Makeup YouTuber NikkieTutorials will be a host of this year's Eurovision Song Contest

  • Nikkie de Jager has been selected as the online host for this year's Eurovision Song Contest. 
  • The 65th annual contest kicks off on May 12, 2020, with the first of three live shows, and ends on May 16, 2020. 
  • De Jager's role includes red carpet coverage, a backstage YouTube series, and appearances on Eurovision's online platforms during the event. 
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Nikkie de Jager has already had an incredible 2020.

After coming out as trans in January, the Dutch makeup artist and YouTube beauty mega-influencer just landed her latest and greatest gig: serving as the online host of the 65th annual Eurovision Song Contest. 

De Jager, also known as NikkieTutorials, shared the announcement on Instagram in a video made with reigning champion Duncan Laurence, the Dutch artist who won last year's competition. De Jager has been vocal about her love for the contest, one of the most-watched non-sporting events on TV internationally, on Twitter and YouTube in the past. 

"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," De Jager explained in a statement. "When I was approached for this at the end of last year, I was so extremely honored. I am really looking forward to immersing myself in this unique experience for two weeks."

In addition to appearing on all three live shows, De Jager — whose fandom includes 13 million subscribers on YouTube and 14 million followers on Instagram — will appear on Eurovision's online platforms during the event, star in a backstage YouTube series featuring participating artists, and report from the red carpet during the opening ceremonies. 

The Eurovision Song Contest is an event in which participating countries — mostly European, at the moment — are invited to submit an original song for one or more representatives to perform live on TV, radio, and Eurovision's YouTube live stream. Then, participating countries vote to select a winner. This year's event will take place in Rotterdam, the second-biggest city in the Netherlands. 

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