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🇸🇪 Måns Zelmerlöw, Lena Philipsson and Oscar Zia among those to host Melfest 2021 according to reports

When you think Melfest 2021 can't get better it does!

Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet broke the news, that SVT is heading for an all-star line up to host the Swedish national final next year! Måns Zelmerlöw, Lena Philipsson, and Oscar Zia are among those, who said yes according to Aftonbladet. It is known, that the 2021 edition will be Christer Björkman’s last one. He will host all six shows and will be joined by some of the biggest stars of the country!

SVT is going all in!

According to Aftonbladet’s insiders, Christer Björkman will host all six shows of Melodifestivalen in 2021 and will be joined by two or more hosts for each show. One of the names is Lena Philipsson. She has competed four times as an artist and twice more as a songwriter. In 2000 and 2003, she was one of several presenters. In 2006 she hosted all six shows on her own. Two others who also said yes are Eurovision winner Måns Zelmerlöw, who also had success as host of the competition in 2010. Oscar Zia is also said to have agreed to lead one of the Melodifestivalen’s six broadcasts in February or March.

Pernilla Wahlgren, Sarah Dawn Finer, Sanna Nielsen & Anis don Demina were asked, but it is unsure if they said yes (yet). Danny Saucedo has previously revealed that he was one of those who got asked. But that he instead decided to rather compete again after Christer Björkman called him.

He said that it is his last year and that he wanted me to be part of hosting the first semi-final. He wanted to include people he knew who meant something to him and to the competition through his years. I thought it sounded hilarious and felt honored that he wanted me to be part of it. But when I hung up, it starts to bubble in me, Danny told Aftonbladet in connection with him being confirmed as an artist in next year’s competition.

At the end of September, David Sundin denied that he would be one of those leading the Melodifestivalen 2021.

Melodifestivalen 2021 will kick off on February 6th on SVT1! We will keep you updated when SVT is making the official announcement for the hosts!

This year Melodifestivalen was won by The Mamas and their song “Move”. Due to the cancellation of the contest in May, they could not represent their country in the competition, but they are back for next year and with their song “In The Middle“!

The Mamas - Move - Sweden 🇸🇪 - Official Video - Eurovision 2020The Mamas – Move – Sweden 🇸🇪 – Official Video – Eurovision 2020

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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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