Sweden’s Eurovision 2011 representative, Melodifestivalen 2019 host and four-time participant Eric Saade will take part in Let’s Dance, Sweden’s version of Strictly Come Dancing.
Let’s Dance, Sweden’s version of the international franchise Dancing with the Stars, that originates from BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing, premiered in 2006. The first season of the show was won by Måns Zelmerlöw, who later won the Eurovision Song Contest in 2015. Sweden’s Eurovision 2019 representative John Lundvik won the contest in 2020.
Already the seventeenth season of Let’s Dance will premiere on TV4 this spring. Yesterday it was announced that Eric Saade is one of the contestants of the show this year. Eric told he has been asked to take part in the competition eleven times before finally accepting this year. He will be dancing with Katja Luján Engelholm, who most recently took part in the show with Anis Don Demina. She has also won the contest with another former Melodifestivalen contestant, Jon Henrik Fjällgren. The show will be hosted by David Lindgren and Petra Mede. David Lindgren is known of taking part in Melodifestivalen three times and hosting it twice. Petra Mede has previously hosted the Eurovision Song Contest in 2013 and 2016.
Eric Saade has taken part in Sweden’s national selection Melodifestivalen four times. In 2011 he won the competition with “Popular” and went on to represent Sweden at the Eurovision Song Contest in Düsseldorf, Germany. There he finished third in the grand final. Most recently he took part in Melodifestivalen last year, when he finished second with “Every Minute”. This year he returned to perform the interval act of the first heat.
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