We are only three days into the proverbial Eurovision new year, and already, several countries are well ahead with their plans with their selections, with Sweden this morning announcing more details about their national final, the Melodifestivalen 2020. The best things come in three's as the national broadcaster has announced the names of the three hosts of next year's show.
The organisers of Melodifestivalen have announced via Instagram that David Sundin, Linnea Henriksson, and Lina Hedlund will host the 2020 edition of Europe's most loved national final. Indeed this is the first time that all three have been partnered to present the show.
Fans of the competition will know that Lina is a regular on the Melodifestivalen circuit having competed six times in 2002, 2003, 2009, 2010, 2014, with her most recent stint coming in 2019 where she made the final with the song, "victorious". In a press statement, she said that it was a dream come true, and, "getting into this new role in this context feels tremendously fun".
David Sundin who is best known as a Swedish comedian, said of the opportunity to present the show, that it was "FINALLY" his time too. Whilst Linnea Henriksson describes the job as "the world's greatest honour".
The dates, and venues of the shows have already been previously announced and they are as follows:
February 1, 2020 - Competition 1: Saab arena , Linköping
February 8, 2020 - Competition 2: Scandinavium , Gothenburg
February 15, 2020 - Competition 3: Coop Norrbotten arena , Luleå
February 22, 2020 - Competition 4: Malmö arena , Malmö
February 29, 2020 - Second chance: Stiga Sports arena , Eskilstuna
March 7, 2020 - Final: Friends arena , Solna
Melodifestivalen 2019 had four presenters this year, they were Marika Carlsson, Eric Saade, Kodjo Akolor, and Sarah Dawn Finer. Can this trio live up to the presenters from 2019?
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