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Sweden 2019: Melodifestivalen hosts: Eric Saade, Marika Carlsson, Sarah Dawn Finer, Kodjo Akolor
Eric Saade, Marika Carlsson, Sarah Dawn Finer and Kodjo Akolor
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Sweden: Here are the hosts of Melodifestivalen 2019

The quartet Eric Saade, Sarah Dawn Finer, Marika Carlsson and Kodjo Akolor will be the hosts for Melodifestivalen 2019

Eric Saade, Sarah Dawn Finer, Marika Carlsson and Kodjo Akolor has just been announced as hosts for Melodifestivalen 2019.

Marika Carlsson is new in Melodifestivalen, but an experienced talk show host on the radio. She has been named "Female Comics of the Year" twice. With her own performances and the great Diggiloo tour of the summer, she has made Sweden laugh. Recently Marika has been in the TV show "Bäst i test" on SVT.

Kodjo Akolor is also new to Melodifestivalen. He is a comedian and a experienced and award-winning radio host. On TV, he has participated in the show "Bäst i test", as well as last in the "Det stora racet" ("The Big Race") at SVT. He has also been the host of Musikhjälpen for many years. In the mornings he's currently on the morning show on Swedish Radio's P3.

Eric Saade participated in Melodifestivalen 2010 with the song "Manboy" when he made all the way to final and finished third. The following year, Eric won the Melodifestivalen with the song "Popular" and represented Sweden in Eurovision Song Contest 2011, where he finally placed himself in an honorably third place in the final.

Sarah Dawn Finer has both competed in and been the host of Melodifestivalen several times and in 2012 she was SVT's Christmas host. At the beginning of the year, Sarah was able to lead SVT's "Så ska det låta", and this autumn she is currently in the SVT show "Sarah’s sound of musicals". Sarah sung for around 200 million viewers during the Eurovision 2013 final in Malmö and in Stockholm in 2016.

Melodifestivalen 2019

  • 2 February: Deltävling 1 (Gothenburg)
  • 9 February: Deltävling 2 (Malmö)
  • 16 February: Deltävling 3 (Leksand)
  • 23 February: Deltävling 4 (Lidköping)
  • 2 March: Second Chance (Nyköping)
  • 9 March: Final (Stockholm)

The format for Melodifestivalen 2019 is the same as last year: Each of the 4 heats qualifies 2 songs directly to the final Each of the 4 heats qualifies 2 songs to the "second chance"-show. In the "second chance" 4 songs will be selected for the final.

Tickets for all the shows are on sale on Livenation.se

Hosts of Melodifestivalen


1959Thore Ehrling
 
1960Jeannette von Heidenstam
1961Jeannette von Heidenstam
1962Bengt Feldreich
1963Sven Lindahl
1965Birgitta Sandstedt
1966Sven Lindahl
1967Maud Husberg
1968Magnus Banck
1969Pekka Langer
 
1971Lennart Hyland
1972Gunilla Marcus
1973Alicia Lundberg
1974Johan Sandström
1975Karin Falck
1977Ulf Elfving
1978Ulf Elfving
1979Ulf Elfving
 
1980Bengt Bedrup
1981Janne Loffe Carlsson
1982Fredrik Belfrage
1983Bibi Johns
1984Fredrik Belfrage
1985Eva Andersson
1986Lennart Swahn & Tommy Engstrand
1987Fredrik Belfrage
1988Bengt Grafström
1989Yvonne Ryding Bergqvist & John Chrispinsson
 
1990Carin Hjulström
1991Harald Treutiger
1992Adde Malmberg & Claes Malmberg
1993Triple & Touch
1994Kattis Ahlström & Sven Melander
1995Pernilla Månsson Colt
1996Pontus Gårdinger & Siw Malmkvist
1997Jan Jingryd
1998Pernilla Månsson Colt & Magnus Karlsson
1999Anders Lundin & Vendela Kirsebom Thommesen
 
2000Carola Häggkvist, Lotta Engberg, Lena Philipsson, Loa Falkman, Tommy Körberg, Elisabeth Andreassen, Arja Saijonmaa, Lasse Berghagen, Lasse Holm, Björn Skifs
2001Josefine Sundström & Henrik Olsson
2002Kristin Kaspersen & Claes Åkesson
2003Mark Levengood & Jonas Gardell
2004Charlotte Perrelli, Ola Lindholm & Peter Settman (Heats & Final). Liza Marklund, Elin "Grynet" Ek & Henrik Johnsson (Second Chance)
2005Alexandra Pascalidou & Shan Atçi (Heat 1). Henrik Schyffert & Erik Haag (Heat 2). Johanna Westman & Markoolio (Heat 3). Kayo & Micke Leijnegard (Heat 4). Annika Jankell (Second Chance). Jill Johnson & Mark Levengood (Final)
2006Lena Philipsson (Heats & Final), Carin Hjulström-Livh & Henrik Johnson
2007Kristian Luuk
2008Kristian Luuk
2009Petra Mede
 
2010Måns Zelmerlöw, Christine Meltzer & Dolph Lundgren
2011Rickard Olsson & Marie Serneholt
2012Gina Dirawi, Sarah Dawn Finer & Helena Bergström
2013Gina Dirawi & Danny Saucedo
2014Nour El-Refai & Anders Jansson
2015Sanna Nielsen & Robin Paulsson
2016Gina Dirawi (all shows), Petra Mede (Heat 1), Charlotte Perrelli (Heat 2), Henrik Schyffert (Heat 3), Sarah Dawn Finer (Heat 4), Ola Salo, Peter Jöback (Second Chance), William Spetz (Final)
2017Clara Henry, David Lindgren & Hasse Andersson
2018David Lindgren
2019Eric Saade, Sarah Dawn Finer, Marika Carlsson & Kodjo Akolor

Sweden in Eurovision Song Contest

Sweden 1984: Herrey's - "Diggi-loo Diggy-ley"

Since 1958 Sweden has participated 58 times in Eurovision Song Contest with great succes. They have won the contest 6 times:

They came last two times (1963 and 1977), and since the introduction of the Semi-finals in 2004 Sweden managed to qualify for the Grand Final 14 out of 15 times! (only skipped the qualification in 2010).




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