Sweden: SVT unveils the Melodifestivalen 2024 host

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SVT, the Swedish national broadcaster, has unveiled the Melodifestivalen host today during a special press conference in Stockholm.

Carina Berg will have the grand honour of hosting the forthcoming edition of the Swedish national selection- Melodifestivalen 2024.

Carina Berg says:

I feel so honored and happy that I will be hosting the entire Melodifestivalen show. It’s the biggest TV production I’ve been involved in, so it doesn’t just feel big, it is big. It’s going to be so much fun and I can’t wait for it to start.

Anders Wistbacka (Melodifestivalen 2024 Project Manager) says:

For this year’s Melodifestival, we wanted a presenter with a capital P. We wanted a professional host,  who is both experienced and loved by the viewers. Someone who can lead the show with a warm, glamourous and humorous tone. We made a proposal to Carina Berg and she said yes! I am very happy and proud and know that we have found the right person.

About Carine Berg

Experienced and award-winning media profile Carina Berg can now call herself both program host and journalist as well as podcaster and humorist. Over the years, she has hosted countless shows on both radio and television: Berg moves in, Idol, The Voice, Morgonpasset i P3, Förkväll, Lilla Vi, Stjärnor på is and many more. She has been traveling in Europe and the USA together with the pair horse Christine Meltzer and created entertaining construction TV together with her husband Erik in Bergs drömkåk. For several years now, she has also hosted the Children’s Cancer Gala – the Swedish humor award and now she also runs a successful podcast together with Carolina Gynning and tours the country and the whole country.

Melodifestivalen 2024

Melodifestivalen 2024 will consist of a total of 6 live televised shows. The competition will be travelling to six different cities across Sweden, kicking off in Malmo on Saturday 3 February and concluding in Stockholm on Saturday 9 March.

  • 03/02/2024- Semi-final #1- Malmo (Malmo Arena)
  • 10/02/2024- Semi-final #2- Gothenburg (Scandinavium)
  • 17/02/2024- Semi-final #3- Vaxjo (Vida Arena)
  • 24/02/2024- Semi-final #4- Eskiltuna (Stiga Sports Arena)
  • 02/03/2024- Semi-final #5- Karlstad (Löfbergs Arena)
  • 09/03/2024- Grand Final- Stockholm (Friends Arena)

A total of 30 acts will partake at the forthcoming edition of Melodifestivalen.

Sweden in Eurovision

Sweden debuted at the Eurovision Song Contest in 1958 and has won Europe’s favorite television show 7 times ( 1974, 1984, 1991, 1999, 2012, 2015, 2023) and has hosted the competition thrice in Stockholm (1975, 2000, 2016), twice in Malmo (1992, 2013) and once in Goteborg (1985). Malmo will be hosting next year’s Eurovision edition.

Sweden has been enjoying much success in the competition in recent years, Nordic country has achieved 10 TOP 10 placings in the contest in the past 12 years including 3 victories.

The Nordic country has partaken 62 times in the competition throughout its history. This year Loreen stormed to victory at the 2023 Eurovision Song Contest in Liverpool with her mega hit ‘Tattoo‘.

Source: SVT
Photo credit: SVT/ Morgan Norman