After a couple of years when Eurovision producers decided to serve us only one gender at a time, Israel has decided to mix things up. Yup, that’s two men and two women ready to slay across gender lines. We know that because today KAN revealed the Eurovision 2019 hosts. They are supermodel and presenter Bar Refaeli, TV and radio personality Erez Tal, TV-host Assi Azar and KAN’s radio and TV presenter Lucy Ayoub.

Who are the Eurovision 2019 hosts?

The names may sound familiar. In our previous posts looking at the leading candidates to host Eurovision 2019 we mentioned each of them. But now it’s time for the official introduction. Each host has a different character. But guess what? They’re all Israelis and, obviously, they’re all experienced TV personalities.

Bar Refaeli and Erez Tal will be the main hosts of the show, while Assi Azar and Lucy Ayoub will be the Green Room hosts. The Green Room will be next door in a separate hall, a few steps away from the main hall. It’d be a bit of a trek to run from the main stage to the auxiliary building, so having two teams makes sense. Let’s get to know our hosts a little better.

Bar Refaeli

The 33-year-old beauty is an Israeli supermodel, television host, actress, and businesswoman. You’ll have seen her name mentioned for months. And for good reason. She’s got the charisma, uniqueness, nerve and talent to carry the show — and presents a very pretty face for Israel.

Forbes has estimated her personal wealth at $20 million. The mother of two puts that money to good use, and boy can she turn a look, as seen on the cover of the 2009 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, and in advertising campaigns for Chanel, Escada, Victoria’s Secret, Reebok and more.

With her stunning look and amazing businesses success, you won’t be shocked to hear about her new businesses partner — Kim Kardashian.

Bar is used to the English language, as she has appeared on many TV shows abroad and her English is great. But most importantly, Bar is the host of Israel’s X Factor. She has song contest experience as well as live-TV experience, and she knows the many pitfalls that can occur — with contestants and with the production teams that surround them — so can guide us through proceedings smoothly.

Erez Tal

Erez Tal is all about experience. He is one of Israel’s most successful TV and radio hosts. He has hosted an endless number of TV shows in recent decades and has huge experience guiding live TV shows, which made him the leading male candidate on KAN’s wishlist for Eurovision. He’s kind, friendly, funny and he knows both English and French really well. You say wiwi, he says oui oui!

Another reason he is one of the leading candidates is because of his role in Eurovision 2018 —  he was a commentator and received incredibly positive feedback after the broadcast.

You can’t deny his enthusiasm for ESC. Following Netta’s recent Eurovision victory, he is the one who called on Israelis to “forget about work” and to go to Rabin Square to celebrate the nation’s fourth win…just as they did when Dana International won in 1998.

Assi Azar

Assi, 39, is one of Israel’s most famous publicly gay TV hosts. He has been hosting TV shows since 2004, but his big breakthrough happened between 2008-2015, when he co-hosted the Israeli version of Big Brother with Erez Tal. That chemistry with Erez might have helped him during his auditions, as the dynamics between all of the hosts were tested.

Assi is also a script writer, he wrote a very successful romantic comedy called Lehiyot Ita (In English it’s called Beauty and the Baker). The series was sold to the UK’s Channel 4, as well as Amazon (and is also available on Netflix). He also filmed a few movies regarding his gay life and his coming out process with his parents.

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Over the last six years he has hosted countless TV and radio shows including The Next Star, Israel’s national selection for Eurovision. He also hosted the first season in 2013-2014, when the show had no connection to Eurovision. He is a known LGBTQ activist and in 2016 he married his Catalan boyfriend Albert Escola.

Lucy Ayoub

Lucy, 26, is an Arab-Israeli poet as well as KAN’s TV and radio presenter, who presented Israel’s jury points during Eurovision 2018. She is the “fresh face” and the youngest among the four hosts of Eurovision 2019.

She has worked at KAN for the last two years and has hosted many cultural shows. You can also find many short videos that she has done for the digital department of KAN on their YouTube channel.

She lives with her partner in Tel Aviv, where she studies philosophy, economics, political science and law.

KAN has great faith in Lucy, as she has been one of the names that on their wishlist right from the beginning. She has great English and is very pleasant — just what a Green Room host should be.

Are you excited about the hosts of Eurovision 2019? Who is your favourite and who do you think will be the best one? Tell us in the comment section below!

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Jerry Peres
11 months ago

This is really helpful for many user. Glad that you written the step by step process. Thanks for the link back too

Steven
Steven
1 year ago

Lucy Ayoub is actually Half Jewish and Half Arab. It’s a “small” detail that needs to be mentioned in the article just to be more accurate! 😉

dual lipper
dual lipper
1 year ago

I want a free drink directly from this Bar

MelfestEsc
MelfestEsc
1 year ago

I really love the multiculturalism in This

Joe
Joe
1 year ago

I like this! They’re all promising, and for those worried about the script: nobody has a wilder sense of humor than Israelis. That signature bluntness and self-deprecation will hopefully play into it.

Matthew
Matthew
1 year ago

You know what, congrats Israel. This is diversity. Spreading the love across gender. I hope they won’t be destroyed by a terrible script.

Ana
Ana
1 year ago

In the end it is all up for the script writers. Hosts in those events barely improvise. So if the script is good and not filled with lame aunty jokes (like last year), then the hosting will be fine.

Alkisti
Alkisti
1 year ago
Reply to  Ana

I agree that the script is fundamental. There was some cringy moments, but there were lots of good stuff as well. But possibly you were one of the Portugal haters that bashed it for everything and anything.

Alkisti
Alkisti
1 year ago

Bring back Filomena. The best host of this century.

Maya G
Maya G
1 year ago
Reply to  Alkisti

Filomena was awesome and should have gotten more screen time than she did.
My favorite host of this century, and probably of all time, is Anke from 2011.

Alkisti
Alkisti
1 year ago
Reply to  Maya G

Yes Anke was also top. Dream team would be Anke Filomena and the talll dark guy from Denmark. Petra for me is cringy though

Maya G
Maya G
1 year ago
Reply to  Alkisti

I also don’t get the fuss over Petra, I find her very stiff.

Javidan Amiraliyev
Javidan Amiraliyev
1 year ago
Reply to  Maya G

Anke is my favorite too. I think a comedian should be host every year.

Kirby
Kirby
1 year ago
Reply to  Alkisti

Yaaay! Filomena is the new Petra was the new Katie Boyle

Alkisti
Alkisti
1 year ago
Reply to  Kirby

🙂 Yes!

Joe
Joe
1 year ago
Reply to  Alkisti

Best hosts: 2013/16, 2018 (at least for Filomena), 2014, 2011, 2006, 2003, 1999, 1998, 1996, 1985, 1984, any time Katie Boyle hosted

Worst hosts: 2017, 2015, 2012, 2009 (in the semis), 2004, 2002, 2001 (ugh), 1990, 1983, 1977

João
João
1 year ago
Reply to  Joe

Add Catarina from 2018 to the list of worst. Seriously, I don’t think I’ve ever seen more incompetent hosting in this show.

Cocooo
Cocooo
1 year ago
Reply to  João

I’m still angry over the fact that Catarina ruined the suspense of the voting last year by saying that “Cyprus is in the lead”. That’s NOT what you do when you’re hosting a TV-show.

Joe
Joe
1 year ago
Reply to  Cocooo

And they weren’t even in the lead. All it did was get a lot of commentators and fans confused and made them think she had given away that Cyprus had won (when they hadn’t).

Alkisti
Alkisti
1 year ago
Reply to  João

I agree, Catarina was indeed a big disappointment… She was very nervous and the whole thing seem too much for her. Her English was surprisingly very poor. Daniela, though, was very competent.

Maya G
Maya G
1 year ago
Reply to  Joe

The 2009 semis hosts were bad, but they were SO bad that it was good! it was hilarious.
Also, how could you forget the 1991 hosts? They looked like they didn’t rehears even once, didn’t speak any language other than Italian and messed up the voting with their less-than-basic English and French. At times it was really funny but I can’t forget the constant look of frustration on the face of the scrutineer (the ‘Jon Ola Sand’ of that time). He always had the interrupt them to correct their mistakes.

Alkisti
Alkisti
1 year ago
Reply to  Maya G

Yes, 1991 was so funny…

Bahog Bilal Hassani
Bahog Bilal Hassani
1 year ago
Reply to  Alkisti

You can see Filomena in 2017 too. She announced the Portuguese votes.

L'oiseau
L'oiseau
1 year ago

I don’t know them so I can’t have an informed opinion. However, I like it that they are more balanced gender-wise, that there is an isareli-arab among them and they all seem to be very nice and telegenic. About being four… I think maybe too many, but the Green Room parts are becoming increasingly more important so, I guess that is the reason… I just hope that the whole debate about the absence of “ethnic minorities” does not pop up, like last time…

Nadav
Nadav
1 year ago
Reply to  L'oiseau

Lucy Ayoub is Arab Israeli, Bar Refaeli is Ashkenazi, and Assi Azar and Erez Tal are both Mizrahi. The demographics of the hosts actually match Israel’s pretty closely.

Cole
Cole
1 year ago
Reply to  Nadav

So now we’re choosing hosts based on their gender and ethnic background (and not skill maybe?), Political correctness has become madness

Maya G
Maya G
1 year ago
Reply to  Cole

Who said they were picked *because* of their ethnic background? Erez and Assi are two of Israel’s most experienced and poular hosts, Bar is famous world wide and also has some experience in hosting big events, Lucy is KAN’s leading talent and they wanted one of their own involved in hosting, in addition to her being witty, eloquent and beautiful . This is why they were picked, diversity wasn’t a factor though it is nice to have a foursome that roughly represents the local demographics. Also, since the late 1970 most of the contests was hosted by a male-female duo,… Read more »

L’oiseau
L’oiseau
1 year ago
Reply to  Maya G

I didn’t say that at all and it is good that they were picked for those reasons. Unfortunately the issue of not having one black host caused quite a stir last year (for some just another pretext to bash the host as it was the fashion) and I hope that this silly argument does not pop up again

Maya G
Maya G
1 year ago
Reply to  L’oiseau

Notice my comment was in response to what Cole wrote, not to you.
I don’t think not having a black host will be an issue this year, because in Israel black people (most of them from Ethiopian descent) are a very small minority, unlike in Portugal.
Though I would have loved to see Ester Rada, an Israeli musician and actress of Ethiopian descent, among the host. She’s really cool. https://youtu.be/c_QFQCvdtyw
Right now most of the protest I’ve seen here was over Bar Refaeli, for being a draft dodger and her recent frictions with Israeli tax law.

L’oiseau
L’oiseau
1 year ago
Reply to  Cole

Skill is and should be the defining criteria. But in my opinion it is nicer to have a male female mix. Because the energy is more balanced. Like yin and yan :-). Again, ethnicity should definitely not be an issue, but it became one big issue last year… hopefully not this year

Nadav
Nadav
1 year ago
Reply to  Cole

What? I never said that. The comment I responded to said that he hopes there’s no debate about the absence of ethnic minorities, and I was making the point that that’s not an issue since ethnic minorities are represented proportionally.

L’oiseau
L’oiseau
1 year ago
Reply to  Nadav

Great. As you can see from my comment, this shouldn’t really matter, but it did for some people last year (or another reason to bash RTP…)

Nadav
Nadav
1 year ago
Reply to  L’oiseau

Agreed! I was just making the point that it won’t even be a potential issue this year.

srulik
srulik
1 year ago

as it seems erez and bar will be the lead hosts with lucy and assy to be the ones in the green room with a lighter atmosphere. this won’t be limw portugal’s hosting. KAN s trying to be innovative as it gets,

Andrew
Andrew
1 year ago

ouiouibloggs

Mr. Vanilla Bean
Mr. Vanilla Bean
1 year ago

Looks like someone will get the chance to evade more taxes. Good luck to the others, though.

Jo.
Jo.
1 year ago

They never learn…

Kirby
Kirby
1 year ago
Reply to  Jo.

Why?

Jo.
Jo.
1 year ago
Reply to  Kirby

4 hosts…

Steven
Steven
1 year ago
Reply to  Jo.

They are not going to be 4 together on the stage at the same time! Yeah, Portugal was a complete mess on stage, but the Israelis are going for 2 hosts on the main stage, and 2 hosts in the green room.

Hellohi
Hellohi
1 year ago

One or two hosts is all that is needed .max of three .. learn from 2011 , 2013 , 2014, 2016 as examples of good /excellent hosts .. all other years in last decade have been terrible

Nadav
Nadav
1 year ago
Reply to  Hellohi

It’s a different ballgame when the green room is physically separate from the main arena.

Ana
Ana
1 year ago
Reply to  Nadav

The green room was separate from the arena in 2013 as well. Basically there’s no need in 2 hosts in there

Nadav
Nadav
1 year ago
Reply to  Ana

Petra was outstanding in 2013 and one of very few people capable of hosting the show alone, but Eric was pretty cringy even when you ignore the infamous “MILF” comment. I think two hosts in a room is ideal.

Maya
Maya
1 year ago

More information – Assi and Harel Skaat were together for many years when they were young. Harel made a film about his life out of the closet LONG BEFORE Assi’s film. Moreover – their both fathers are Yemenite Jews (Both are Mizrachi Jews.., the mother of Harel is Iraqi Jew while the mother of Assi is Buchari Jew).. they broke up and Harel started dating the model & lawyer Idan Roll while Assi met Albert in Spain. ASSI SPEAKS SPANISH very well…naturally…

Javier
Javier
1 year ago
Reply to  Maya

So will Harel Skaat perform on Eurovision 2019 as a guest?

Maya
Maya
1 year ago
Reply to  Javier

NO. But he is one of the judges in the Israeli selection process (of the singer) together with Shiri

Javier
Javier
1 year ago
Reply to  Maya

I know. I’ve watched every episode of Rising Star. I mean will Harel perform as a guest instead of contestant.

Maya G
Maya G
1 year ago

A very nice foursome, they’ll do a good job.
Still, if last year taught us anything is that four hosts is way too many. They could have settled for two or three.
At least here they made a separation between the main hosts and the greenroom hosts so hopefully only two of them will get most of the focus.

Ana
Ana
1 year ago
Reply to  Maya

The part when everybody go to tha bathroom

Fun or ban?
Fun or ban?
1 year ago

Amazing news!

R
R
1 year ago

Good luck new Daniela, Silvia, Catarina and Filomena! 😉

Maya
Maya
1 year ago
Reply to  R

No !!! Bar&Erez will lead. The others (Lucy, Lior & Assi) are there to give you lots of fun. Assi is funny as hell. Lior is Lior – out of this world. Stay tuned. The hosts will steal the show. Wait & see .

Ruben
Ruben
1 year ago
Reply to  Maya

Thas’ts the problem, they should not steal the show.

Maya
Maya
1 year ago
Reply to  Ruben

“steal” in a good way…

Fun or ban?
Fun or ban?
1 year ago

OMG! This is the perfect team! Well done, Israel. I love you and I always will

Maya
Maya
1 year ago

plus – 1) Lior Suchard in the green room. Both Bar and Lior are Ashkenazi Jews ( originally from East Europe) and good friends of Kim K. 2) Rotem Sella (Assi’s best friend) is the beauty in Assi’s show “The Beauty & the Baker” (also at “Walter Presents”). But originally, it was written about Bar Refaeli, just after she broke up with Leonardo and started dating others. 3)Rotem Sella is the best friend of……Gal Gadot (“wonder women don’t you ever forget”…) that was the first one who received Kan’s offer to host the contest. 4) Bar is the best friend… Read more »

LawStudent
LawStudent
1 year ago
Reply to  Maya

Lior Suchard is not in the green room but he was confirmed as an interval act alongside Idan Raichel. We’re still waiting on an end to the Madonna rumor mill.

LawStudent
LawStudent
1 year ago
Reply to  Maya

You clearly did not watch the video carefully – he is an interval act in the green room. But an interval act. He is not part of the hosting cast. He is just giving one performance on the 18th during the final.

Maya
Maya
1 year ago
Reply to  LawStudent

“One performance” ???? what ?? where did you get it from ?? Lior will be in the green room at the final all the way , throughout the entire evening together with Lucy & Assi.

Joe
Joe
1 year ago
Reply to  Maya

You’re in denial, it’s OK, just let it go…

LawStudent
LawStudent
1 year ago

One fact missing in the reporting – Bar Refaeli and Assi Azar used to be best friends. She then abandoned him on set of his production “Beauty and the Baker” where she was supposed to play the lead (Rotem Sela took that position and became Assi’s new best friend and co-host of Next Star to Eurovision). Assi and Bar haven’t spoken since and certainly haven’t worked together. KAN had to confirm with Bar’s mother (and personal manager) that she would be okay working alongside Assi despite all of this drama. It would be super interesting to examine their dynamic throughout… Read more »

Sal
Sal
1 year ago
Reply to  LawStudent

Interesting, I didn’t know that! Is this why Bar’s new bestie is Ivri Lider?

Maya
Maya
1 year ago
Reply to  Sal

plus – 1) Lior Suchard in the green room. Both Bar and Lior are Ashkenazi Jews ( originally from East Europe) and good friends of Kim K. 2) Rotem Sella (Assi’s best friend) is the beauty in Assi’s show “The Beauty & the Baker” (also at “Walter Presents”). But originally, it was written about Bar Refaeli, just after she broke up with Leonardo and started dating others. 3)Rotem Sella is the best friend of……Gal Gadot (“wonder women don’t you ever forget”…) that was the first one who received Kan’s offer to host the contest. 4) Bar is the best friend… Read more »

Klaus
1 year ago

News
the contestant from austria will be announced on tuersday

Apple
Apple
1 year ago

I think this was really, really smart of Israel. Having two separate teams for each building makes perfect sense, and having an even split of men and women is nice too. They’re giving representation to more than one kind of person. On top of that, they are letting Eurovision be an opportunity to showcase one of their more famous presenters (Bar Refaeli) while also giving newer, younger hosts a chance. Identities and representation shouldn’t be the most important thing about the hosts, but seeing that Israel is making the effort to add some diversity is very much appreciated.

Thunder and lighting it is getting exciting

Lol not even one comment here talking about bar refaeli ? She is a great choice . Stop wasting your time talking about the other three hosts that no one knows them

Roy Moreno
Roy Moreno
1 year ago

They’re very known in Israel, so…

Israeli
Israeli
1 year ago

Actually Assi Azar and Erez Tal are well known in Israel and actually most of the Israelis like Assi Azar more than Bar Refaeli

Maya G
Maya G
1 year ago
Reply to  Israeli

I don’t know anyone who likes Assi, actually most of the people I know dislike him for being an attention wh0re. But since he’s literally everywhere – TV, radio and campaigns – I guess he has many fans, and I just never met any of them.
I think Israelis have a love-hate complex with Bar. Like a mix of admiration and envy.

Bahog Bilal Hassani
Bahog Bilal Hassani
1 year ago

I misread and thought Aziz Ansari will also host the contest.

Roy Moreno
Roy Moreno
1 year ago

Not a fan of Bar as a host but I guess I’ll just trust KAN
However, I’m pleased with Erez, Assi and Lucy 🙂
Good luck to all four hosts <3

Thunder and lighting it is getting exciting
Reply to  Roy Moreno

Yes sure keep supporting unknown presenters. Famous celebrities like bar will make Eurovision even more famous . Indie artists and hosts that no one knows them is not good for Eurovision. We want more known singers and hosts

Skiwalko
Skiwalko
1 year ago

Bar & Erez give me 1998 vibes (and Ulrika and Terry were one of the best hosts we had), Lucy seems super nice and great green room host together with Assi. Overall, Israel, good job!

Javier
Javier
1 year ago

If Rotem Sela could come, it would be perfect.

Joe
Joe
1 year ago
Reply to  Javier

She can’t speak English.

Maya
Maya
1 year ago
Reply to  Joe

She can speak English very well !!! but she has 3 little children at home and many obligations (she is an actor as well) so she did not want to take the job

Dubravko
Dubravko
1 year ago

Now I’m excited. It is going to be amazing show.

Elfi
Elfi
1 year ago

It seems too stupid and just ridiculous to talk about FREEDOM , and celebrate diversity and in the same sentence include israel…and let’s not talk more about that…
So people just be happy with the hosts, and stop with the “kyiv take note, lisbon also…bla bla” cause if the topic is freedom etc etc…my god what a lecture Portugal would give!!
Last year eurovision was amazing, this year i will watch at home…cause i am to young to die…

I love this hosts!!! Good luck 🙂

Idan Cohen
Idan Cohen
1 year ago
Reply to  Elfi

LOL, let me guess, you’re English, Irish or Swedish, right?

Elfi
Elfi
1 year ago
Reply to  Idan Cohen

That doesn’t matter, i love Israel, i will visit the country…just not now, it’s not the best time! I wish some day israel can achieve true freedom…but i don’t want to talk more about that. The point was: Stop the HATE!!! “my country is better than your”, “this hosts are better that last year”, that should not matter!! As i said: love the hosts, gluck to them!

Idan Cohen
Idan Cohen
1 year ago
Reply to  Elfi

Wow, I was right, shocking. (actually ‘I love this hosts’ makes me think again… you probably come from an /aeiou/ language like spanish or greek.)

Skiwalko
Skiwalko
1 year ago
Reply to  Idan Cohen

I don’t agree with Elfi, but bringing out nationality and picking out mistakes is never a good argument.

Roy Moreno
Roy Moreno
1 year ago
Reply to  Elfi

Stop being so stupid…
A) You can literally die everywhere in the world at any time
B) People here live their lives for decades and not getting killed, so… You are very welcome to Israel and, obviously, stay alive after you return home
Our government is not the best, I would really love it to change ASAP, but Israel really is a better place than you might hear on social media and news, trust me, I have no reason to lie about it

Idan Cohen
Idan Cohen
1 year ago
Reply to  Roy Moreno

Roy, writing “Israel is a genocidal, apartheid state” is pathetic. but even more pathetic than this is trying to educate those brainwashed Europeans online.

Sit back and let their politically correctness destroy their continent. let’s talk in 10 years when they finally realize their stupidity.

Roy Moreno
Roy Moreno
1 year ago
Reply to  Idan Cohen

Sad but true :\

Elfi
Elfi
1 year ago
Reply to  Roy Moreno

First: you are wrong about my natonality!! Second: you misunderstood my words… Third: yes i can die right now on my own country sure…but it is also true that some place with conflicts are not the best to visit RIGHT NOW…and that’s the true… I will clear things out: i am sorry if i hurt someone feeling when i said “too young to die”, however the point that i would want you to think is why people feel the urge of saying “mine s better than yours”, “esc tel-aviv will be better than kyev, lisbon etc etc”… You talk about… Read more »

Roy Moreno
Roy Moreno
1 year ago
Reply to  Elfi

I can’t tell whether Tel Aviv 2019 will be better and anyway, it’s a matter of taste I believe
I enjoy Eurovision every year anyway :3
Israel is not one of those countries, it’s a safe place to visit

Elfi
Elfi
1 year ago
Reply to  Idan Cohen

If fighting and achieving…and be able to have “human rights” will destroy my country, and my continent, so be it… i am not to young to die fighting for that!!

Idan Cohen
Idan Cohen
1 year ago
Reply to  Elfi

I’ve seen what you guys think about “human rights”. you prefer ignoring Muslim grooming gangs than to insult Islam. you can wipe your *ss with your “human rights”.

Elfi
Elfi
1 year ago
Reply to  Idan Cohen

Sad words…and as i said before : always ready to spit hate…
Whatever, last years esc were amazing, good hosts with some cringe moments sure, but good shows overall, i think this in tel-aviv will also be good…and that’s all, i dont care about if u have blacks isralelis jewes, aliens…gays…straight…if they have more skills than the hosts from previous year…

Sal
Sal
1 year ago
Reply to  Elfi

Israel and Europe are going down the same path and it’s not one of political correctness nor one of a leftist uprising. It’s a dark path towards right-wing fanaticism and I stress again, it’s happening in BOTH Europe AND Israel. Both are disintegrating so get off your high horse.

Skiwalko
Skiwalko
1 year ago
Reply to  Idan Cohen

This discussion is going nowhere and has not much to do with Eurovision and this article.

Joe
Joe
1 year ago
Reply to  Idan Cohen

You can’t complain about people making generalizations about Israel when you make such a stupid generalization about Europe.

Israeli
Israeli
1 year ago
Reply to  Elfi

Israel is one of the most safe countries in the world, especialy Tel Aviv… The things you see in the news are not the truth about life in Israel just come and see

Fun or ban?
Fun or ban?
1 year ago
Reply to  Elfi

Sorry, last year Eurovision was a bit too poor and dark. And Salvador’s comments even darker that the rest: unfriendly, nasty, bad host.

Trh
Trh
1 year ago
Reply to  Fun or ban?

It was not poor. It was financially sound and sustainable and RTP actually made a profit. And dark??? It had so much lights!… RTP was an excellent host. I met so many Isreali fans in Lisbon and they all were enchanted by the hospitality. So stop that bashing.

Tst3
Tst3
1 year ago
Reply to  Trh

Sorry Elfi u can’t hope likes on your messages when u say too many truths….
People are bad normally, and they come to this chat to say something not nice…at all. So I understand that u would love that the comments were like, love the hosts, or hate the hosts without bashing previous years but that just to unrealistic…
I will go to israel, but I understand your point and concern…denying that is just outrageous!

Elfi
Elfi
1 year ago
Reply to  Tst3

Sorry Tst3, this topic is closed for me! (And I don’t care about likes or dislikes) xD

Envit
Envit
1 year ago

My opinion: Erez Tal – The most experienced from the others. He will be great for sure. Lucy Ayoub – I know KAN are trying to promote her, but I think she can be nice But about Assi and Bar, four words: NO, NO AND NO!!!!!!!!! Assi is so overrated in my country (Israel) – He hosts almost any show with his bestie Rotem Sella and I have to say this duo is repulsive by most of the people who loath them because of that. And about Bar, not just she had the tax problems and also she ran away… Read more »

Ryan
Ryan
1 year ago
Reply to  Envit

Bar speaks English with no accent and is a familiar face to a foreign audience. She’s probably one of the biggest celebrities to ever host the contest.

Sal
Sal
1 year ago

This is how you celebrate diversity! An Ashkenazi woman, 2 Mizrachis (one of whom is gay) and an Arab woman! Take note, Kyiv.

Jake
Jake
1 year ago
Reply to  Sal

And Lisboa, four female presenters?

Idan Cohen
Idan Cohen
1 year ago
Reply to  Sal

the real diversity here that Israelis don’t care about either of those traits, and neither should you.

Sal
Sal
1 year ago
Reply to  Idan Cohen

Oh come on, Lucy Ayoub being Arab is definitely gonna be pushed 😉

Maya
Maya
1 year ago
Reply to  Sal

plus Lior Suchard in the green room- Ashkenazi Man

denny
denny
1 year ago

Lucy is a poet, radio presenter, and studies philosophy, economics, political science and law. Oh, give me a break Lucy, when you say that, people will think you are not too good at any of these.

denny
denny
1 year ago
Reply to  denny

Down vote as much as you like, my comment is not against Lucy in particular, but even for a job interview, too much is too much. You can’t be great at everything. Just saying… You’re not hired if you can’t focus.

Yuvaly
Yuvaly
1 year ago

Diversity haunty!

Polegend Godgarina
Polegend Godgarina
1 year ago

This lineup is looking good!

Floprina
Floprina
1 year ago

4 hosts again?!?! Why?

David
David
1 year ago
Reply to  Floprina

2 main hosts and 2 for Green room. Seems fair to me 🙂

Maya
Maya
1 year ago
Reply to  Floprina

Plus Lior Suchard in the green room. he is in charge of the Magic of it all …Stay Tuned !!
https://www.instagram.com/liorsuchard/