The lovable executive from the European Broadcasting Union, Lynda Woodruff, will be making her awaited comeback to the Melodifestivalen on next Saturday final at the Friends Arena.
Mrs. Woodruff, played by Sarah Dawn Finer, shot to fame amongst the Eurovision fans after appearing on the Swedish selection last year welcoming all in Switzerland to Azerjaiban and then awarding the Swedish points in Baku.
After the success of Sarah’s character it was obvious to Edward af Sillen, Melodifestivalen’s screenwriter, that Lynda would come back this year. We never knew if people would embrace it or just find it strange. We are very happy that people have liked it so much and wanted definitely have her back to the finals this year, says Edward.
On the other hand, Sarah is delighted to put on Lynda’s wig and makeup for the third time and to share with the public a new crazy adventure of hers when she flies to Sweden in order to welcome all the delegations to the host country.
After getting the role as host on last year’s Melodifestivalen’s, Sarah started to brainstorming ideas with Edward about a very special voice developed for a EBU’s voice over and then used as a joke for friends and family for years. I showed him some of Lynda and we started to bounce directly, she says. Edward came that she would even be able to work on the EBU and invited viewers to Azerbaijan, so we felt that we were on the way to something fun.
Sweden, this year’s host, will choose their representative for Malmö on Saturday 9 March live from the spectacular Friends Arena.
Lynda’s first appearance
Lynda in Baku