The hosts for the Melodifestivalen 2021 have been announced. Some familiar names will be hosting the shows –
- Semi-final 1 – Lena Philipsson
- Semi-final 2 – Anis Don Demina & Oscar Zia
- Semi-final 3 – Jason Diakité
- Semi-final 4 – Per Andersson
- Andra chansen (second chance) – Shirley Clamp
- The final – Måns Zelmerlöw & Shima Niavarani
Lena Philipsson represented Sweden at the 2004 Eurovision Song Contest with It Hurts and has participated in many Melodifestivalen competitions over the years.
Anis Don Demina has participated on the Melodifestivalen stage in 2018 (with Samir & Viktor) and 2019 (with Zeana) and in his own right in 2020 with the song Vem e som oss.
Oscar Zia took part in the 2014 and 2016 Melodifestivalen shows with Yes We Can and Human respectively.
Jason Diakité is also known as Timbuktu and is a Swedish rapper.
Per Andersson is a comedian and actor in Sweden.
Shirley Clamp is well known to Eurovision fans. She has participated in the Melodifestivalen on six occasions – 2003, 2004, 2005, 2009, 2011 and 2014.
Måns Zelmerlöw of course won the Eurovision Song Contest for Sweden in 2015 with Heroes.
Shima Niavarani is a Swedish-Iranian actress and singer.
Executive producer, Christer Björkman, will also be heavily involved again with this being the 20th Melodifestivalen competition.
Source: ESC Covers; SVT