Edsilia Rombley, Chantal Janzen and Jan Smit will host the 2020 Eurovision Song Contest in Rotterdam, The Netherlands on the 12th, 14th and 16th of May.
The announcement was made today by the European Broadcasting Union. This year, two females and a male will ‘Open Up’ the contest in May. They will open and close the three shows, meet the contestants in the green room and cover everything from backstage coverage to social media.
When deciding on hosts, we first and foremost chose 3 people with a great deal of stage experience. They also happen to have started their career as singersSietse Bakker, Executive Producer Event of the 2020 Eurovision Song Contest
Meet The Hosts
Below, you can meet the three hosts of the 2020 Eurovision Song Contest.
Born 1985, Jan Smit is a TV host and singer born in Volendam, The Netherlands. He has hosted Beste Zangers since 2012 on AVROTROS. He is well known in The Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Austria and Switzerland. He is also a member of De Toppers and the German formation KLUBBB3.
With Jan Smit, we choose an internationally experienced artist and presenter who has shown to be a great ambassador for the Eurovision Song Contest over the past 9 years, commenting the shows next to Cornald Maas. Jan has also been a solid member of the selection committee, which is responsible for picking the Dutch entry. Jan is a great guy, authentic and keeps his head cool during live shows — exactly the qualities we need to achieve a personal interaction with the artists at the upcoming Eurovision Song Contest.Sietse Bakker speaking on the choice of Jan Smit as one of the three hosts.
Born in Amsterdam in 1978, Edsilia is a well known singer in The Netherlands and across Europe, particularly for winning the Dutch talent show ‘Soundmixshow‘ in 1996 and representing The Netherlands in 1998 with Hemel & Aarde, coming fourth. She has presented the Dutch jury votes twice.
She is a two-time Eurovision Song Contest participant, she has presented the points twice, she will be hosting Eurovision in Concert for the second time… Edsilia is one of the most authentic presenters we have. And the Eurovision fan community has embraced her. All together, her hosting the Eurovision Song Contest 2020 needs no further explanation.Sietse Bakker speaking on the choice of Edsilia as one of the three hosts.
Born in Tegelen in 1979, Chantal rose to fame as a musical actress. She has also starred in several Dutch movies. Chantal is now an impressive TV host, winning the Televizier-Ster award for her excellent work in television five times!
Chantal Janzen is simply one of the Netherlands’ most talented presenters in TV entertainment,” Sietse Bakker says. “While the Eurovision Song Contest is a distinctly public broadcaster format, we chose to open up to talent from outside the public broadcaster and focus on showing Europe the best our country has to offer.Sietse Bakker speaking on the choice of Chantal as one of the three hosts.
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