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!

 

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Vote for Netta!! #eurovision2018

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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! 

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MaryJane
MaryJane
3 years ago

For those who have no idea who Yael Grobglas is: she is playing Petra in Jane the Virgin.
Plus she supported Netta 😉
She is quite fun and I am pretty sure she would be a great host!

Go Rotem !!
Go Rotem !!
3 years ago

by the way, before Alona Tal came to fame in Hollywood , she had a main role in “The Pyjamas ” which was created by Yoav Tzafir who directed…….yappppp….TOY as well as the whole competitions to select the Israel representitive as well as their enteries since GOLDEN BOY. HE WILL ALSO DIRECT EUROVISION 2019 – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alona_Tal

LeGrand
LeGrand
3 years ago
Reply to  Go Rotem !!

Ok got your point
Rotem should first learn English

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Go Rotem !!
3 years ago
Reply to  LeGrand

Her English is much better than other hosts of this competition …. including
this year

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Go Rotem !!
3 years ago

As for Male- OZ ZEHAVI of course !!!!!!!! You can check at “Walter Presents ” – “Milk and Honey “. HE IS ABSOLUTELY GREAT !!!!! check him here as well – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AUS6Z-p7Dz4

Go Rotem !!
Go Rotem !!
3 years ago

Yeal Grobglas is also a good option !!!! https://www.instagram.com/p/BjZH7XjBcjG/?taken-by=yaelgrobglas

Go Rotem !!
Go Rotem !!
3 years ago

ALONA TAL – that’s an excellent choice -Hollywood is packed with amazing Israeli talents. She is also a singer… Have a look ; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qiXbtxy-R38

Adam
Adam
3 years ago

Gal is just too big for ESC… Israel have many more great options… and it will be better that someone not familliar will enjoy this intrl exposure…

LeGrand
LeGrand
3 years ago

I only hope that the TERRIBLE hosting style of Eurovision 1999 will not be repeated. Yigal Ravid was so embarrassing and pathetic with his stupid jokes whilst counting the votes, not to mention Dafna Dekel’s horrible English accent. Eurovision 1979 on the contrary was amazing and classic and even after 40 years it is still a delight to watch it.

AngieP
AngieP
3 years ago

It would be a dream come true, but yeah, I’ll agree that Gal is too big for Eurovision.

Jonas
Jonas
3 years ago
Reply to  AngieP

How is she too big? She said she would love to participate, so she herself doesn’t think she’s “too big”, but her schedule does not allow it. That’s all.

There is no such thing as being “too big” for the contest.

Denis
3 years ago

She would be great but she is to big for ESC. She would distract from the contest.
Speaking of actresses, maybe Ayelet Zurer? The girl from Angels & Demons and Munich. Or for Hollywood glamour the Gyllenhaals?
Or former winners? Izar Cohen?

Jonas
Jonas
3 years ago
Reply to  Denis

How about a professional television presenter with actual experience? I know they shut down the national broadcaster last year, but surely there are still some qualified people hanging around KAN.

I don’t care if they’re not an international name, celebrity is not as important as competency.

D’iego
D’iego
3 years ago

Wait no, even better, Sia Furler AND Aisel should host bc Aisel is a skinny queen

D’iego
D’iego
3 years ago

omg Sia Furler should host ?????

D’iego
D’iego
3 years ago
Reply to  D’iego

heart eyes emojis

Charli Cheer Up
Charli Cheer Up
3 years ago

Get Shiri Mamon. She represented Israel at ESC before and she speaks PERFECT English. Just watch some clips of her on X Factor Israel!

AngieP
AngieP
3 years ago

I’d love that!

AAW
AAW
3 years ago

How come no one is talking about Yael Grobglass?? She’d be perfect!

LeGrand
LeGrand
3 years ago
Reply to  AAW

Never heard this name (and I’m Israeli)

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Go Rotem !!
3 years ago
Reply to  AAW

she is also a very good friend of Alona Tal – both are great – have a look – https://www.instagram.com/p/BjZH7XjBcjG/?taken-by=yaelgrobglas

LLila
LLila
3 years ago

Ninet and Marina Maximilian blumin will be the best choice with Aviv Alush or Yeuda levi or Lior Ashkenazi.

Jo.
Jo.
3 years ago

She’d be a great host…
But anyway, I hope Israel noticed that FOUR hosts is just too much. Portugal did a fine job, but the hosts were terrible. Forced comedy is something that doesn’t work either.

Jo.
Jo.
3 years ago
Reply to  Jo.

And what about Ania Bukstein? She had a small role in Game of Thrones, but she nailed it.

Go Rotem !!
Go Rotem !!
3 years ago

Rotem Sela and the Red Band – Perect match

Me
Me
3 years ago
Reply to  Go Rotem !!

OMG yesss! It would be so cool to see Red Band on the Eurovision stage. ?????

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Go Rotem !!
3 years ago
Reply to  Me
Go Rotem !!
Go Rotem !!
3 years ago
Reply to  Me

More from the Red Band . They are great….. watch – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P5uH6Qg9Q6I

Maya G
Maya G
3 years ago
Reply to  Go Rotem !!

Hard pass on Rotem Sela. Other than her looks she has nothing going for her.
Incorporating Red Band in the show is a nice idea though.

Boomshacklack
Boomshacklack
3 years ago

Jerry Seinfeld anyone?

Maya G
Maya G
3 years ago
Reply to  Boomshacklack

If we’re fantasizing about unlikely hosts, how about Sacha Baron Cohen? He’s half Israeli, lived in Israel for a few years in the 90’s and speaks Hebrew.

Barbara
Barbara
3 years ago
Reply to  Boomshacklack

Barbra Joan Streisand!

Marcelo
Marcelo
3 years ago
Reply to  Boomshacklack

Natalie Portman?

Passarinho
Passarinho
3 years ago
Reply to  Marcelo

Natalie Portman refused last month to visit Israel to collect the Genesis Prize , because, and I quote, “did not want to appear as endorsing Benjamin Netanyahu, who was to be giving a speech at the ceremony”.
So Natalie is a big no, sorry.

How about Amir?
He is half israeli and people in europe like him

ESCFan2009
ESCFan2009
3 years ago
Reply to  Passarinho

Yes, Amir would be great!!! And I’m not a French person, who says that, I’m from Germany haha 🙂

Deven O'Kearney
Deven O'Kearney
3 years ago

Here are my predictions for the Eurovision 2019 hosts;

·Andi Knoll and Alice Tumler or Mirjam Weichselbraun
·Anke Engelke, Barbara Schönberger and Helene Fischer or Florian Silbereisen

·Petra Mede and Måns Zelmerlöw, or
·Alsou and Ivan Urgant.

I really don’t think Israel will host Eurovision next year. Personally I think that Sweden is the most likely backup host country, as Christer Björkman produced the two most recent editions of Eurovision. (Globen, Friends Arena and Malmö Arena seem to be free next May. I’ve checked.) Though Germany, Austria, Russia (and maybe the Netherlands) may also be considered.

LawStudent
LawStudent
3 years ago

You don’t invite Gal Gadot to host the damn thing if you have reasons to believe you won’t get to host in the first place lol.. israel2019 Jerusalem Teddy Stadium – Get excited…

Deven O'Kearney
Deven O'Kearney
3 years ago
Reply to  LawStudent

It has nothing to do with Gal Gadot being unable to host Eurovision next year. I honestly think that if countries continue to threaten to boycott the event and if the security situation deteriorates again, Eurovision cannot be held in Israel. The delegations and artists need to feel safe.

Marcelo
Marcelo
3 years ago

Why there isn’t a reason of Israel or Jerusalem not being safe enough for Eurovision? Israel and Jerusalem have hosted twice before and nothing happened. In 2017, it was hosted in Ukraine which is literally a country currently at war. Junior Eurovision 2017 was held on Georgia, country known for having many separatist movements and proximity to Russia’s separatist regional. I honestly don’t see any other outcome. Eurovision will be held in Israel, whether it’s Tel Aviv or Jerusalem is a different story.

Deven O'Kearney
Deven O'Kearney
3 years ago
Reply to  Marcelo

The mayor of Tel Aviv has withdrawn his city from the hosting bid and the other cities (apart from Jerusalem) are largely inaccessible to Europeans.

Jonas
Jonas
3 years ago
Reply to  Marcelo

The contest was held in Dublin at various points of the Northern Irish troubles – only 80 miles from the border, during a years-long conflict which left thousands dead. It’s not the same, but there have been security risks before. I think in 1997 there was even a bomb scare at the venue on the day of the contest.

Alex
Alex
3 years ago

UK is the most likely backup host country. Monaco couldn’t host the contest so it went to UK in 1972. Netherlands and Germany can also be considered.

Andi
Andi
3 years ago
Reply to  Alex

Are you really giving examples from all the way back from 1972? Since Germany was mentioned as Australia’s back-up in case they won, one would assume Germany would co-host if Israel doesn’t happen.

Jonas
Jonas
3 years ago
Reply to  Alex

Azerbaijan would step in to host the contest at a moments notice. They are desperate for international recognition, and it would save them the trouble of all that cheating.

Go Rotem !!
Go Rotem !!
3 years ago

Rotem Sela will host it – https://www.instagram.com/rotemsela1/

Go Rotem !!
Go Rotem !!
3 years ago

ROTEM !!! with the Red Band – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tNZUWL5JZfg

Jo.
Jo.
3 years ago

Guys…are you still talking about this? It’s going to be in Israel for sure…Jerusalem or Tel-Aviv. Israel won’t give up their right of hosting the event so easily. And I don’t even think the EBU is really considering that.
Ukraine hosted last year in a much worse situation. Israel will do it.

AAS
AAS
3 years ago

You have forgotten about the UK? They are most likely to host if worst comes to worst but I think they will ask Cyprus first.

LeGrand
LeGrand
3 years ago

Shut up and please DON’T COME to Israel next year. You can watch it from home alongside your bitterness and jealousy.

LeGrand
LeGrand
3 years ago

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Maya G
Maya G
3 years ago

She could have been a great host, but really she’s too big for Eurovision.
Still, Israel has some other good options. If they want internationally acclaimed talents they can go for Noa Tishby, Moran Atias, Inbar Lavi (to name a few), and there are some good options in the local market as well.

Go Rotem !!
Go Rotem !!
3 years ago
Reply to  Maya G

Rotem Sela with the Red Band – perect match

Jo.
Jo.
3 years ago
Reply to  Maya G

Too big for Eurovision? Netta met Israel’s PM.

Alex
Alex
3 years ago

It should be Harel Skaat, honestly like…..

Boycott Jerusalem 2019
Boycott Jerusalem 2019
3 years ago

Aww, that’s a shame. Maybe Hovi Star can be considered? He’s sassy.

Alex
Alex
3 years ago

How about… Dana International?

sevzch
sevzch
3 years ago
Reply to  Alex

no… just no… she has very bad english…

sal
sal
3 years ago

Rotem Sela’s English isn’t good… Bar Rafaeli!

Go Rotem !!
Go Rotem !!
3 years ago
Reply to  sal

Her English is good enough for Hollywood …so…and the Red Band are perfect for this- together it’s -bingo

Roy Moreno
Roy Moreno
3 years ago

As long as Assi Azar and Rotem Sela are fluent in English, I’d love them to host! Watching them hosting is ao fun and they are great hosts as well!
Gal Gadot would have been an amazing choice as well, but it’s fine, totally understandable 🙂

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Go Rotem !!
3 years ago
Reply to  Roy Moreno

I would take rotem with the Red Band

Gobio
Gobio
3 years ago

It was obvious that she wouldn’t be able to host, but I still hope she just takes a small part in the show, even from abroad, idk.

Ghostface
Ghostface
3 years ago

Nadav Guedj needs to show up so he can finally show us Tel Aviv!

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3 years ago
Reply to  Ghostface

He is a soldier now … in one of the bands of the IDF – CHECK https://www.instagram.com/nadavguedj/

Girl, bye
Girl, bye
3 years ago

Of course not. Find someone who is charismatic and good with words. Host don’t need to be famous they need to be good at hosting.

Adam
Adam
3 years ago
Reply to  Girl, bye

Watch some interview with Gal. She is charismatic and good with words. Too bad people just love to spread poison and bitterness before checking some basic things.

Gonzalo
Gonzalo
3 years ago

I know it’s not just the Eurovision week (rehearsals, semi-final allocation draw, etc), but how can she be so sure she’ll be busy if the dates are not known? I must also say I’m impressed they’ve already been searching for a host and talking to a possible one just two weeks after the contest, but can we get the dates and the city first?

Gobio
Gobio
3 years ago
Reply to  Gonzalo

Well, the dates are almost always around May, so it doesn’t really matter as it takes months to prepare for the role of a host, and she will be busy with her acting career and the shooting of WW 2.

DanaSana
DanaSana
3 years ago
Reply to  Gonzalo

Last week of May is the only option as this is the only week in which there isn’t a memorial day or a holiday in Israel

LLila
LLila
3 years ago

Thats a pity Gal cant host ..
Assi and Rotem are great too..or maybe Noa Tishbi or Bar Refaeli

sevzch
sevzch
3 years ago

Then assi azar and rotem sela will be the best choice!

Joe
Joe
3 years ago

Aw man. First person who came to my mind as a good host. I’m sure they’ll find great people, though. Lots of talented entertainers in Israel.