Who is Eurovision’s Jon Ola Sand?

Meet the man with all the important numbers who keeps the Eurovision boat afloat

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Year in, year out, Eurovision presenters across the European Broadcasting Union make quite a big deal of introducing an unassuming man who sits at the all-important top table and keeps the whole show running smoothly.

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But who is this mysterious Jon Ola Sand?

Norwegian television producer Jon Ola Sand has been the European Broadcasting Union’s Executive Supervisor of the Eurovision Song Contest since 2011.

That means he’s the one in charge of making sure absolutely everything goes right on the night. No pressure!

Why does everyone joke about him so much?

Well, it’s because he’s so straight laced. People can’t help but love how serious he is, and often crack jokes about an apparent lack of charisma.

We personally don’t see what they’re talking about.

You might notice that Song Contest presenters often try to wind him up, hoping they’ll make him smile on screen.

DOUZE POINTS for you Jon Ola. You go Jon Ola.

 Here’s everything you need to know about the Eurovision Song Contest 2017

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Check out the full list of acts and running order for the show, starting live on BBC1 at 8pm.

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1. IMRI
Israel

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2. Kasia Moś
Poland

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3. Naviband
Belarus 

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4. Nathan Trent
Austria

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5. Artsvik
Armenia

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6. OG3NE
Netherlands

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7. Sunstroke Project
Moldova

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8. Joci Pápai
Hungary

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9. Francesco Gabbani
Italy

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10. Anja
Denmark 

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11. Salvador Sobral
Portugal

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12. Dihaj
Azerbaijan

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13. Jacques Houdek
Croatia

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14. Isaiah
Australia

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15. Demy
Greece

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16. Manel Navarro
Spain

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17. JOWST
Norway

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18. Lucie Jones
United Kingdom

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19. Hovig
Cyprus

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20. Ilinca ft. Alex Florea
Romania

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21. Levina
Germany

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22. O.Torvald
Ukraine

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23. Blanche
Belgium

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24. Robin Bengtsson
Sweden

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25. Kristian Kostov
Bulgaria

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26. Alma
France