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For the first time ever, three men hosted the Eurovision Song Contest; Oleksandr Skichko, Volodymyr Ostapchuk and Timur Miroshnychenko.
Oleksandr and Volodymyr took on the role of stage hosts and welcomed the international audience during each of the three shows. They also introduced upcoming acts, guided viewers through the show, and took on the important role of revealing the results. Timur oversaw proceedings from the Green Room, where the artists sat after their performances and awaited the exciting results of the competition. From there he captured the emotions and tensions of the event for the viewers at home.
Oleksandr Skichko has become a household name in Ukraine through his hosting of popular TV shows such as Wake Up, Star Way and Sing Like A Star.
He began his career in entertainment aged 15, and also went on to appear as a semi-finalist on Ukraine’s Got Talent where he won the hearts of millions of Ukrainians with his parody act.
Volodymyr Ostapchuk has enjoyed extensive experience of live shows through his involvement in the entertainment programme Morning with Ukraine, as well as presenting Shopping Goddess and Style Icon.
He has had roles as a professional voice artist, including voicing the character of Hans in the Ukrainian version of Disney’s animation Frozen.
Timur Miroshnychenko is a life long fan of the Eurovision Song Contest and has hosted numerous Ukrainian national selections, and both editions of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest that have taken place in Kyiv (2009, 2013). He has also provided Ukrainian commentary for the Eurovision Song Contest, Junior Eurovision Song Contest, Eurovision Dance Contest, and Eurovision Young Musicians.
More recently Timur hosted the Semi-Final Allocation Draw which took place in January in Kyiv. In total he has worked on 30 Eurovision projects in his twelve years of working in television. Outside of Eurovision, Timur has presented the live youth talk show Studio 5, as well as the educational programme How Is It Made?
Ahead of the 2017 competition, Jon Ola Sand, Executive Supervisor of the Eurovision Song Contest, said: "We are thrilled at the prospect of having three hosts for this year’s contest. This will be the first time that Eurovision has had three male hosts in its sixty-two year history, and Oleksandr, Volodymyr and Timur have a proven track record of combining humour, improvisation, and professionalism in their routines. I’m confident that they will provide much entertainment for viewers in May."