Since expressing his interest in hosting Eurovision in Stockholm next May, Måns Zelmerlöw has been a hot favorite to present the show both with the bookies, who immediately named him the favourite, and with our readers, who placed him second behind Petra Mede in our poll. Rumours have also suggested that Sanna Nielsen and Gina Dirawi are in the mix.

But is Måns Zelmerlöw really going to host Eurovision next May in Stockholm? According to the Swedish tabloid Aftonbladet SVT is nearly finished brokering a deal with Måns. They only have to work out some minor formalities at this point. He will reportedly not have a minor role such as hosting the green room or acting as a special guest. It’s still unknown if he will be the only presenter or if he will be accompanied by a co-host.

We can assure you that Måns is a very experienced host: he already hosted Melodifestivalen back in 2010 and Lila Melodifestivalen in 2007, and was a regular host on Allsång på Skansen from 2011 to 2013. We’re sure a lot of you are breathing a sigh of relief since a lot of us don’t want another inexperienced former Eurovision winner as a host…

So are you happy with the news? Should Måns do all the hosting alone or should he be accompanied by someone else? Let us know in the comments section below!!

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Atti
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Atti

Vienna was a disaster as far as the hosting department was concerned. I think Måns should host it alone……like they say, too many cooks can spoil the broth!

Mark
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Mark

Mans and Petra. No other choise.

bella
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bella

Mans zelmerlow alone or mans with eric saade and it will be the hottest competition ever.

Oostenrijk
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Oostenrijk

I dont care about the host. My only wish is that ESC 2016 is soon over and we are going somewhere else than Scandinavia or Soviet Union in 2017.

But political block partner jurors will again try to best to kill an overall beloved act and to facilitate the Scando-Russian vision once again.

Azaad
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Azaad

I could see Mans doing it with Gina and SDF,

Or Eric, Loreen and Sanna (just for SVT to show off how well Sweden does in ESC)

Roelof Meesters
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Roelof Meesters

Petra Mede needs to be a co-host!!!

Darren
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Darren

I wouldnt have a problem with Mans hosting, but as Robyn said below, he does need a co-host. Him and Sanna Nielson would make a great pairing.

I think Mans interval act song in the final will be Kingdom in the Sky 🙂

Just a thought

mocosuburbian
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mocosuburbian

oh and also hell yes to gina dirawi
she’s more than capable for the job

mocosuburbian
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mocosuburbian

He doesn’t scream ‘charisma’ at me but I guess if he really is hosting it we’ll just have to wait and see
then again I wasn’t a fan of him at any point last year so I’m probably biased anyways

Robyn Gallagher
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Robyn Gallagher

I just had a thought – if Måns is going to be singing on the show, like doing a full-on pop performance (e.g. Conchita in Vienna), it would make sense to have a co-host. This would give him time before and after the performance, and would add variety to what could otherwise be a very full-on Måns experience.

Robyn Gallagher
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Robyn Gallagher

Hosting a show solo is a pretty major task, and given Måns’ history hosting Melfest and Allsång på Skansen, I think he’d be up to it. And the major advantage of a solo presenter – no awkward scripted banter between hosts! 😀 One thing though – if Måns is doing it himself, he will need to be able to speak French to a decent level (remember, it’s one of the official languages and all major announcements are made in French and English). Petra was brilliant with her trilingual skills, and from what I’ve heard from Måns, his French is pretty… Read more »

cheesecake
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cheesecake

Mans would be a wonderful host.
I’d like Sarah Dawn Finer and Gina Dirawi to be part of the show as well.

ct greece
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ct greece

All hail to the cheater.

Deniz
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Deniz

Mans would be a great host.

#Diralöw
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#Diralöw

I think Gina would be a perfect partner for him. 🙂

João
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João

If he is going to do this, better him alone than with Petra (I love her, but she already presented in 2013), or along with Sanna would be great 🙂

Billy Xifaras
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Mans Zelmerlow and Gina Dirawi would be prefect!!

#MarioVision ~ Congrats to Mans 4 Being The Host of The Vision 2016
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#MarioVision ~ Congrats to Mans 4 Being The Host of The Vision 2016

Well this was really expected…Mans would most probably get chosen by SVT 4 being the host of the Vision 2016..
Now we wait to find out if Mans will be alone by himself as main presenter in hosting or will be joined by other(s) co hosts as well..