Exclusive: The hosts of the 2009 Eurovision Song Contest!

Exclusive: The hosts of the 2009 Eurovision Song Contest!
The hosts of Moscow 2009
Moscow, Russia -

Later than usual - but after a lot of excitement! - Channel One Russia and the European Broadcasting Union officially announced the hosts of the 2009 Eurovision Song Contest.

London-based model Natalia Vodyanova and Russian TV-presenter Andrey Malakhov will host the two Semi-Finals of the upcoming contest, on the 12th and 14th of May. The Final on the 16th of May will be hosted by Russia's 2000 Eurovision Song Contest contestant Alsou and media personality Ivan Urgant.

Natalya Vodyanova, born in Nizhny Novgorod, was discovered at the age of 16 by a scout from a local agency. Her modeling career sky-rocketed, and she is now one of the most famous and sought-after international fashion models. She is the face of many premium fashion brands and a star at the major catwalks. Her ad campaign for Calvin Klein in 2002 made her a highest paid model in the history of this brand.

Andrey Malakhov is known as one of the most stylish presenters at the Russian TV. He started as a journalist and then took position of special correspondent of the Channel One Russia Information Programmes Department. Starting from 1996 Andrey has been a special correspondent and host to the Good Morning show. He gained wide popularity as a talk-show and music charts show host. He is currently a host of a Let Them Talk show at the Channel One Russia.

Alsou is a popular Russian singer. In 2000 she represented Russia at the Eurovision Song Contest with her song Solo and came second. Alsou collaborated with Enrique Iglesias, John Bon Jovi and Nelly.

Ivan Urgant is an actor and a presenter. Born to an actors' family, he started his career working for a number of Saint Petersburg radio stations, then TV channels (including a local MTV). He currently hosts a number of TV shows including a culinary show Smak, The Magic World of Walt Disney, and comic shows such as Projectorparishilton and The Big Difference. Winner of the national TEFI (Television Broadcasters) award in 2007. Together with Vladimir Pozner, one of the most famous Russian journalists, he made an award-winning One-storied America documentary.


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  • Posted on 11 May 2009 at 14:07
    Yes, i think so it is a good choice, Alsou is a great singer indeed but i am sure she is good presenter too!!!

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  • Posted on 11 May 2009 at 14:06
    I think the presenters are very good this year - they would do a great job on the stage!!! Wishing them best of luck!

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  • Posted on 11 May 2009 at 00:04
    As for the presenters... The fact that Natalia is presenting brought me to this site. She is one of my most favorite models and I always admired her contribution to the charity. She's a very nice person! I don't know any of the other presenters, but I guess I'll be watching Eurovision now and see what they are like :)

    Natalia you're the best! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 11 May 2009 at 00:01
    Alla_Kyiv , Milla Jovovich was born in Ukraine, but her mother is famous russian actress. She just happened to be in Ukraine with her theatre at the time. I watched their interview, where mum said that she was born in russia and she is russian, but Milla said that even though she is half russian/half czech, she feels she's american report to the moderator
  • Posted on 9 May 2009 at 07:14
  • Posted on 8 May 2009 at 11:38
    Download scorecards so you can judge the contestants during semi-final: http://wiwibloggs.wordpress.com/2009/05/07/semi-final-scorecards/ report to the moderator
  • Posted on 8 May 2009 at 11:19
    Good Choice! I love Ivan Urgant! I believe that he will host excellent!!!! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 8 May 2009 at 10:30
    Hi, sorry fo my mistackes, I'm writing too fast. I'll try to improve . But my anyway, I hope that you can actually understand my message. Sorry for mistackes , guys, once more! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 8 May 2009 at 10:27
    Hi everybody!
    i think that the host are great, especially the men. Russian men are sooo beutiful . I saw on youtube Ivan Urgant and Malahov on a tv-show with Hugh Jackman, so the guys are so cool, like all russian men.
    So I#m looking forward to watch the show! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 8 May 2009 at 09:57
  • Posted on 8 May 2009 at 08:34
    Azerbaijan you will win ESC2009.Good luck all particpants.GOOOOOOO Aysel&Arash-Azerbaijan.Our 12 points go our btother country Turkey-Hadise report to the moderator
  • Posted on 8 May 2009 at 05:55
    Russia! I love you! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 8 May 2009 at 05:02
    I'm glad that there will not be Ksenia Sobchak)))) Russian will understand what I mean)))) report to the moderator
  • Posted on 8 May 2009 at 03:49
    yes, Urgant, Alsou, Natasha Vodyanova - it's so cool for ESC 2009 ;)) I think they make this concert more beautifull ;))) SEE YOU ;))) report to the moderator
  • Posted on 8 May 2009 at 00:35
    And of course you made mistake, Alsou performed in 2000 with "Solo". report to the moderator