At the Head of Delegations meeting today in Oslo, eurovision.tv got a chance to see the hosts show off their dance moves ahead of the Eurovision Song Contest in May. Norwegian broadcaster NRK has revealed who will be the hosts for the Eurovision Song Contest 2010 in Oslo. Nadia Hasnaoui (46), Erik Solbakken (25) and Haddy N'jie (30) all have a background within television, and are among experts recognised as solid choices for the task.
During a press conference on March 10th, the hosts for the contest were announced. Project leader of ESC 2010, Jon Ola Sand, said that the job will be split in two: Veteran TV presenter Nadia Hasnaoui will be in charge of the voting, while Erik Solbakken and Haddy N'jie will guide the audience through the three shows.
Nadia Hasnaoui is a well-known TV personality in Norway, having fronted several successful TV programs. She is not unknown to the Eurovision audience, as she was the host for the Junior Eurovision Song Contest back in 2004 together with Stian Barsnes Simonsen. Being born in Morocco, and having a Moroccan father, Nadia has good language skills, speaking both French and English fluently.
Erik Solbakken has hosted several children programmes and is known for his good communicational skills. He has been looked upon as a rising star in Norwegian TV, and most experts welcome this choice as exciting.
Haddy N'jie is a Norwegian singer, writer and journalist. She has been working as a news anchor at NRK, and this fall she hosted the national TV fundraising show. Haddy has a Gambian father, and will therefore be the firstafrican-european host of the Eurovision Song Contest.
- More information on the Eurovision 2010 interval act 'flash mob' can be found here.
Check out their 'flash mob' dancemoves below. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uuJTfb1sT14
Thanks to Kristian Nicolai Stakset-Gundersen for the research.