Swedish broadcaster SVT is totally aware of the great interest there is in Melodifestivalen, not only in Sweden, but also from Eurovision Song Contest fans all over Europe. Therefore SVT will expand its internet activities and already appointed Jovan Radomir as Melodifestivalen internet host. Esctoday.com had an interview with him…
Jovan Radomir will be the host of Melodifestivalen 2005 on the Internet. He announced the results of the Swedish televote at this year�s Eurovision Song Contest in Istanbul and attracted attention by announcing the 12 points for Serbia & Montenegro in the Serbian language. Radomir however is born in former Yugoslavia but has been living in Stockholm for almost all of his life.
Jovan Radomir promises the esctoday.com visitors that more Melodifestivalen material will be available on the internet. More material will also be available in English such as interviews with the international artists who will be participating. There will however not be a full English language edition of Melodifestivalen.se, at least not yet this year.
�We are fully aware of the growing international interest in Melodifestivalen and we hope to bring all people abroad who are interested in Melodifestivalen a chance to feel the excitement of the Swedish national finals. Of course Melodifestivalen will be broadcast on the internet as it was last year,� explains Jovan Radomir.
The new Melodifestivalen website will also provide the fans with a lot of extra material, such as WEB-TV, interviews, videos and a lot of information about the preparations behind the scenes. “The participating artists will have the chance to talk to me during the week, before and after their performances. I will give them support, when they are sad, angry or happy or having nervous breakdowns… It will be a kind of mini docusoap about Melodifestivalen on the internet.”
Jovan Radomir hopes that the international fans of the Eurovision Song Contest and Melodifestivalen will also be excited about this new opportunity to follow the Swedish selections. It all starts on 25th January 2005!