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A new supervisor for the Eurovision Song Contest

by Itamar Barak 85 views

According to dotEurovision.com, Swedish broadcaster (SVT) and Aftonbladet reported that Svante Stockselius, producer of the 2000 Eurovision Song Contest in Stockholm, was appointed by the EBU to be in charge of the senior and junior contests.

Svante Stockselius has a long record in the Eurovision Song Contest: As former head of SVT's entertainment division, he was the executive producer of the 2000 Eurovision Song Contest in Stockholm. In 2002 he also played an important role in the production of the contest in Tallinn. The recent revival of Sweden's Melodifestival (pre-selection contest) is also attributed to Stockselius. These achievements made him be a member of the EBU's Eurovision Song Contest reference group. Beside his formal duties, he is also an honorable member of OGAE (the official contest fan club) Sweden.

Svante Stockselius will enter a post which never existed before in the EBU, since it will be entirely dedicated to the Eurovision Song Contests, senior and junior. This role was made in order to assist the EBU's song contests cope with their rivals, such as the various Fame Factory and Operacion Triunfo series across Europe.

Stockselius will report directly to the EBU's head of live events, Sarah Yuen. It will be interesting to find out next year, who will take the post of the EBU's observer which will appear during the Eurovision Song Contest in Turkey, Stockselius or Yuen.

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