Tel Aviv and Israel are in full steam gearing up for the forthcoming 2019 Eurovision Song Contest. The 2019 Eurovision host broadcaster, KAN, is working round the clock in order to showcase an extraordinary show come May. Today Israeli media is reporting that the broadcaster has reportedly made a decision on the 2019 Eurovision hosts. Is the cat out of the bag?
Israeli news site Ynet is running a story reporting that KAN has allegedly selected Erez Tal and Bar Refaeli to host the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest in Tel Aviv, and will be submitting its decion to the EBU for the final approval. Once the EBU approves KAN’s decision, the broadcaster will proceed to sign the required contracts with the potential hosts.
The Israeli news site goes on to report that Lucy Ayoub and Assi Azar are under consideration for hosting the Green Room in Tel Aviv.
Last month many celebrated Israeli personalities, tv hosts, actors attended the special auditions to host Eurovision 2019 in Tel Aviv. Ever since Israel won the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest in Lisbon last May, the Eurovision grapevine has been rife with much speculation and numerous rumours on who can bag the coveted role of hosting Europe’s favourite television show in Israel next year.
An official announcement regarding the 2019 Eurovision hosts is expected to take place next month according to the local Israeli news portal.
The pontential Eurovision 2019 hosts
Erez Tal is a celebrated Israeli actor and tv host. He was the 2018 Israeli Eurovision commentator. He has gained much fame, name and recognition in Israel for having hosted the Israeli version of Big Brother- HaAh HaGadol.
The world famous supermodel, Bar Refaeli, will reportely accompany Erez Tal on the Eurovision stage in Tel Aviv . The internationally celebrated Israeli model has hosted various international television shows and events both at home in Israel and abroad. She hosted the first edition of the X Factor Israel back in 2013.
The potential Green Room hosts
Lucy Ayoub is tipped to be one of the 2019 Eurovision Green Room hosts, she was the Israeli spokesperson during the voting at the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest in Lisbon.
Assi Azar is under consideration to co-host the Green Room in Tel Aviv along with Lucy Ayoub. He is a familiar face in the Eurovision fan community as he co-hosts the Israeli national selection The Rising Star on Channel 12, and is quite popular in Israel. He is young, trendy and has gained much fame, name and recognition amongst the young audience in his home country.
The 2019 Eurovision Song Contest is scheduled to be held on 14, 16 and 18 May at the Expo Tel Aviv Convention Centre in Tel Aviv, Israel.