Eurovision 2021: Press Conference and Online Hosts revealed

Eurovision 2021: Press Conference and Online Hosts revealed

The Dutch Eurovision 2021 organisers have revealed the people that will be responsilbe to moderate the contest’s press conference and  the online hosts. 

Koos van Plateringen, Hila Noorzai, Samya Hafsaoui and Rutger Vink will be working for the Eurovision Song Contest 2021. Koos van Plateringen will present both the on-site press conferences and the News Updates for the Online Press Center together with Hila Noorzai and Samya Hafsaoui, both of whom also take on the function of Online Host for the Dutch channels of the Eurovision Song Contest. Rutger Vink will also start working as an Online Host.

Let go an see one by one the people that will be reponsible of moderating this year’s Eurovision press conferences and online press. 

Koos van Plateringen

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Koos van Plateringen is a presenter and program maker . Since 2009, Koos has been a reporter at the Eurovision Song Contest every year. Koos says:

“I think it is fantastic to be part of the organization this year. We are going to make it an unforgettable festival.” 

Hila Noorzai

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Hila Noorzai started as a DJ at Qmusic and made the switch to television in 2020. Since then she has worked as a presenter for AVROTROS current affairs program EenVandaag and she presents the weekly news update for the Algemeen Dagblad.

 “I absolutely haven’t left my love for music in the radio studio, that’s why I can’t wait to get started backstage at the Eurovision Song Contest!”

Samya Hafsaoui

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Samya Hafsaoui is a program maker , writer and journalist. As a music journalist, Samya previously interviewed big names like Billie Eilish and Lizzo. 

“Eurovision is the Champions League of music journalism. I have the feeling that all those hours of English and all those years of watching, writing and of course listening a lot now come together perfectly. This year will be unique and to be a small part of it really feels like a peak ”.

Rutger Vink

Rutger Vink has been making YouTube videos under the name ‘Furtjuh’ since 2012, where he won the VEED Award for ‘Best Male YouTuber’ in 2015. On his channel with over 800,000 subscribers, he makes videos about the Eurovision Song Contest every year. 

“Since 2012 I make an annual video about the Eurovision Song Contest in which I poke fun at the most striking entries of that year in a funny, but always respectful way. Being part of it myself is a great honor for me and I have especially looking forward to it! “

Press Conferences and News Updates

Koos, Hila and Samya will moderate all press conferences of the Eurovision Song Contest as Press Conference Hosts. Between 8 and 23 May they will lead 83 different press conferences from the press center in Rotterdam Ahoy. 

For example, press conferences are held for all 39 different delegations, but also with the finalists after the semi-finals and with the winner to the grand final. These press conferences serve the 500 journalists present and 1,000 journalists who watch via the Online Press Center, including the international press. The press conferences after the semifinals and the grand final will be broadcast on the Eurovision Song Contest YouTube channel. In addition, they inform the press about what is happening around the Eurovision Song Contest in daily News Updates in the Online Press Center.

Backstage Online Series

Samya, Rutger and Hila take the viewer through Rotterdam Ahoy as Online Hosts. Samya and Rutger go on a unique backstage experience in ‘All Access’ in seven episodes, which can be seen every other day from 10 to 23 May. In addition, Samya and Hila keep everyone informed daily about the latest news about the Eurovision Song Contest in the Song Contest Newsflash, which can be seen every day from 8 to 23 May. All Access and the Eurovision Newsflash can both be seen in May on the AVROTROS YouTube channel.

News Source/Images: songfestival.nl

Angelo D.

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