Eurovision 2020: Duncan Laurence to host the contest?

by Sanjay (Sergio) Jiandani 4,769 views

Just as the dust begins to settle after the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest in Tel Aviv, all eyes are now set on the Netherlands and the forthcoming 2020 Eurovision edition. Last week the 2020 ESC City Bid process officially kicked off in the Netherlands with circa ten cities showcasing their wish to host the event, but what about the presenters? Who are the potential candidate?

Various Dutch newspapers and online news portals are reporting that the 2019 Dutch Eurovision winner Duncan Laurence is vying to host the competition next year, when the Eurovision bandwagon arrives in the Netherlands. According to the latest media reports Duncan would like be one of the ESC 2020 hosts, something he allegedly hinted on Twitter.

Ducan took to Twitter this weekend to answer his fans’ queries and questions.

Dutch public broadcasters AVROTROS, NOS, and NPO will be co-organizing the upcoming ESC 2020 edition. So far there hasn’t beenany official news regarding the 2020 ESC presenters apart from rumours and speculation on potential candidates.

One of the names that has cropped up as a potential host is Jan Smit,who was one of the Dutch commentators at ESC 2019 in Tel Aviv. Jan is a well known Dutch tv host, actor and singer. He is one of the members of celebrated Dutch group The Toppers (Netherlands 2009).

It’s still early days yet to know about the 2020 Eurovision presenters, as the ESC 2020 host broadcasters are currently busy working on the organization of the contest and the host city selection process. It’s just been two weeks since the Netherlands won Europe’s favorite television show.

More details and information regarding the 2020 Eurovision edition will be revealed in the coming months. The EBU and the 2020 ESC host broadcasters are yet to determine the dates of the competition.

About Duncan Laurence

In 2019 the Netherlands selected Duncan Laurence via an internal selection in order to fly the Dutch flag at the Eurovision Song Contest with his entry ‘Arcade’.

The Netherlands will have the honour to host ESC 2020 next year thanks to Duncan Laurence’s magnificent victory in Tel Aviv earlier this month.