SVT’s annual show called “Before ESC” is going to start on the Swedish broadcaster on the 16th of April. The panel of judges is also announced. They will listen to the songs, comment on them, and give each song one to five points.
Christer Björkman is going to host the show as usual, and he will be joined by five other people who will comment and vote. They are:
- Gina Dirawi – a popular host who has her own web tv shows “The Ana Gina Show” and “The Fabulous Life Of Ana Gina”. She was also one of the three hosts of Melodifestivalen this year.
- Måns Zelmerlöw – a singer who took part twice in Melodifestivalen, and hosted the show 2010.
- Lena Phillipson – a singer with over 25 years of experience. She took part in Melodifestivalen six times in total (four times as a performer, and twice as a composer), and she represented Sweden in Eurovision 2004.
- Lisette Pagler - she is an actress and a singer, mostly known for her role in “Romeo And Juliet”, where she starred together with Måns Zelmerlöw.
- Thomas Lundin – he is a host, a singer, a performer, and a ‘Eurovision expert’, who is in SVT’s “Before ESC” panel every year since 2004.
The first of the four shows is going to be held on Monday, 16th of April at 21:00 CET. The following three shows are going to be held on the following Mondays – 23rd, 30th of April, and the 7th of May, all starting at 21:00 CET.