Way back in June, when the host city bidding process had nine cities in the running, we were busy thinking about potential Eurovision 2020 hosts. Speculation and suggestions were coming thick and fast so we threw together a quick poll. We presented 15 personalities from the world of Eurovision — including Eurovision alums like Sieneke, mainstream stars like Glennis Grace and Eurovision-related journalists like Aran Bade.
After collecting a total of 5,851 votes, we can now reveal — without any shock or surprise whatsoever — that Duncan Laurence topped our list with 1,205 votes. That’s around 21% of all those cast.
In a Q&A on Twitter earlier this summer, Duncan expressed that he would love to present next year’s Eurovision. Social media users were quick to suggest he could pair up with Ilse DeLange — his mentor on The Voice and the singer who got him the gig at Eurovision.
And that pairing plays out in our poll, too. Not far behind Duncan with our readers is his mentor Ilse DeLange.
Ilse, who took The Netherlands all the way to second place at ESC 2014, is an absolute stunner with impeccable English. Her many trips to Nashville have given her extra polish and poise when speaking in English, and we have no doubt that she would absolutely wow an international audience if she took the mic in Rotterdam. She earned an impressive 1,031 votes — or around 18%.
Eurovision 2016 artist Douwe Bob came third.
Who is your preferred presenter for Eurovision 2020? (Poll Closed)
- DUNCAN LAURENCE 20.59% (1,205 VOTES)
- ILSE DELANGE 17.62% (1,031 VOTES)
- DOUWE BOB 10.7% (626 VOTES)
- EMMA WORTELBOER 9.42% (551 VOTES)
- EDSILIA ROMBLEY 8.39% (491 VOTES)
- TIM DOUWSMA 7.5% (439 VOTES)
- JAN SMIT 4.43% (259 VOTES)
- GLENNIS GRACE 4% (234 VOTES)
- PAUL DE LEEUW 3.64% (213 VOTES)
- ARAN BADE 3.62% (212 VOTES)
- CORNALD MAAS 3.18% (186 VOTES)
- TRIJNTJE 2.41% (141 VOTES)
- GORDON 1.81% (106 VOTES)
- MARLAYNE SAHUPALA 1.38% (81 VOTES)
- SIENEKE 1.3% (76 VOTES)
Total Votes: 5,851
What do you think about the results? Do you think that Duncan and Ilse would be the dream team to host in Rotterdam in 2020? Let us know down below!