobabe
6 years ago

@Oostenrijk: How do you know Andy Knoll has a very big D? Is it common knowledge in Austria? 😉

Mincepie
Mincepie
6 years ago

No no no, Austria should let Alf Poier host!

Deven O'Kearney
Deven O'Kearney
6 years ago

Then again I thought it would Felix Smith and Lise Ronne last year.

Deven O'Kearney
Deven O'Kearney
6 years ago

I expect Andi Knoll to be somewhat like Nikolaj Koppel this year and Alice to be like Lise Ronne.

Mark
Mark
6 years ago

Nooooooo I want Kati Bellowitch!!!!!!

Peris
Peris
6 years ago

Eurovision 2007 Helsinki winner Serbia and Eurovision 2015 Vienna winner Serbia

from Greece !!!!!!

Kjetil
6 years ago

Andi Knoll, Alice Tumbler and Kati Bellowitsch would be perfect together.
Annd Conchita would announce the points 😉

Oostenrijk
Oostenrijk
6 years ago

@ Hebbuzz: Andi Knoll was totally struck by what was happening. He stated later, that he was close to tears and struggled commenting. Every Eurovision fan in Austria was genuinely overwhelmed. Kati Bellowitsch was totally euphoric while announcing the Austrian vote, Mirjam Weichselbraun texted Andi Knoll that she was freaking out and Andi Knoll himself had to fight himself. And Team Conchita had a nervous breakdown as you all could see. It was too big to handle for everyone.

That doesnt make Andi Knoll a bad host.

Hebbuzz
Hebbuzz
6 years ago

Anyone who heard the Austrian comments during Conchita’s win fell asleep probably, man, how boring can one be? Pfffff

I’d rather have no presenters at all, or just one like Petra Mede.

D
D
6 years ago

If they do end up being the hosts, Kati better host the green room.

YoungsterJoey
YoungsterJoey
6 years ago

Unless Kati Bellowitsch passed on hosting, I hope she is a co-host. Don’t know why Conchita wasn’t to hosts the Green Room, usually filled w/ awkward moments. I’m sure she said that just to be humble and not dream big for the main hosting gig.

Anywho, it’s up to ORF to decide.

l
l
6 years ago

Kati Bellowitch should host! Conchita for the green room.

Day one
Day one
6 years ago

Why do I get the horrible feeling that Austria is going to host a bad Eurovision this year?
I can imagine it like 2009 or something.
Just an awful feeling

Oostenrijk
Oostenrijk
6 years ago

Andi Knoll has a very big D. and can make many fans and performers happy 🙂

Shine!

jr esc nl
jr esc nl
6 years ago

sounds perfect

QwaarJet
QwaarJet
6 years ago

Kati Bellowitsch please!

Axell
6 years ago

Yes! They would be a perfect choice to hosts. I really hope they will choose Andy Knoll.