STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN – Måns Zelmerlöw and Petra Mede, as speculated are officially confirmed for hosting the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest. While we would at least expect Sarah Dawn Finer to take over the job, Petra Mede is once again used as host of the show despite she did already two Eurovision events (2013 Eurovision, 2015 anniversary show).
ABOUT MÅNS ZELMERLÖW
Måns Petter Albert Sahlén Zelmerlöw is a Swedish pop singer and television presenter. He took part in Idol 2005, eventually finishing fifth, won the first season of Let’s Dance, and scored a hit with his 2007 song “Cara Mia”, which was his entry in that year’s Melodifestivalen. Zelmerlöw was the host of Allsång på Skansen from 2011 to 2013. He participated in Melodifestivalen in 2007, 2009 and won in 2015. Zelmerlöw represented Sweden in the Eurovision Song Contest 2015 with the song “Heroes”, winning the contest with 365 points, the third-highest score in the history of Eurovision Song Contest. (source: wikpedia.org)
ABOUT PETRA MEDE
Petra Maria Mede (born 7 March 1970) is a Swedish comedienne, dancer, actress and television presenter. She was born in Stockholm, but grew up in Gothenburg. Mede is known for her several roles in comic shows and as a television presenter. In 2009 she hosted Melodifestivalen 2009, where the Swedish entry for the Eurovision Song Contest 2009 was chosen and was voted Sweden’s best female comedian the same year. In May 2013 she hosted the Eurovision Song Contest 2013 in Malmö, Sweden after Loreen’s win in Baku in the previous year’s competition. She performed an interval act during the grand final. In 2015 Mede, along with Graham Norton, hosted the Eurovision’s Greatest Hits concert show on 31 March at the Eventim Apollo, in Hammersmith, London. In 2016, Mede was chosen to host the first semi-final of the Swedish Melodifestivalen 2016 with Gina Dirawi at the Scandinavium in Gothenburg. (source: wikipedia.org)