For those who complain that ESC 2017 hosts were “three white males”:
- It was Stuart Barlow (who is British) - the producer of ESC - who chose them and there were no Ukrainians among people who chose hosts.
- Guys didn’t know that there would be three hosts, moreover that it happen to be three males.
- There were three main requirements for hosts: experience in hosting live broadcasting shows, fluent English and to feel comfortable in front of 25 cameras (and there are not many hosts in Ukraine who could handle that at all).
Also the script was written by British writers - who work in The Late Late Show with James Corden - so the argument that our guys’ jokes were “lame” is not really hosts’ fault.
So please, don’t shit on Vova, Alex and Timur. They’ve done nothing wrong. Also they are very kind and SLIGHTLY funnier when they are off script.
P.S.: I you knew Ukrainian politics you would be able to appreciate Skichko’s parodies. He is brilliant! And Ostapchuk is just a ray of sunshine, really!