Masha (Maria) Efrosinina will be replacing Ruslana as the female host of the 2005 Eurovision Song Contest. Together with Pavlo Shylko, better known as DJ Pasha, Masha Efrosinina will be hosting the upcoming Eurovision Song Contest in Kyiv.
Mykhailo Krupiyevsky, producer of the 2005 Eurovision Song Contest explains the choice: “Masha Efrosinina is a professional television host, she looks good and knows English very well. To be a host of the Eurovision Song Contest is a very specific job � the format and the concept of the contest are as such, that the hosts must present a great deal of constructive information to the viewers while at the same time they must very understand have a good concept of time.”
“The Eurovision Song Contest is a show that is counted out to the second,” Mykhailo Krupiyevsky continues. “If a host has to speak for 37 seconds, then they have to be able to speak for 37 seconds, and not 36 or 38 seconds. Thus, in order to carry out such a task one needs to have a great deal of experience in live broadcasting.”
NTU is convinced that Masha and Pasha are the perfect people for hosting the contest. Ruslana, who resigned from hosting the contest a couple of days ago, and Volodymyr Klitschko will make guest appearances during the shows.