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The hosts of the 64 th Eurovision Song Contest



Erez Tal is Israel’s most highly acclaimed television and radio host, producer and entrepreneur.
During his 25 years in the business, Erez has developed, produced and hosted a series of
number-one prime-time hits for Israeli and international audiences.
He has hosted 10 seasons of the Israeli ‘Big Brother’, one of the most successful TV shows in
Israel in addition to many other television accomplishments.
Erez Tal’s career has reached great heights, including his creating, hosting and selling of his
TV game show ‘The Vault’ to 23 territories worldwide, including the UK, France, Spain and Russia.
This achievement led to ‘the Vault’ becoming the most successful Israeli game-show format in the
His unquestionable experience and talent, behind as well as in front of the camera will
surely be a corner stone of Eurovision Israel 2019.
As well as hosting Eurovision in Israel this year, Erez Tal was also KAN’s Israeli commentator for the
Eurovision Song Contest in 2018.

Bar Refaeli is one of Israel’s symbols of beauty, talent and success.
She is an Israeli supermodel, television host, actress, and businesswoman, that first appeared in
the spotlight as a baby at the age of 8 month and has not left the business ever since.
Bar has reached success in Israel by hosting several prime-time shows, such as the Israeli
version of "The X Factor; among other accomplishments overseas.
She was the first Israeli model to appear on the cover of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit
issue, was voted No. 1 on Maxim magazines Hot 100 list and also started her own model casting
show, named "Million Dollar Shooting Star" on German TV channel SAT1.
She was a popular guest-star in the most famous International TV shows, such as The
Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, The Jay Leno Show, The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien and
Late Night with David Letterman.
Since then, Bar has continued to reinvent herself in numerous business initiatives, including her
designer sunglasses manufacturing company, Carolina Lemke, that was recently joined by a new
partner, her close friend Kim Kardashian.

Assi Azar is one of Israel’s top television hosts and screenwriters.
He has hosted the Israeli version of Big Brother ; and the Israeli prime-time show Rising Star , an
interactive reality singing competition which allows the audience to vote for the next Israeli
Eurovision representative. The same show was used in 2018, to discover an anonymous bar-singer
named Netta Barzilai and making her a European phenomenon!
Assi’s work, as the creator and screenwriter of the series ‘The Beauty and the Baker’, made him a
big show-runner in Israel. The show was sold for international audiences in Russia and the

Netherlands and is currently being developed for an American audience for ABC’s Universal
Television company.
In 2005, Assi Azar made his most personal documentary film, in which he came out as gay in front
of his parents and the entire country.
Ever since he has been an active leader of LGBT rightd; movements.
For that he was listed as one of OUT Magazine's 100 Most Influential Gay People in the world!

Lucy Ayoub is Israel’s most promising rising star and its pluralist face and voice.
As many others in her generation, the Internet gave her the voice she was always looking for and
her breakthrough came with the help of her YouTube channel and videos, that turned her into an
Israeli success story from the age of 23.
She has grown to become a well-known TV host and influential force and was Israel’s
commentator in the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest in Lisbon.

General information for the press:
Keep updated on KAN’s Eurovision Twitter account (English):
Eurovision’s international online platforms:


Eurovision 2019 will be broadcast by KAN, the Israeli Public Broadcasting Corporation, on
14, 16 and 18 May. The Eurovision Song Contest will be held for the 64th time and for the
first time in Tel Aviv with the participation of 42 countries under the slogan 'Dare To

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