Sweden: Melodifestivalen 2015 hosts announced

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SVT, the Swedish national broadcaster of the Eurovision Song Contest, have released the names of the presenters who will host the 2015 Swedish national selection Melodifestivalen.

On Friday via the Melodifestivalen Facebook page, it was revealed that there would be more than one presenter who would host all of next year’s Melodifestivalen shows. The hosts were revealed during a press conference which took place at 11:00 CET this morning. Succeeding the 2014 Melodifestivalen hosts Anders Jansson and Nour El-Refai, the hosts of the 2015 Melodifestivalen were revealed as Sanna Nielsen and Robin Paulsson.

About the hosts

Sanna Nielsen is a Swedish singer who has participated at Melodifestivalen a total of seven times. In 2014, Sanna won the competition with her entry Undo, earning the right to represent her country at the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest in the host city of Copenhagen, Denmark. Qualifying from the semi-final, Sanna finished the 3rd position at the contest receiving a total of 218 points. Sanna has released a total of 8 studio albums in her music career, her most recent album 7 peaking at number 1 in the Swedish charts.

Robin Paulsson is a Swedish comedian and presenter. In 2004, Robin was named “Best newcomer” at the Swedish stand-up gala where, two years later, he received his own comedy talk show Robins. Robin is also known for his radio work and, more recently, has presented the Sports Gala on SVT.

Melodifestivalen dates

Last week, SVT revealed the dates of the selection as well as the names of the cities which would host each of the Melodifestivalen events.

  • 7/2: Semi-final 1 – Gothenburg
  • 14/2: Semi-final 2 – Malmö
  • 21/2: Semi-final 3 – Östersund
  • 28/2: Semi-final 4 – Örebro
  • 7/3: Andra chansen – Helsingborg
  • 14/3: Final – Stockholm

Changes

Recently, SVT also released details regarding big changes to next year’s Melodifestivalen. Some of the changes include a reduced number of participants, changes to the Andra chansen (second chance) round and an increase in finalists. Click here to read more about the biggest changes to Melodifestivalen in recent years.

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