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David Lindgren to host Melodifestivalen 2018!

Minutes ago the Swedish broadcaster, SVT, announced the host for Melodifestivalen 2018 at a press conference in Stockholm. The biggest pre-selection for the Eurovision Song Contest is just three months away and we get more and more details. 

David Lindgren to host Melodifestivalen 2018!

David is the third person to host the pre-selection two years in a row after Kristian Luuk (2007 and 2008) and Gina Dirawi (2012 and 2013).
When David first entered the stage of Melodifestivalen in 2012 he came 4th with his entry “Shout It Out”. One year later he returned with his song “Skyline” and came 8th. In 2016 he placed 11th with his entry “We Are Your Tomorrow”. Every time he made it directly through to the final.

The dates for Melfest 2018:

03/02/2018 (Semi-Final 1): Löfbergs Arena, Karlstad
10/02/2018 (Semi-Final 2): Scandinavium, Gothenburg
17/02/2018 (Semi-Final 3): Malmö Arena, Malmö
24/02/2018 (Semi-Final 4): Fjällräven Center, Örnsköldsvik
03/03/2018 (Second Chance Round): Kristianstad Arena, Kristianstad
10/03/2018 (Grand Final): Friends Arena, Stockholm


Tickets for all the shows went on sale on October, 31st. You can still buy your ticket on to be part of the biggest party in Sweden!
In 2017 Melodifestivalen was hosted by David Lindgren, Clara Henry and Hasse Andersson. 28 songs were competing and after six shows the winner was Robin Bengtsson. Moreover, he went on to Eurovision with ” I Can’t Go On” to achieve another Top 5 result for Sweden.
What do you think of the host? Are you excited to see David back in Melodifestivalen 2018? Let us know in the comments below or on social media @ESCXTRA 🙂

Dominik Rössing

Hey, I'm Dominik from Germany. Watched my first Eurovision in 2003 and I was in love right away! Attended my first contest in 2011 and every contest since 2013. The same happened with Melodifestivalen. Started watching in 2006 and been to every final since 2017 and try to make it to at least one heat each year, too. After all, Melodifestivalen is the real deal ♥

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