NikkieTutorials (Nikkie de Jager) has been revealed as the online host for the Eurovision Song Contest 2020.
NikkieTutorials is one of the most well-known Youtubers in the Netherlands, with over 13 million subscribers on YouTube and 13.8 million followers on Instagram. She first gained online popularity in 2015 after her video “The Power of Makeup”, which she spoke about the empowering effect makeup has on her, went viral. She has released a makeup line with Ofra and has promoted Haus Labs, the makeup line of Lady Gaga. Nikkie’s fame extends beyond her home country. She has done the makeup of celebrities such as Kim Kardashian, Jessie J and Lady Gaga.
As online reporters, Nikkie will report on the official Eurovision online channels. She will also record a special backstage YouTube series with the participating artists, report from the red carpet during the Opening Ceremony and will be seen at all three live shows.
Nikkie commented on her new role:
“From the moment Duncan Laurence won in Tel Aviv, I had only one wish: to be involved in the Dutch edition of the Eurovision Song Contest. When I was approached for this at the end of last year, I was so extremely honoured. I am really looking forward to immersing myself in this unique experience for 2 weeks.”
Sietse Bakker, Executive Producer of Eurovision 2020 was also happy about Nikkie’s involvement:
“Everyone knows Nikkie, and Nikkie knows everyone. She is our international internet star and we are proud of that! In addition, Nikkie is a dedicated Eurovision fan and she is regarded by loyal Contest fans as someone who should be part of this edition of the Eurovision Song Contest.”
The Eurovision Song Contest 2020 takes place in the Ahoy Arena in Rotterdam, the Netherlands on the 12th, 14th and 16th of May. The Netherlands won the right to host the competition following their win in 2019 with Duncan Laurence and the song “Arcade”.