With Eurovision 2017 now less than three months away, the show’s producers have now confirmed the three hosts of the show. Guiding viewers through the three shows will be a trio of men: Oleksandr Skichko, Volodymyr Ostapchuk, and Timur Miroshnychenko.
This marks the first time in Eurovision history that three men have hosted the show. This follows the similarly groundbreaking trio in 2015, when Austria’s hosts were three women. And while the three men might not quite be a case of celebrating diversity, we’re sure the three will each bring something different to the show.
Oleksandr Skichko and Volodymyr Ostapchuk will be the main hosts of the show, while Timur Miroshnychenko will be the Green Room host. The last time Eurovision used a dedicated Green Room host was also in 2015, when Conchita Wurst was there amongst the excited artists.
Oleksandr is a well known television presenter in Ukraine, and has featured on such shows as Wake Up, Star Way and Sing Like A Star. He got his start on Ukraine’s Got Talent where he made an impact with his parody act.
Volodymyr is an experienced live television host, and has been involved with Morning with Ukraine, as well as presenting Style Icon and the intriguingly titled Shopping Goddess. He also works as a voice artist, and played the part of Hans for the Ukrainian dub of Frozen.
Timur may be very familiar to Eurovision fans. As well as hosting the Ukraine national selection many times, he has also presented Ukraine’s two hostings of Junior Eurovision. Most recently Timur co-hosted the semi-final allocation draw. His quick humour led fans to insist that he be part of Eurovision 2017. Timur was also top of our wishlist for Eurovision 2017 hosts.
Selecting hosts for Eurovision isn’t an easy job. The successful candidates must have excellent English — and at least one must also have good French. They also need experience hosting major live television events. And with the demands of the new voting system, they need to be able to keep their cool and deliver the dramatic and tense results.
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