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Saturday, January 20, 2018, 

This year's Eurovision to be hosted by women only

This year

Lisbon, 9 January 2018 (MIA) - Eurovision Song Contest organizers announced that this year’s event in Portugal will feature four female presenters, after being criticized for choosing an all-male presenting line-up for last year’s competition in Kiev.

Critics on social media chided the organizers for picking three male hosts last year, pointing out that the contest is supposed to celebrate diversity.

This year's Eurovision will be held in Lisbon in May and presented by four women. One of the hosts will be actress Daniela Ruah, who was "borrowed" from an American TV show. She will be joined by three women known for their presence in Portugal's show business: Filomena Cautela, Silvia Alberto, and Catarina Furtado.

Contest officials did not have any further comment on this decision. mr/ik/13:32

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