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December 14, 2018 2:28 pm

Report: Israeli Supermodel Bar Refaeli to Co-Host Eurovision 2019 Song Contest in Tel Aviv


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Israeli supermodel Bar Refaeli. Photo: Reuters / Paolo Bona.

Supermodel Bar Refaeli, famed mentalist Lior Suchard and actor Erez Tal are slated to host the 2019 Eurovision singing competition that will take place in Tel Aviv in May, Israel Hayom reported on Thursday.

The three triumphed over dozens of celebrities who auditioned, according to Israel Hayom.

The report noted that their final contracts had not yet been finalized, but the European Broadcasting Union was expected to approve the three hosts and an official announcement would be made soon after.

Forty-two countries will compete in the Eurovision contest, with the first semi-final taking place on May 14, the second semi-final on May 16 and the grand final scheduled for May 18.

Last year’s Eurovision winner was Israeli singer Netta Barzilai, who took home the victory with her original song “Toy.” The song recently passed 100 million views on YouTube.

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