Charlotte Perrelli Still Young Melodifestivalen 2021

Over the past few months, a lot of Eurofans have been wondering who will host the Eurovision Song Contest in Malmö. We’ll have to wait a little bit longer to find out about that. But today the hosts of Eurovision in Concert 2024 have been announced.

Eurovision in Concert is a benchmark for fans and bookmakers and an excellent opportunity to take a good look at the competitors for the upcoming edition of the song contest. It’s often the first time acts perform their songs live and it can really set the pace for their Eurovision season.

Such an important event deserves A-list hosts and this year we’re getting them again in the form of The Netherlands’ “Mr. Eurovision” Cornald Maas and Eurovision 1999 winner Charlotte Perrelli!

Yes, out of the light, like a star, like a hero, Charlotte is booking a flight from Sweden to Amsterdam. We did not see this coming. Organisers teased on Twitter that “Charlotte will sing her Eurovision entries,” so “Hero” and “Take Me To Your Heaven” are coming at you live!

Charlotte — who also competed at Eurovision in 2008 — remains a Eurovision fan favourite and this is a huge get for the organisers in The Netherlands.

Besides her spins at Eurovision, Charlotte also hosted the first semi-final of Melodifestivalen 2003 and co-hosted the entire tour the following year. In 2012 she competed in Melodifestivalen again with the song “The Girl,” but crashed out of her semi. She participated in Melodifestivalen 2021 with the song ”Still Young” and finished eighth in the final. 

She’s also the aunt of Eurovision 2018 participant Benjamin Ingrosso.

Over the past few years, Cornald Maas has been a staple of the event. He is one of the most important figureheads of the song contest there. For years he’s been the commentator of Eurovision on Dutch TV and was also a part of the selection committee.

Eurovision in Concert will take place on 13 April 2024. Will we see you there?

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Lisa
Lisa
4 months ago

Who the hell chose these people? Bad bad bad.

Bettie
Bettie
4 months ago

Cornald the one who chose Mia and Dion? and Walk Along Trijntje?

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4 months ago

I love The Netherlands, I love this country in Eurovision, but I’m not a fan of Mr Maas at all…

Jeroen
Jeroen
4 months ago

I’m from the Netherlands and I’m not a fan of Cornald as well, obviously we’re quite privileged to have the largest pre party and also have the ‘grote songfestivalfeest’, but it is such a shame that he is part of both concerts every year.
His commentary is just constantly rude, i’ve been watching Eurovision via the Flemish broadcaster, the commentary from Peter van de Veire is just so much better.

Bettie
Bettie
4 months ago
Reply to  Jeroen

Rude, nee joh, wel saai, die Belg is doorgaans veel onbeschofter.

Jeroen
Jeroen
4 months ago
Reply to  Bettie

Saai sowieso hahaha, ik vind dat Cornald toch ook wel dingen heeft gezegd die niet echt door de beugel kunnen, vorig jaar zei hij bijvoorbeeld dat Lordi er in het echt ook ongeveer zo uit zagen als op het podium.

Maar ik kan ook wel begrijpen dat je dat van Peter vind, hoewel ik hem meestal wel wat subtieler vind dan Cornald en in ieder geval grappiger.

Bettie
Bettie
4 months ago
Reply to  Jeroen

Grappiger is hij zeker, Jantje en Cornald zou pittiger mogen, Of liever een andere Jantje en Cornald. ????? De BBC vind ik ook top trouwens

Jeroen
Jeroen
4 months ago
Reply to  Bettie

Liever andere commentators, wat vernieuwing is niet verkeerd denk ik, sowieso heeft Cornald een dubbele pet op omdat hij commentator is én mede bepaalt wie er voor Nederland naar Eurovisie mag.
Nu geldt dat voor Jan niet meer natuurlijk, maar wat vernieuwing lijkt me een goed idee.

En de BBC is ook top inderdaad!

Kobe
Kobe
4 months ago

Love Charlotte!

henno
henno
4 months ago

What I find interesting is the fact that none of this contest will be that interesting.

Jonas
Jonas
4 months ago

2024 will be the 25th anniversary of Dame Perrelli’s win, which itself arrived on the 25th anniversary year of ABBA’s win. Find that interesting? I knew you would. You’re welcome.

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4 months ago
Reply to  Jonas

Ok it would mean they won the same year! How lol?
It’s the 50th anniversary year for Abba I think.

Jonas
Jonas
4 months ago

It’s the 25th anniversary of the 25th anniversary of Waterloo.

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4 months ago
Reply to  Jonas

ok if you want lol …

Tino
Tino
4 months ago
Reply to  Jonas

Some more stuff for the conspiracy theorists. They love that. It will also be the 40th anniversary of Herreys’ victory.

Jofty
Jofty
4 months ago
Reply to  Jonas

What I find interesting is the fact it was more or less the same song in 1974 and 1999. And you repeated the trick in 2012 and 2023. I’m waiting for Lovers On The Sun # 3 (2015).

Tino
Tino
4 months ago
Reply to  Jofty

Yeah that’s what we call european pop and Sweden is really good at it. Those songs you mention may be using the same ingredients but they are completely different recipes giving different songs. With the same way of thinking you can say that each time Italy sent a love ballad song it was also the same song… for exemple I don’t see much difference between Due Vite and L’essenziale.

Anonymous91
Anonymous91
4 months ago
Reply to  Tino

Due Vite is more pure, real

L’Essenziale sticks better in your head, catchier maybe but that is what also makes it more generic

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4 months ago
Reply to  Anonymous91

I’ve nothing against Marco, he is an attractive man but I find these 2 songs very boring. If the same songs were sent by San Marino or Malta, it would be NQ, if they were sent by Spain or Germany, bottom 5….
So it’s a bit disturbing I think. It proves there’s an unfunded bias here, and it should stop, this contest needs to be fairer in order to win back the credibility it has lost since years.

Jo.
Jo.
4 months ago

What bias exactly? People are somehow hypnotized by Italian language?

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4 months ago
Reply to  Jo.

Lol! It must be that yeah.
NGL Italy brings good music for sure but come on, they are not the only one BUT they are the only one being rewarded largely EVERY single year, it’s abusive. There are 40 others countries too, some of them bring quality too but they are very rarely or never rewarded. Unfair no, isn’t it?

Jo.
Jo.
4 months ago

Swedish and Italian entries do well because they are tried and tested before the contest, thanks to their highly competitive selections.
And those are just 2 countries, there’s still plenty of space for others to do well. Honestly, the countries you mentioned above aren’t really making much of a effort to succeed in the contest, except for Spain, that just got a 3rd place last year, finishing higher than Sweden and Italy.

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4 months ago
Reply to  Jo.

Yeah of course with Melfest and San Remo, their entries are tested, but look at Estonia, Lithuania, Portugal, Serbia, Malta, Finland, among others they do NFs too and every single year since years like Sweden and Italy but their treatments and results in Eurovision are really not the same. Moreover Italy never uses international jurors for San Remo so their songs are not tested internationally while most of the others doing a NF yes.

Jo.
Jo.
4 months ago

International juries composed of 5 people, if that many, who vote accordingly to their personal taste. That isn’t very telling

Jofty
Jofty
4 months ago

I think you are making an interesting point here. If Breathlessly Malta 2017 had represented Italy or Sweden there would have been zero chance of getting zero points from public.

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4 months ago
Reply to  Jofty

Exactly and I don’t really get why.

Tino
Tino
4 months ago
Reply to  Anonymous91

Don’t mistake me, I like both songs from Marco espicially Due Vite which was pure gold on stage. I just pointed out the fact that a lot of people complain of Loreen doing what she does best while I’ve seen no one saying anything about artists doing the exact same thing. You know what guys? Artists do what they love and in general they don’t try explore 50 different music styles in their career… it’s like criticizing Beyonce for doing Beyonce. There are just a lot of hypocritical people here who will find any way they can to criticise anything… Read more »

Jofty
Jofty
4 months ago
Reply to  Tino

So breaking different eggs but producing the same omelette every time