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.