Swedish broadcaster SVT have wasted no time in announcing the hosts of next year’s Melodifestivalen! 3 days into the new Eurovision season, we now know that David Sundin, Linnea Henriksson and Lina Hedlund will present the national selection in 2020.
In a press release from SVT, the hosts shared their thoughts on when they were asked to host the 60th anniversary of Melfest.
Having competed in Melfest six times, Lina Hedlund said hosting it has “been a dream of mine for many years”. Furthermore, she went on to say that it will be fun the work on the project as a host as opposed to a contestant. Meanwhile, Linnea Henriksson claims that it’s “the biggest honour in the world”. On the other hand, all David Sundin had to say was “Finally!”.
The 2020 edition of Melodifestivalen kicks off on 1 February in Linköping for the first semi final. It will also be held in Gothenburg, Luleå, Malmö, Eskilstuna and Stockholm for the grand final on 7 March.
The dates and locations for this year’s Melodifestivalen are as follows:
Semi Final 1: 1 February (Linköping)
Semi Final 2: 8 February (Gothenburg)
Semi Final 3: 15 February (Luleå)
Semi Final 4: 22 February (Malmö)
Andra Chansen: 29 February (Eskilstuna)
Grand Final: 7 March (Stockholm)
Sweden in Eurovision 2019
John Lundvik represented Sweden this year with his song “Too Late for Love”. He finished 6th overall in Israel. Coming 2nd in the jury vote, but 9th in the televote.
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