What the Greek newspaper Ethnos and oikotimes.com already claimed before, appears to be true. Moments ago, host broadcaster ERT announced that Sakis Rouvas will be the male host of the 2006 Eurovision Song Contest.
Sakis Rouvas will most likely be accompanied by, traditionally, a female host. Greek media speculate, listing Nia Vardalos, Elissabet Flippouli and Jennifer Aniston, who has Greek roots. The most likely, however, seems to be 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.
ERT promises to announce the name of the female host soon! Nevertheless, speculations can begin, if they didn't start yet!
Sakis Rouvas represented Greece at the Eurovision Song Contest in 2004 with Shake it and came third. During the opening ceremony of the 2004 Olympics, Rouvas performed as well.