On the road towards Rotterdam 2020, the question that still remains open is who will host Eurovision. Rumours say that all will be revealed in December. For now we all just have to hope that our favorites are in it. Earlier in October, we asked you who you’d like to guide proceedings. After counting more than 10,000 votes, we can now reveal your winners.

Your top 3 choices to host the semifinals and finals in Rotterdam are:

  • 1. Özcan Akyol – 25.77% (2,653 votes)
  • 2. NikkieTutorials- 11.92%  (1,227 votes)
  • 3. Chantal Janzen – 9.07% (934 votes)

Özcan Akyol

Özcan Akyol said on Twitter he isn’t interested in hosting, but he definitely wanted to win this poll. He asked his fans to troll us so he could take the crown — and he did! Our congratulations to Özcan. Perhaps the poll results will convince him to take the job after all, as we still think he would do a great job!

NikkieTutorials

NikkieTutorials made it clear that she is interested in the gig shortly after Duncan Laurence’s win. She continued to let it be known on social media. This led to a discussion with Dutch Mr. Eurovision Cornald Maas. Cornald Maas, who previously expressed his annoyance about media celebrities who, in his words, had “never shown interest in Eurovision” but were now pushing themselves forward. Nevertheless, NikkieTutorials is popular among Eurovision fans to secure a spot as a host.

Chantal Janzen

Chantal Janzen is among the rumoured possible candidates among Dutch ESC fans. However, in a recent interview with Aran Bade of RTL Boulevard, Chantal said she had not been approached. She believes it to be a “party for the NPO”, ruling out presenters from other broadcasters. Chantal is not a part of the NPO broadcaster group (she works for broadcaster RTL4). Nevertheless, she still hopes she has a chance. In interviews she has stated that she will probably take the job, if NPO asks her. In our poll she came third, so fans definitely seem interested.

The overall poll results

Game Of Thrones star Carice Van Houten shows no interest in the job, and she laughed at the suggestion on social media. But she was able to collect quite a few votes anyway. She came fourth with our readers.

Surprisingly Rozemagrijn Moggré came in last in the poll. She hosted the Rotterdam2020 press conference (with Sietse Bakker, the mayor of Rotterdam and other guests).

Other rumoured names include Dionne Stax and Eva Jinek. Eva has expressed her interest in hosting the event in multiple interviews and shows. However, Eva recently switched broadcasters, which perhaps lowers her chances. She has been with NPO (the broadcaster organizing Eurovision in the Netherlands) for several years. But in September of this year she announced she was moving to broadcaster RTL. She finished fifth in our poll.

Dionne Stax is also mentioned a lot for the hosting job, but she only made it to 10th place in the poll. She recently presented the Gouden Televizier-Ring Gala (Dutch television awards gala) for the first time. Dutch media saw it as a test to see if she was able to host a huge event. 

What do you think of the poll results? Is your favourite in the top 3? Let us know in the comment section below!

Read all our the Netherlands news and Eurovision2020 news here

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gili
gili
10 months ago

they dont look colorful or interesting enough, hope i am wrong

Manfred
Manfred
10 months ago

Just announced on dutch news; Chantal wil host, with Jan Smit and Edsilia Rombley

ESCFan2009
ESCFan2009
10 months ago

How about: Linda de Mol for the elderly generation, Nikkie for the young generation and Ilse DeLange for the Eurovision connection. A power circle! 😀

M_K
M_K
10 months ago

I’d have seriously thought they’d rake Linda de Mol up.

Stefan
Stefan
10 months ago

I want Michiel, Doutzen & Nikkie

Shin
Shin
10 months ago

Okay no hate to beauty gurus or such, but can we keep beauty influencers out of this please. I love Nikki she’s amazing , but as far as hosting I would rather have someone else. Still if she’s chosen to host , I think she’ll do a great job !

Gorilla716
Gorilla716
10 months ago

Surely none of those three listed in the poll are actually going to host Eurovision.

JOWST NE
JOWST NE
10 months ago

There’s really no need for 3 hosts. Why can’t we go back to the days of having a man and a woman presenting? Or just one person on their own (Petra Mede made a good job of that).

Campbell Grace
Campbell Grace
10 months ago
Reply to  JOWST NE

Does it specifically have to be a man and a woman?

Gorilla716
Gorilla716
10 months ago

I personally don’t want it to be Duncan or Ilse.

Manuel Treill
Manuel Treill
10 months ago
Reply to  Gorilla716

I don’t know why you get downvoted. Especially for Duncan, since he would be most unsuitable for a host.

Bram Wammes
Bram Wammes
10 months ago

I really hope that it will be Duncan and Ilse (and someone else maybe)

MahpeykerKösem (KESC)
MahpeykerKösem (KESC)
10 months ago
Reply to  Bram Wammes

Ilse? Gosh I love her, but I don’t think she is appropriate to host such a big event.
I could imagine Duncan in the greenroom though.

Ulvi
Ulvi
10 months ago

I won’t watch Eurovision anymore if the Why AY AY AY Lady isn’t the host!

Loin dici
Loin dici
10 months ago

Apparently, the stage design has been released, and guess who’s came back to win the tender?

Joe
Joe
10 months ago
Reply to  Loin dici

Well what do you expect? Dude is good at it! This one might be his best yet. Like the happy medium between 2016 and 2009. Still loves his bridges.

Tajikistan
Tajikistan
10 months ago

My bet is that they’ll get Edsilia to do it solo, although I’m not sure if they already announced how many hosts they’d have

RoboESC
RoboESC
10 months ago
Reply to  Tajikistan

Sietse Bakker confirmed a few weeks ago: 3 hosts

Lauren
Lauren
10 months ago
Reply to  RoboESC

hopefully they’ll be Duncan, Ilse and Emma

Stevan
Stevan
10 months ago

Nikkie already said that she’d do it, all they have to do is ask her

Campbell Grace
Campbell Grace
10 months ago

I read ‘Eurovision 2020 hosts: Chantal Janzen, NikkieTutorials and Özcan Akyol’ and ignored the ‘are your favourites’ part…

Sara
Sara
10 months ago
Reply to  Campbell Grace

Same, was about to comment that

RoboESC
RoboESC
10 months ago

The most reliable rumors are about a trio of Michiel Huisman, Eva Jinek and Edsilia Rombley. If this is the case… Im not mad at all!

Frisian esc
Frisian esc
10 months ago
Reply to  RoboESC

I’d like that!

Sara
Sara
10 months ago
Reply to  RoboESC

I’m here for it

xelx
xelx
10 months ago
Reply to  RoboESC

That sounds like a really good mix: actor with internationally recognizable face + experienced television communicator + experienced music entertainer with ESC past

Joe
Joe
10 months ago
Reply to  xelx

Edsilia has been one of my favorites to do it for a while. She has hosting experience, lots of genuine enthusiasm, and solid English skills. She’s always so peppy when she shows up to give the Dutch points as well! (And defending Trijntje’s original outfit too!).

Don’t know the other two, but if the Dutch like the idea, so do I.

K/DA True Damage
K/DA True Damage
10 months ago
Reply to  RoboESC

I hope they would be better than this year’s hosts, way too many awkward moments with this year’s hosts.