Presenters for 2011 Eurovision Song Contest announced!

Presenters for 2011 Eurovision Song Contest announced!
The three hosts for the 2011 Eurovision Song Contest
Düsseldorf, Germany -

Just after announcing details for the 2011 German selection of the Eurovision Song Contest, host broadcaster NDR went on to reveal the presenters of next year's contest: it will be a threesome consisting of Anke Engelke, Judith Rakers and Stefan Raab!

The three presenters are no new faces for the German TV audience, but now they are going international and will present all 3 shows for the Eurovision Song Contest in 2011!

Anke Engelke was born in Montreal, Canada and is tri-lingual (German, English, French). She has been a steady figure on German television since she was 12. She is mainly an actress and comedienne, but she has also presented lots of shows for several big German TV channels, like the Berlinale. She has been singing in a soulband for 20 years now and revealed that she is a big ABBA fan since they won the Eurovision Song Contest in 1974. In a first comment, Anke said that is very honoured to be one of the hosts of the 2011 Eurovision Song Contest.

Judith Rakers is one of the faces of ARD's Tagesschau - the most important news show on German television. On NDR, she presents 3 Nach 9, a talkshow. She has also been involved in NDR's Hamburg Journal and has been working for the radio, too. She is excited to be one of the presenters' team for the 2011 Eurovision Song Contest and it is a dream coming true for her.

Stefan Raab is no stranger to Eurovision Song Contest fans as he wrote the German entries in 1998, 2000 - which he performed himself - and 2004. Furthermore, he is the mentor of Lena who won the contest this year for Germany. Stefan is mostly working for private channel ProSieben presenting several entertainment shows. He says that presenting the Eurovision Song Contest is the biggest highlight in his contest career.

The 2011 Eurovision Song Contest will take place with two Semi Finals on the 10th and on the 12th of May, followed by the Grand Final on the 14th of May.

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  • Posted on 15 May 2011 at 01:30
    Excellent true professional performances, Anke Engelke.

    Thanks from Big fan in Denmark. report to the moderator
  • Posted on 13 May 2011 at 04:30
    Having seen the semi-final tonight all I can say is what a disappointment Stefan Raab is.

    I was actually looking forward to his participation but he barely phoned in his performance, looked and sounded bored and conveyed no enthusiasm whatsoever.

    Factoring in his mentorship of Lena makes him look like a conflicted choice with an obvious conflict of interest.

    Why was he given this job given that he's effectively a participant and not exactly a neutral? report to the moderator
  • Posted on 26 December 2010 at 16:29
    Oh Stefan Hella, We love you my friend. Viele grüsse in der Türkei für dich. report to the moderator
  • Posted on 24 December 2010 at 22:05
    Seriously I have to say, that I didn't know about Jadith Rakers before I learned that she will be one of the hosts. THOUGH I am german!! (I think I will have to watch "Die Tagesschau" more often from nom on!).
    Anke Engelke is cool, I really like her! And Stefan Raab is the very best! He's so great and love everything he does but ... I think Hape Kerkeling (the guy who gave the german votings this year) would have been a great host, too, since he ADORES the ESC and knows everything about it. Besides he speakes perfectly English, Dutch, French, Spanisch, Italian and maybe even more languages.
    I think it would have been better when Stefan worked like backstage to make interviews with the contestens during little breaks. Maybe he is a too funny guy to moderate such an event...yeah, backstage would have been better I think ... THOUGH I adore him ;) report to the moderator
  • Posted on 23 December 2010 at 01:20
    coool, ich liebe Anke E. und Stefan Raab, die show wird einfach fantastisch...ich freue mich schon auf den Eurovision song contest, nur ich finde es irgendwie blöd, das Lena wieder für Deu. singt.....aber Deutschland wird ja trotzdem ein gute gastgeber sein...gruss aus Bosnien-Herzegowina- prost :D report to the moderator
  • Posted on 20 December 2010 at 22:54
    Wow great presenters !!! :)
    So now I wish all countries in Europe good luck !!!
    You guys are amazing !!!
    EUROPE IS THE BEST CONTINENT EVER !!! :D report to the moderator
  • Posted on 19 December 2010 at 16:36
    funny broadcasters tend to chose foreign hosts only for the french-language part. actually, wherefore do we need an other language than english and maybe the local one? and if we do, why french?
    nonetheless, I am quite convenient with them. the decision could've been much worse. report to the moderator
  • Posted on 17 December 2010 at 23:36
    Alors il y aura enfin quelqu'un qui parle bien français, et avec un joli accent québécois en plus :) report to the moderator
  • Posted on 17 December 2010 at 21:28
    Hape Kerkeling would have been a very good choice. Anke Engelke is good, too. I don't know this other woman...who is she?! ;-) report to the moderator
  • Posted on 17 December 2010 at 17:10
    Come on not again Stefan Raab! please Stefan I watch you almost everydayb on T V! Aren't you tıred? report to the moderator
  • Posted on 16 December 2010 at 23:42
    i hoped for Hape too, but maybe he has a contract with RTL or didn´t want to host it.
    Raab as host is like a thank you gesture to him, for all what he have done to keep ESC alive in Germany in the past. report to the moderator
  • Posted on 16 December 2010 at 23:37
    Otto should be the best!!!! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 16 December 2010 at 23:27
    It was bad enough that Germany did not choose Berlin to host the 2011 contest - now they have chosen Raab to present it instead of chhosing the best man for the job, namely, Hape Kerkeling. Hape is a true Eurovision man, a truly great presenter, and multilingual. Raab doesn't even come close. Maybe if Lena wins again Germany will have a second chance - in Berlin, with Hape Kerkeling, for 2012! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 16 December 2010 at 20:51
  • Posted on 16 December 2010 at 20:13
    Now we're waiting the final! :D report to the moderator