Since Eurovision ended this year with a Swedish victory, we’ve been waiting with bated breath for the news of acts, hosts, and venues. The venue – the Ericsson Globe – was announced earlier this year, but we still have yet to be informed of acts and hosts. That’s all changed now, though! Mans Zelmerlow, this year’s winner, is going to host next year!
Well…actually, there’s a citation needed there. A pretty big citation. You see, it’s not been announced yet – but the odds are looking pretty good. Mans reportedly said on the night of his win that he’d love to host next year, and it’s not as though it’d be a first-time thing for him – although he’s not hosted Eurovision itself, he did host Melodifestivalen 2010, Sweden’s national final. He also had some valuable hosting experience with some Swedish sing-along show called Allsang Pa Skansen (heh, try saying that with a mouth full of marshmallows). It’s kind of common for the winner of the previous contest to have something to do with the next show, and that’s another big reason why Mans hosting is looking pretty good.
However, that’s not to say that Mans is the only choice. Sanna Nielsen – who you may remember as Sweden’s sadly unsuccessful 2014 entrant – is also a potential choice, along with Gina Dirawi and the glory that is Petra Mede. Dolph Lundgren, an actor, had his name thrown about for a bit as a potential host, but with Mans at his side. On 19th August, though, it was revealed that SVT’s first choice of hosts were Petra Mede and Mans Zelmerlow. So it could definitely go any way…but who knows? It could be someone completely different. Maybe SVT will decide to have some unknown, who will burst into song halfway through? Maybe ABBA will make a comeback, this time hosting? Honestly, no one knows…not until they announce it, that is!
D. Cobbett – “He’s a warm and genuine guy and a great presenter – would be a great choice! Got my fingers crossed for Petra Mede again though and Lynda Woodruff in the green room!”
J. Bruzelius – “Love it, he is a great singer and also a very good host.
B. Hofsengen – “I’m crossing my fingers that Petra Mede is never to be shown in esc again! Måns Zelmerløw is a good choice. But I think that esc needs more than one presenter these days. The show is much longer than years ago, and we have three shows not just one.”
Well, the opinions do seem to be of similar views…but what do you guys think? Have your say in the comment section below!