SVT have today announced who they’ll be sending to Lisbon alongside Benjamin Ingrosso. The broadcaster revealed their commentary team as well as who will read out the results of the Swedish jury.
Felix Sandman to read the votes
This year’s Melodifestivalen runner-up, Felix Sandman, has been revealed as this year’s spokesperson for Sweden. Felix, who almost scored a victory at this year’s selection with the heart wrenching ballad Every Single Day, will have the job of announcing the country’s combined jury result at the grand final.
This continues a recent tradition by SVT as last year the task was given to Wiktoria, who finished sixth place at Melodifestivalen 2017 with As I Lay Me Down.
Felix’s job as spokesperson will no doubt give the 19 year old an even bigger taste of the contest, having performed at the London Eurovision Party alongside Benjamin Ingrosso earlier this month.
Edward af Sillén & Sanna Nielsen return as commentators
SVT also revealed the names of the commentary team who will guide the Swedish audience through the three live shows.
Edward af Sillén will return for his eighth stint in the commentary booth alongside Sweden’s 2014 representative, Sanna Nielsen. The pair are no strangers at working together, previously sharing the commentary booth at the 2015 contest in Vienna which saw Måns Zelmerlöw take the trophy home – giving Sweden their sixth Eurovision win.
SVT extend their Eurovision coverage
Alongside the three main shows, SVT confirmed the revival of Studio Eurovision – a behind the scenes programme to be broadcast before each of the three live shows. Each hourly edition will give viewers an insight into preparations as well as interviews with this year’s acts.
Sweden will perform in the second half of the second semi-final on Thursday 10th May. Read our review of Benjamin Ingrosso’s Dance You Off here.