Eurovision 2020: Roos Moggré and Andrew Makkinga to moderate the press conferences
The Dutch national broadcaster, AVROTROS, revealed that Roos Moggré and Andrew Makkinga will be the moderators of all press conferences of the Eurovision Song Contest. Between 2 and 17 May they will conduct 87 different press conferences from the press center in Rotterdam Ahoy.
The Press conferences
Press conferences will be held for all 41 different delegations, but also with the finalists after the semifinals and with the winner to the grand finale. These press conferences serve the more than 1,500 journalists present and the international media. The press conferences after the semifinals and the grand finale are broadcast via the Eurovision Song Contest YouTube channel.
Roos Moggré is a journalist and presenter for the AVROTROS current affairs program EenVandaag. In addition to presenting the television broadcasts, Moggré can also be heard regularly as a presenter of Radio EenVandaag. Roos says on her role:
I am really looking forward to the international charachter of the song festival. The musicians and journalists come from all over the world and i think it’s fantastic that i can be there as a Dutch. Previously i presented the press conference on the arrival of Duncan at Schipol and the announcement of the host city of Rotterdam. I think working with Andrew is an extra gift. We’re ready for it.
Andrew Makkinga is a presenter and discussion leader. Originally Ugandan Makkinga has enormous know-how in the field of politics and music. Two worlds that seem to have little in common, but Andrew knows how to combine excellent work. The Dutch public knows him as a reporter for the NTR during live broadcasts of music festivals such as North Sea Jazz and as a radio DJ for NPO Soul & Jazz.
The Eurovision Song Contest is a beautiful, connecting event where music is central. I am particularly interested in the diversity of the musical styles that we can expect and to approch the competition from this angle.