Athens 2006: 'Sakis Rouvas to host'

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The Greek newspaper Ethnos claims to know that Sakis Rouvas, who represented Greece in 2004 with Shake it, will appear as the male host at the 2006 Eurovision Song Contest. Host broadcaster ERT has not yet confirmed the news. Earlier, media speculated about Nikos Aliagas as well. Fact or just speculation?

Sakis Rouvas will most likely be accompanied by, traditionally, a female host. Greek media speculate, listing Nia Vardalos, Elissabet Flippouli and Yenovefa Anistonopoulou, better known as former Friends actress Jennifer Aniston, who has Greek roots.

Another potential female host is 2005 Eurovision Song Contest winner Helena Paparizou. Some sources claim to know she is not interested to host the show, but prefers to open the show and to perform the interval act during the final, basically the same role as Ruslana had during this year's contest. Other sources, however, raised objections against these claims.

Taking into account that the contest's Reference Group is currently in Athens to discuss the organisation of the 2006 Eurovision Song Contest, it's expected more official details about the contest and the hosts become available in the upcoming weeks. Either through the European Broadcasting Union or host broadcaster ERT…

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