She made six attempts to represent Sweden at the Eurovision Song Contest and succeeded on her seventh shot at winning Melodifestivalen. And now Sanna Nielsen is back at Eurovision.

This time she’s commentating on the Semi-Finals and Grand Final for broadcaster SVT. She shares duties with returning commentator Edward af Sillén. Eurofans will know Sillén from his work on the scripts of Eurovision 2013 and Eurovision 2016.

Sanna Nielsen previously commentated in 2015 when Måns Zelmerlöw won the contest in Vienna, which she describes as a “very fun” experience.

Sanna Nielsen on Benjamin Ingrosso

“I think Eurovision may be very good for him,” The “Undo” hitmaker says of Benjamin Ingrosso‘s chances this year.

Sanna continues, “He’s amazing, and the song is amazing, and totally sick! How did they do the staging? It’s so cool to see!”

Nielsen herself is no stranger to stunning staging. Her 2014 staging remains iconic to this day.

As soon as Eurovision is over, Sanna returns to her hosting gig on Allsång på Skansen. She puts the quick turnaround time down to “good planning.” The Swedish star made the comments in an interview with Swedish tabloid Aftonbladet.

12 points from Sweden presented by Felix Sandman

SVT has also revealed that Felix Sandman will serve as spokesperson this year. That means the “Every Single Day” singer will have the honour of revealing Sweden’s votes on the night of the Grand Final.

Felix follows in the footsteps of multiple Melodifestivalen stars who’ve presented points previously. They include Wiktoria in 2017, Mariette in 2015, Alcazar in 2014 and Yohio in 2013.

Sweden’s representative Benjamin Ingrosso has meanwhile shot his postcard for Eurovision. The clip will feature him making cheese in the Portuguese countryside. The theme of the postcards this year involves Eurovision stars performing typical Portuguese activities. It’s a similar theme to the postcards from Eurovision 2015 in Austria.

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Elin
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Elin

Det blir toppen det!

Charli Cheer Up
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Charli Cheer Up

They always get Ed Sille? every year because he has clever approach when it comes to humor. He also wrote a script for this year’s BBC You Decide. I heard that the Brexit joke that Mans pulled out was his idea lol

Purple Mask
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Purple Mask

^Obviously not the real Angus. Completely unacceptable language.

Elin
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Elin

Pleace don’t tell. Escfans hage when sweeds are involved in other countries national selektions or helgs out whith ESC.

Charli Cheer Up
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Charli Cheer Up

So this will be her 2nd time as commentator. Now I hope you guys can invite her to WiwiJam party like you did with Mans last year 😉

Dino
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Dino

So much jealousy towards Sweden and Benjamin! Will be so nice to see him place high for Sweden yet again!

Rasmus
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Rasmus

I agree. We have 28 songs. Its kind of weird if we chose the worst one. San Marino,Malta and Iceland dont always choose the best for example but we take ESC VERY seriously here. If we didnt qualify many here would be sad like in 2010 again. Dont hate us because we love ESC:)

gj
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gj

Sanna back for Melfest hosting please!

Dan
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Dan

Sanna & Robin plz!!! An awesome combo!

Chania
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Chania

Marty Whelan was announced as ireland’s commentator for 2018 too, along with Graham Norton for U.K. And Barbara Schonberger for Germany too.

Gunna report on that too Wiki?

No…thought not.

Weißbrot
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Weißbrot

Uhm no. Peter Urban has always been Germany’s commentator..since 1997 actually. Barbara Schöneberger is our spokesperson. But I get your Point ^^

Dan
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Dan

What point??? Have Graham Norton, Marty Whelan or Barbie whatsherface ever competed in Eurovision?!

Denis
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Denis

Agree here with you, Dan!
So what if these people are commenting again? Are they former national selection contestants and winners? Have they represented UK, Ireland and Germany in ESC? How is that relevant then?
Also, I’m pretty sure it’s Wiwi, not Wiki. That is something else..

Darren
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Darren

Well, Hovig is announcing the Cypriot results, as well as Taco announcing the Georgian votes. But there was no mention of that. Just more fanwank for one of the favourites, just invade we forget about them for like a second. So maybe @Chania gave the wrong examples but their point stands I think.

Charli Cheer Up
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Charli Cheer Up

I get your point but it seems like they just had more to report about Sweden because of three Melfest ppl involved in it; Sanna, Felix and Ed Sillen. That’s why they compiled it all in one article. Cyprus and Georgia only has 1 ESC person each so far.

Jo
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Jo

There is more to inform here. About Hovig and Tako, I think they will talk about them all on a single post, there isn’t much information to write an article for each one.

Robyn Gallagher
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Yep, we’d be more likely to do a roundup post of interesting commentators and spokespeople.

Weißbrot
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Weißbrot

Omg guys, calm the Freak down. I said that I get his Point, not that I agree with it…

Davve
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Davve

Angus is angry. Interesting. Sweden will still do great

sara
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sara

So obvious with so much jealousy towards Sweden and it excellency in Eurovision.

Benjamin has a great song, great stage performance and will without a doubt be top5. Get over it people. Sanna is completely right about him.

davve
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davve

She is right about Benjamin as well. He is a top contender for the win.

Dance You Off is pop gold.

Davve
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Davve

No your mother is uglier.

davve
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davve

Great duo! They were great in 2015.

Felix as spokesperson is nice as well.

Denis
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Denis

It’s 2015 all over again!

E
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E

Why write insults in spanish. Your smelly puta

Jo
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Jo

lmao

Denis
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Denis

Insulting in foreign language, how mature! What are you, 15? And for what, for writing a positive comment about someone you don’t like?
Nice..
No, I won’t do what you suggest I do. But take your own advice, huh?

Denis
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Denis

Are you alright son? You spam every reply with filth. Tourettes Syndrom is a serious issue Think you should check it out . And work on your anger as well.

Maria Dona
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Maria Dona

12 points to Angus Quinn for the most hated comment of 2018

Malin
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Malin

Är inte vanliga perple mask, har även använt mitt och många andras namn.