Sweden is undoubtedly spoilt for choice in looking for a host (or hosts) for the Eurovision Song Contest 2016. As soon as Måns Zelmerlöw was named winner, Sweden started hunting for a host and ESC2013 host Petra Mede has been at the front of the pack. The comedy, consummate professionalism and strong enthusiasm Petra showed in 2013 has left a lasting impact. The Swedish comedian is keeping tight-lipped about hosting in 2016 though.
“I skip all the questions about it,” Mede informed the Swedish press at SVT’s Autumn Press day.
Sometimes no comment says more than an exclusive interview. Mede proved her enduring enthusiasm for the song contest at Greatest Hits in the spring and her previous hosting experience in Malmö would offer a strong foundation for hosting in 2016.
If the Swedish tabloids are to be believed Petra and Måns Zelmerlöw are the favourites to be named hosts for the contest at Stockholm.
Gina Dirawi has stated her interest in hosting and a host of names including Sarah Dawn Finer, Sanna Nielsen and Alcazar continue to feature in press speculation.
Last year ORF named the hosts in December and in 2013 SVT waited until January to announce Petra as its choice to front the contest.
We’re just hoping this year they don’t make us wait that long: we can’t deal with the tension!