Europeans (at least some of them) can’t wait to find out who will host Eurovision 2016, with Måns Zelmerlöw, Petra Mede and Sanna Nielsen currently at the top of our readers’ lists. However, SVT has announced that Miss Nielsen will host Allsång på Skansen next summer, confirming recent rumours. Did SVT hand her that as a consolation prize because she won’t be hosting Eurovision? And does this clear the ground for Petra and Måns? Expressen says YES.

According to the popular Swedish tabloid, Sveriges Television desperately wants Eurovision’s most beloved MILF and the current Eurovision winner to host Eurovision 2016 together. Nothing is definite, but it’s an A-list duo that would go down a treat.

Sanna Nielsen was also on SVT’s list, and she would have loved to do it, but after the announcement of her hosting the enormous summer festival it’s pretty clear that the blonde won’t do ESC too. But Eurovision is indeed unpredictable, so all you “Undo” lovers shouldn’t lose hope!

Gina Dirawi, who co-hosted Melodifestivalen two times, among many other events, as well as Sarah Dawn Finer, aka part-time EBU spokesperson Lynda Woodruff, are also popular among the bookies. SDF is still in the game, and she may deal with the production in some form.

It seems like we’ll know soon enough who will host the show in Stockholm next year. Who is your favourite potential host? Let us know in the comment section below!

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Alex
Alex
4 years ago

I think Gina and Måns should host. They would do a fantastic job!

Josh Enrik
Josh Enrik
4 years ago

Well… In my opinion I will see Sanna Nielsen and Måns Zelmerlöw hosting in Stockolm; and Loreen in the green room because they are 30 years old, they are loved by the sweden people and eurovision’s fans and repeat the hosting in 2013 with Petra Mede (and Eric Saade in the green room) isn’t original. Sverige have singers for more future’s eurovisions and hosters for more victories.

Alex
Alex
4 years ago

Lynda Woodroof in the green room please!

Olly the Swede
Olly the Swede
4 years ago

Some really good suggestions on this article about potential host(s). Being Swedish and having watched the Eurovision 2013 live, I hope that SVT will choose people that can sing, entertain and have a great doesa of humour! My ideal hosts for the 2016 contest would be, in a random order: 1) Måns Zelmerlöw & Petra Mede + SDF & Gina Dirawi (Green Room) 2) Måns Zelmerlöw & Sanna Nielsen + SDF & Gina Dirawi (Green Room) 3) Måns Zelmerlöw & SDF + Gina Dirawi (Green Room) 4) Petra Mede & Sarah Dawn Finer + Gina Dirawi & Danny Saucedo (Green… Read more »

cheesecake
cheesecake
4 years ago

I like Petra, but I don’t love her. And I really think someone else should get a chance as well, especially because she’s already done Eurovision’s Greatest Hits as well.
Sanna and Mans would be perfect, but if Sarah Dawn Finer would do it I would be happy as well.

Denis
Denis
4 years ago

@Robyn Gallagher, I don’t know where you get your sources from. Allsång is not more prestigious or bigger than Eurovision in Sweden. Eurovision is like the biggest thing right now to host. It’s in fact even bigger than Melodifestivalen, and that would have been unlikely a few years ago.Everyone wants to do it. I would in fact argue that Allsång is the more specific one since it requires a really good singer and entertainer, which is why Sanna was chosen- With MF and ESC you can choose a good entertainer and that is a bigger pool to choose from. As… Read more »

khm
khm
4 years ago

@Maya G, you’re not the only one. Petra was an amazing host of MF2009, but as a host of ESC2013 she was cold. And why not Christine Meltzer? She’s amazing. 😀

#MarioVision
#MarioVision
4 years ago

Mariette or Carola to be the presenters hosts of Melodifestivalen..

#MarioVision
#MarioVision
4 years ago

Petra Mede & Mans Zemerlow to be the main hosts of the Vision
& put Lynda Woodroof in the green room..

Lena
Lena
4 years ago

Mans and Eric

Auggie
Auggie
4 years ago

Honestly, I liked Petra, but I don’t think we need more from her, she already gave us enough and in 2013 she did fantastic. For me, the hosting role should be for any of the follow: Danny Saucedo, Gina Dirawi, Sarah Dawn Finer, Sanna Nielsen, Mans Zelmerlow or Alcazar (YES! Them). I think that if Alcazar are chosen, they can do it well, bring good vibes to folks watching and don’t seem annoying at all. And when it comes to the other individuals, SVT has great options when it comes to how to combines these people, so for me, someone… Read more »

Robyn Gallagher
Admin
4 years ago

I don’t think Sanna’s gig as the new Allsång host has been given to her as a consolation for not getting the Eurovision gig. Allsång is two months of live television and it’s in Sweden it’s arguably a bigger and more prestigious role than hosting Eurovision. It’s a role that required a very specific type of entertainer and SVT wouldn’t cast it for political reasons.

Omar - Mexico
Omar - Mexico
4 years ago

Wow, many good ideas in the comments sections, this is what I would like to see, (in no particulary order, all of these would make me happy), different combinations. 1) Petra Mede hosting alone, and someone else (not Mans) hosting the greenroom. 2) Sanna Nielsen with Mans, and SDF in the greenroom. 3) SDF hosting alone (as Sarah, not as Lynda) with some videoclips of Lynda as last time and someone else irrelevant at the greenroom. 4) Gina & Danny, they did a great job in MF2013, cute and funny couple. 5) Someone said in the comments, Eric, Danny and… Read more »

Donald
Donald
4 years ago

I really love Petra, but I really don’t want her to host again. Sweden is full of talent, and she’s already hosted the 2013 ESC and the 60th anniversary special. That is more than enough.

I hope they stick with Måns in the green room like what they did with Conchita, but I wouldn’t have any problem if he hosted the actual thing.

As main hosts I want Sanna or SDF (as Lynda ofc) or Alcazar.

Charles
Charles
4 years ago

Sometimes I am amazed with the amount of time people do waste with things like who’s going to host next year’s Eurovision. To what extent is something like this so earth shattering almost as if the world would die tomorrow?

Maya G
Maya G
4 years ago

I’m obviously the only person who didn’t like Petra’s hosting in 2013. Though professional enough, she was very robotic and lacked the ability to improvised or play along with anything that wasn’t on her script. I’m sure Sweden can do better. Just my opinion y’all.

Liana
Liana
4 years ago

id love if Gina Dirawi with Danny Saucedo hosted ESC. or Petra Mede. thats all.

kaden
kaden
4 years ago

Mans, Eric and Danny as the main three hosts! Who needs women?!

João Marcos
João Marcos
4 years ago

Sanna and Mans would be the perfect duo to present the ESC. I liked Petra, but she is not the best presenter ever – Pilou and Nikolai were. And I want something new, she presented 2 years ago. Not what I wanted, but it could have been worse.

Wishmaster
Wishmaster
4 years ago

I hope we will see Gina Dirawi and Danny Saucedo, their chemistry really worked on Melodifestivalen 2013.

Daniel
Daniel
4 years ago

That would be aaaaaammmmaaaazzzziiiiiiiiiiiiiiiinnnnnnnggggggg

Daniel
Daniel
4 years ago

Sanna, Måns and Petra would be fun if Linda Woodruff/Sarah Dawn Finer would join them. I think Sweden will make a better contest next year thN 2013 though i did enjoy it then. I just hope Eric Saade wont be apart of it.

Maxim
Maxim
4 years ago

I am quiet surprised that SVT wants Petra Mede, again! She’s my favourite host but I just didn’t expect her hosting eurovision 2016 (even though it’s not official yet…) But I like Petra more when she’s the only host. I mean she was good in London with Graham Norton, but she was way better in 2013.
I would like more Sarah winning melodifestivalen than hosting eurovision. And I thought/think Sanna or Gina could surprise along with Eric Saade or Danny Saucedo

Thiefo
4 years ago

I wouldn’t mind that. I’m all up for a fresh, new host, but I loved Petra so much in 2013 so I wouldn’t mind having her back either.

However I DESPERATELY want Lynda Woodruf involved in some way…

Freyah
Freyah
4 years ago

Can we leave Måns in the Greenroom please? Petra honestly is the best host ESC has seen for years, bringing comedy and professionalism. I’d love to see her back, but I’d love to see SDF involved too somehow.

Blah
Blah
4 years ago

THIS!! YES PLEASE, YES.YES YES!!

luis
luis
4 years ago

My proposal would be a trio: Eric Saade, Petra Mede and Måns Zelmerlöw. At the Green Room Sarah Dawn Finer as Lynda Woodruff

Mitchelvaneijk
4 years ago

Why? Måns would it do better than Conchita, she ws just annoying and can’t host at all. Måns is a presenter so he can do it great

jr esc nl
jr esc nl
4 years ago

If mans is a host i hope only for the green room…