Maria Menounos will present the 2006 Eurovision Song Contest

Monday, March 20, 2006

The American NBC journalist and Hollywood actress Maria Menounos gave her first official press conference in Greece, as a presenter of the semi-final and the final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2006,[1] which will take place in Athens on the 18th and 20th of May, 2006.

Menounos, who is of Greek ancestry and speaks fluent Greek, arrived yesterday in Athens. Today, she talked about the presentation of the song contest and expressed her excitement about being in Greece. She will present the song contest along with the popular Greek pop star Sakis Rouvas.

Before official confirmation by Greek National Television (ERT) of Menounos as the co-host of the contest, Greek media had reported the names of the famous actresses Jennifer Aniston and Monica Bellucci as possible presenters.

The Eurovision Song Contest 2006 final and semi-final will take place in the Olympic Indoor Hall in Athens.