Unlike other years, the Melodifestivalen will be hosted by various presenters during those many live shows of the Swedish pre selection. Those presenters all have to do with the Melodifestivalen, either they have been singing, hosting or did both at this very popular TV event.
Petra Mede (host of the 2013 ESC in Malmö)
Charlotte Perrelli (winner of the 1999 ESC with “Tusen och en nattt”)
Henrik Schyffert, Sarah Dawn Finer (sang in the interval act of the 2013 ESC in Malmö)
Ola Salo (lead singer of The Ark, ESC 2007 with “The worrying kind”)
Peter Jöback and
The main presenter for all shows will be Gina Diwani who hosted the Melodifestivalen back in 2012 and 2013. The other hosts will be joining in a rotation basis.
This upcoming year will have a special character as Sweden has won the 60th ESC in Vienna. So all the eyes will be looking at Sweden, to select the best Swedish entry in 2016. The Sweden do dream of stepping up as one of the most successful ESC countries, next to Ireland with seven victories, Sweden is still behind with six victories.
1. Semi Final 06th Februar 2016 in Göteborg (Scandinavium)
2. Semi Final 13th Februar 2016 in Malmö (Malmö Arena)
3. Semi Final 20th Februar 2016 in Norrköping (Himmelstalundshallen)
4. Semi Final 27th Februar 2016 in Gävle (Gavlerinken Arena)
Andra Chansen 05th März 2016 in Halmstad (Halmstad Arena)
Finale 12. März 2016 in Stockholm (Friends Arena)
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