Eurovision 2021: Edsilia Rombley, Jan Smit and Chantal Janzen come back to host the competition

Eurovision 2021: Edsilia Rombley, Jan Smit and Chantal Janzen come back to host the competition

The three Dutch broadcasters ( AVROTROS,NPO, NOS) organising the next edition of the Eurovision Song Contest in Rotterdam have confirmed that Edsilia Rombley, Jan Smit and Chantal Janzen will return to host the competition. 

Habemus hosts! The hosts that will present us the next edition of the contest live from Ahoy Rotterdam have been confirmed. Namely, the singer and twice Dutch Eurovision representative Edsilia Rombley, famous Dutch singer and presenter and past Eurovision commentator Jan Smit and the successful actress and presenter Chantal Janzen are going to be the competition’s hosts next May.

All three of them were set to host the Eurovision 2020 last May which was cancelled due to the covid-19 pandemic. Now they will have the honor for a second time to come back and deliver that assignment. Let go see what each one of them stands for:

Edsilia Rombley

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Edsilia Francisca Rombley (born 13 February 1978) is a Dutch singer and television presenter. She began her career in 1995, as a member of the Dutch girl group Dignity. Rombley began her solo career in 1996, after winning the Dutch talent show Soundmixshow, later winning the European Soundmix Show as well the following year.

In 1998, Rombley won Nationaal Songfestival 1998 and represented the Netherlands in the Eurovision Song Contest 1998 with the song “Hemel en aarde”, placing fourth. She later represented the Netherlands in the Eurovision Song Contest 2007 with the song “On Top of the World”, but did not qualify for the final. In 2009, Rombley hosted season one of the Dutch celebrity talent show Beste Zangers, and will now cohost the Eurovision Song Contest 2020 in Rotterdam.

Throughout her career, Rombley has released eight studio albums and two top five singles in the Netherlands.

Jan Smit

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Jan Smit (born 31 December 1985) is a Dutch singer, television host, actor and football director. Smit mostly sings Dutch songs in a genre known as Volendam music. In addition to his solo career, in 2015 Smit joined the schlager trio KLUBBB3, and in 2017 The Toppers. As a TV presenter, he has worked on programs like the best singers in the Netherlands and Music Festival on the square. Since 1999, Smit has been serving as an ambassador for the SOS Children’s Villages, and is member of the board for the football club FC Volendam.

Chantal Janzen

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Chantal Janzen (born 15 February 1979) is a Dutch actress, singer and TV presenter. She had parts in The PreacherFull Moon Party and Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo and presented Idols. She also played Belle in the Dutch Musical version of Beauty and the Beast and Jane in the Dutch Musical version of Tarzan. She also sang a song against cancer, called “Vecht Mee” (English: Fight With Us) with Dutch rapper Yes-R. From late 2011, she stars as Glinda in the Dutch premiere production of Wicked.

With the next Eurovision set to unfold on 18,20 and 20 May 2020 at Rotterdam Ahoy, the three Dutch broadcasters ( NOS, AVROTROS,NPO) are in full steam preparing the city and settling all the issues related to the contest following the developments around the Covid-19 pandemic, in order to be ready next May.

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Angelo D.

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