Swedish tabloid Aftonbladet is reporting that two-time Melodifestivalen host Gina Dirawi has won the contract to present Melodifestivalen 2016 next spring.

Melodifestivalen with a difference?

Next year marks 15 years since SVT introduced the four semi-final, Andra Chansen and grand final format.

https://youtu.be/Wyhey4DH9yg

Their plan to celebrate? Feature guest hosts with a strong connection to Melodifestivalen for every stage of the competition.

Gina will act as host throughout all stages to provide viewers with continuity and a connection that they can “feel”.

So we can print our Gina Dirawi posters and flags out, right?

Woah there! There is a “?” in the title for a reason. Although Gina is highly topical, nothing is confirmed yet and it is no secret that hosting the Eurovision Song Contest in May is still on her bucket list.

https://youtu.be/pKWQN0N-h3c

No contracts are signed but informants have also revealed to Aftonbladet one name already in the sphere for guest host: Miss Sarah. Dawn. FINER.

We would love to see the dynamic duo back at it after their stellar run at Melodifestivalen 2012.

Are you excited for Melfest 2016? Do you think Gina has it in the bag? Comment below!

Source: Aftonbladet

Photo: Aftonbladet

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Eugene ESC UK
5 years ago

My guess is that Sanna and Måns will form part of the ESC 2016 hosting team that leaves Gina free to do Melfest or at least be part of the team that does Melfest. I think SVT should go for a new and different hosting team for ESC 2016 and go for classy instead of weak embarrassing humour.

Azaad
Azaad
5 years ago

If we want Arab representation in Stockholm’s hosting, best get Gina as opposed to Eric. Besides Gina is hilarious and her Khadidje character would make people laugh more than Lynda Woodruff.

mocosuburbian
mocosuburbian
5 years ago

she would be better hosting the main thing but I have no complaints with this

davve
davve
5 years ago

Gina is a politically correct choice.. anyone living in Sweden knows exactly what I mean. For me Gina is a good comedian but as a television presenter she is very scream-ish……

well, I think she will do an OK job at MF.. so good luck to her.

I think Måns will host ESC.. or Petra Mede will return……we will see

Huh
Huh
5 years ago

Let’s hope that she, along with the guest hosts, can pull this off in a good way towards the European audiences/the world. Some hosts from a given country do well in their respective country whereas they all just look formal or boring during the actual Eurovision contest. If they can do it like Petra or Stefan, go for it.

JESCGermany15
JESCGermany15
5 years ago

My dream of the ESC-Hosts in 2016: Sarah Dawn Finer, Gina Dirawi and Mans Zelmerlöw 🙂 And for Melodifestivalen Gina Dirawi with Petra Mede 🙂 I love all of them as hosts 🙂

Max
Max
5 years ago

I want to see SDF host the main Eurovision, but as Lynda Woodruff obviously!!!

#TeamDirawi
#TeamDirawi
5 years ago

I hope Gina will host the ESC not MF.

Paul
Paul
5 years ago

In 2003, they had the same system.

Mario esc fan
Mario esc fan
5 years ago

~ Gina to host the Melodifestivalen..

~ Petra & Mans to host the Vision..

~ Filippa Bark to be the host of the green room..

And we are dada 🙂

cheesecake
cheesecake
5 years ago

Honestly I hope this isn’t true since Gina is my absolute favorite to host the actual contest! Followed by Sarah Dawn Finer…
Of course I’d love to see them at Melodifestivalen but it’d be a thousand times better if they got to host Eurovision.

Michaël
Michaël
5 years ago

That’s not a bad idea at all, I like it! I’m sure we will get a Kristian Luuk at one stage considering how often he hosted before.

The idea is nice and could see Måns host both one leg of Melfest and then Eurovision !

Robyn Gallagher
Admin
5 years ago

I like this idea! I hope they manage to get a Gina and Danny episode in this. Their duel with Jedward was a highlight of Melfest ’13. Also – I hope SVT have a box of tissues under the podium this time in case her nose starts dripping again.

Mario esc fan
Mario esc fan
5 years ago

Well hopefully it will be her Gina that will be the GreAtY hostess of MelodiFestivalen 🙂
She had hosted the MelodiFestivalen back in 2013 again 4 Malmo’s Vision 🙂
I have GreAtY memories from that Vision <3 Everything was fabulous <3
So something that ain't no broken do not fix it 🙂
I expect & want to see another version of Malmo's Contest <3
Like the Sequel Part II 2 😉
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I guess that 4 hosts of the Stockholm's Globe Vision SVT will gonna chose Petra & Mans..