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Eurovision 2016: Petra Mede and Måns Zelmerlöw Named Hosts


eurovision sweden 2016Eurovision 2016 – Today, SVT who will be hosting the Eurovision Song Contest in 2016, have today revealed the hosts that will be taking the helm of the shown in 2016. These are 2013 host Petra Mede and 2015 Eurovision Winner  Måns Zelmerlöw.

Petra and Mans

Petra Mede proved very popular in 2013 when Sweden last hosted Eurovision and was suspected to be hired again for hosting duties. Måns, as well as winning last year has previous experience in TV presenting even having presented Melodifestivalen in 2010.

Swedish paper Aftonbladet have been reporting the hosts within the past week so the news may not have been a shocker to anyone. Are you happy to see the pair at the helm of Eurovision 2016? Let us know in the comments below

27 comments on “Eurovision 2016: Petra Mede and Måns Zelmerlöw Named Hosts

  1. Meh, I wanted to be surprised. But it will certainly work since both have proved to be good at this before. Just not too much focus on themselves though.

    And I want Dolph Lundgren to do the greenroom talk. :P

  2. Petra Mede is her name and nothing els ;) not Meade or Mead as spelled in the post hehe

    • I have no idea what’s wrong with them. Petra was amazing in MF 2009 and though not as good in esc 2013 because of the format imo, she was still one of the rare memorable hosts of the 21st century! Mans was a good solid MF host and he has such amazing charisma…plus a cute dog :D

      • You’re referring to his actual dog Messi or “a cute dog” is a euphemism for something else? :P

      • That was more of a reaction to Eurovision hosts in general, lol.

        • The last one I liked was Anke Engelke. :(

          • Yup, she’s the last good charismatic one I can remember too. And even she was tainted by appalling writing. I still cringe at the memory of the “women can’t understand the TV remote” gag.

            • At least her version of Ukraine 2011 will be legendary for many years. :) And I agree on the script. Anke is only 100 % fantastic if you let her do and say whatever comes to her mind first. She is a very witty comedian, a talented actress and a great singer. Improvisation has always been her thing.

        • That’s true, the producers of the show tend to follow a certain ideal of what a TV show is, with rules and perfect hosting with nothing said outside the box, so Petra had to end in that mold, and we failed to see her MF self

          • If you want to come across as politically correct in over 40 countries, you necessarily end up being lame and boring, in particular if those countries have very different cultures and ethical frames of reference. Whereas jokes on religion would be perfectly acceptable here in Germany, there would be outrage in Poland f. e. Russia, on the other hand, would be more than happy with some bad jokes and prejudices about gays, but then the outrage would be in Sweden and other Western countries …

  3. I like them.Petra was good but not great in Malmo but Mans can be really good.I loved his MF hosting.

  4. Måns was a great MF host but Petra was a bit underwhelming as host of ESC 2013 imo. I hope that they keep it natural.

    Good luck!

  5. Nothing really inspiring. When it comes to hosting I prefer unseen talent, not recycling former winners. However, Petra and Mans have shown they can do a good job. At least this edition won’t have the unnecessary third host!

  6. I would have preffered Mans with Sanna Nielsen. Now there’s one classy lady.

  7. YES ! Expectes but still a great choice and a great duo. If Mans gets to do the green room interviews could that start a tradition when it comes to winners (after Conchita last year) ? Could be interesting !

  8. This is fantastic this was my 2nd preference option. Love Mans, and Love Petra.

    Only thing that would have been better would have been to have SDF as Lynda Woodruff present the whole thing alone!

    Petra is a great comedian and her humour is very similar to the British humour. She has some of the most memorable lines of the decade.

    To Linda Martin “I know a drag queen when I see one” ;)

  9. Hopefully they’re better hosts than 2015, one of the most boring parts of the contest this year imo.

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