Eurovision 2016 spokespeople sebalter gina

Aside from the actual songs, the grand final voting sequence is one of the key parts of every Eurovision. And with the introduction of the new 100% televote and 100% jury system, it’s set to attract more attention than ever before. Somewhat ironically, the spokespeople are will have a diminished role, as they’ll only announce the 12 points from their respective juries. The remaining scores will appear on screen separately — the days of “oit points” are no more.

Nevertheless, we still need people to deliver the douze points. And a slew of broadcasters have already revealed their 2016 spokespeople.

Sweden: Gina Dirawi

Following Måns Zelmerlöw’s win, Gina Dirawi immediately emerged as one of the early favourites to host the actual contest. However, SVT opted instead to give the gig to Petra Mede and the aforementioned  Måns. But Gina hasn’t fared too badly. She hosted Melodifestivalen for a third time and the host broadcaster unveiled her as the Swedish spokesperson on Wednesday.

Switzerland: Sebalter

Sebastiano Paù-Lessi (Sebater) gave Switzerland its best Eurovision result for years, when he finished 13th with “Hunter Of Stars” in 2014. Since then he’s released a studio album, but he sent his fans into mourning last July when he announced his plans to retire from music. Thankfully, his hiatus may be at an end, as on Tuesday SRF confirmed that he would deliver the Swiss points.

Germany: Barbara Schöneberger

Barbara Schöneberger is quickly becoming the go-to-person for Eurovision gigs in Germany. She’s hosted the country’s national final every year since 2014, and now she’ll deliver the German points for the second year running.

Hungary: Csilla Tatár

Hungary are also employing a familiar face to present their scores. Csilla Tatár has two seasons of A Dal under her belt, and like Germany’s Barbara she was also a spokesperson in 2015.

San Marino: Irol MC

Valentina Monetta became famous for representing San Marino on three consectutive occasions at Eurovision. However, her career as the country’s spokesperson has come to an end after just one year. And while the microstate might have outsourced virtually every other aspect of their 2016 entry, they’re keeping this job local. Rapper Irol MC will step into Monetta’s shoes. He’s the winner of SMRTV’s Città di San Marino talent show and was our Wednesday Wishlist pick as a potential act for San Marino.

Czech Republic: Daniela Písarovicová

Reports from the Czech Republic suggest that Daniela Písarovicová will deliver the Czech points once again, having also done the honours for their 2015 comeback.

Eurovision 2016 spokespeople

  • Czech Republic: Daniela Písarovicová
  • Germany: Barbara Schöneberger
  • Hungary: Csilla Tatár
  • San Marino: Irol MC
  • Sweden: Gina Dirawi
  • Switzerland: Sebalter

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doniko anggara
doniko anggara
5 years ago

dont know how and why but i hope anggun will represented france for 2nd time

Ron
Ron
5 years ago

Wish List of Former contestants:

Albania – Elhaida
Armenia – Tamar Kaprelian (even though she’s in New York)
Azerbaijan – Aysel (if she’s musically active of course)
Belarus – Could care less
Denmark – Emile De Forest
Georgia – Nina Sublatti
Greece – The main singer from their 2013 or 2014 entries would be fine
Russia – Polina (She didn’t get to perform for the third time, but more than welcomed to get booed for the third time)

Ron
Ron
5 years ago

@ESCaddict – if not, then the person would be announcing the points from their grave (not to be mean)

David Who
David Who
5 years ago

Prince William for the UK. 🙂

cheesecake
cheesecake
5 years ago

Gina Dirawi! I can’t even! Shame that she gets to do it exactly when the spokesperson segment gets shorter…
Happy about Sebalter and Barbara too.
Hoping for Elina Born for Estonia.

beccaboo1212
5 years ago

Now for he rest of wish “spokesperson wish list”. * Albania: Elhaida Dani * Armenia: Monica Avanesyan * Australia: Anja Nissen * Austria: Natália Kelly * Azerbaijan: Leila Hajili * Belarus: Leila Ismailava * Belgium: Airis * Bosnia & Herzegovina: Neda Parma? * Bulgaria: Sofi Marinova * Croatia: Dino Jelusi? * Cyprus: Stella Maria * Denmark: Anne Gadegaard * Estonia: Tanja AGAIN!!! * Finland: Topi Latukka (from Softengine) * France: Lisa Angell * Georgia: Nina Sublati * Greece: Helena Paparizou * Iceland: Yohanna * Ireland: Anna Banks * Israel: Nadav Guedj * Italy: Federica Gentile * Lativa: Aminata * Lithuania:… Read more »

georgekirkas
georgekirkas
5 years ago

I really like it when artists who have represented their country before announce the votes!

Amdiron
Amdiron
5 years ago

Daniela was fine, Barbara too. I just dont like the Hungary’s spokeperson, don’t know why, yay.

ESCaddict
ESCaddict
5 years ago

I just hope Australia gets someone better this time.

Paul D.
Paul D.
5 years ago

Gina is so overrated I can’t even …
Good to know about Sebalter and Barbara

Maxime
5 years ago

Virginie Guilhaume will give the vote from France once again.

Nicky91
Nicky91
5 years ago

please Tim Douwsma as a spokesperson for the Netherlands this year again

the hot dutch guy 🙂

Cauet
Cauet
5 years ago

France Television’s flower pot Virginie Guilhaume will cast the vote.

Ethan1994
Ethan1994
5 years ago

I bet Norway will have Margrethe Røed again.

Alex
Alex
5 years ago

And Virginie Guilhaume for France! 😉

Ronnie
Ronnie
5 years ago

The crazy German lady is back.

Jacques
Jacques
5 years ago

Merde, appearently Björkman destroyed this part more as there is no ouit points.

irish esc
irish esc
5 years ago

stephaine i agree with you .

Stephanie
5 years ago

So happy I’ll get to see Sebalter again, I loved him in 2014 and am still loving his song even 2 years on! He’s actually been doing side gigs across Switzerland over the last little while with Mattia and Rocco (the guitarist and banjo player from the ESC performance), so music is still part of him

CR
CR
5 years ago

Irol mc should borrow Serhat’s hat and monocle.

Florent
Florent
5 years ago

Virginie Guilhaume will be France’s spokeswoman. It was announced last september.

Xepher
Xepher
5 years ago

Irol MC for San Marino 2017?