The word is out! Bar Refaeli, Erez Tal, Assi Azar and Lucy Ayoub will be sharing the honour to host the 64th Eurovision Song Contest this May in Tel Aviv, Israel.
In 1999, the last time Israel hosted the contest, three hosts — two women and one man — hosted the show for the first time ever. After an all-male hosted contest in 2017 in Kyiv and an all-female group of hosts in 2018 in Lisbon, 2019 will see a diverse group of four hosts guiding some 200 million viewers through the 64th Eurovision Song Contest.
Let's get to know this year's presenters Bar Refaeli, Erez Tal, Assi Azar and Lucy Ayoub!
Bar is an international supermodel and is one of the first Israeli models to appear on the cover of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit edition. She has a wealth of experience in presenting and broadcasting, having created her own model casting show Million Dollar Shooting Star in 2012. Along with a successful modelling career, Bar has also hosted several primetime TV shows, such as the Israeli version of The X Factor in 2013.
Erez has 25 years of broadcasting experience, having developed, produced and hosted a number of primetime hits, including ten seasons of the hit reality show Big Brother. Erez is also known for creating and hosting TV game-show The Vault, which has sold to 23 territories worldwide, making it the most successful Israeli game show format in the world.
Erez featured as KAN's Eurovision commentator in 2018.
Assi is one of Israel's top television hosts and screenwriters, whose credits include hosting Israel's Rising Star, the national selection for the Eurovision Song Contest. OUT Magazine featured Assi in its global 100 Most Influential Gay People listing.
Lucy is Israel's most promising new talent, who rose to fame as increasingly influential YouTuber. She has grown to become a well-known TV host and delivered the results of the Israeli jury at the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest in Lisbon.
The Semi-Finals of the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest will take place on the 14th and 16th of May, the Grand Final is scheduled for the 18th of May.