Melodifestivalen 2015 may have ended last month, but there’ll be a few familiar #melfest faces on SVT over the next two months. And we’re not just talking about this year’s winner and Swedish Eurovision representative Måns Zelmerlöw.
As previously announced, SVT’s Eurovision preview show Inför Eurovision Song Contest (Ahead of the Eurovision Song Contest) will be hosted by Sarah Dawn Finer with Christer Björkman. They’ll now be joined by an expert panel of Melfest stars Kristin Amparo, Eric Saade and Alcazar’s Tess Merkel. The panel will review and rate all 40 entries from this year’s Eurovision Song Contest. Please note, they’re not the actual jury panel for Sweden in Vienna.
On the first episode on 21 April, the panel will be going through the songs from Moldova, Armenia, Belgium, the Netherlands, Finland, Greece, Estonia and FYR Macedonia. They’ll also be doing the same to Big 5 country France and guest country Australia.
The second episode on 28 April includes the remaining countries from the first semi-final. So that’s Serbia, Hungary, Belarus, Russia, Denmark, Albania, Romania and Georgia. Spain and hosts Austria will also be up for review.
Lithuania, Ireland, San Marino, Montenegro, Malta, Norway, Portugal and the Czech Republic will be on the third episode at 5 May. This episode will also include Italy and the United Kingdom.
The fourth and final episode on 12 May consists of the remaining countries from the second semi-final. Those are Israel, Latvia, Azerbaijan, Iceland, Sweden, Switzerland, Cyprus, Slovenia and Poland. Germany will be the last of the Big 5 countries to be reviewed.
On episode two, three and four, we’ll also get to meet Måns Zelmerlöw himself and see his Eurovision journey and preparations for this year’s contest in Vienna. All four episodes will be broadcast on SVT1 at 21:00 CET and will be available on SVT Play shortly afterwards.
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