This May, the Eurovision Song Contest returns to Sweden, with the vibrant city of Malmo taking center stage. Hollywood actress Malin Akerman and Eurovision veteran Petra Mede are set to co-host the spectacular event, promising an unforgettable experience for viewers worldwide.
Born in Stockholm, Malin Akerman has made a name for herself in Hollywood, captivating audiences with her performances in romantic comedies such as ‘27 Dresses’ and ‘The Proposal’, as well as notable roles in television and superhero films. Akerman's multifaceted talent extends to music, with her involvement in the alternative rock band, The Petalstones, and appearances on shows like 'The Masked Singer'.
Petra Mede, a renowned Swedish comedian, brings her wit and charm to Eurovision once again. Having previously hosted the contest in 2013 and 2016, alongside pop sensation Mans Zelmerlow, Mede is thrilled to return to the spotlight. Her hosting prowess extends beyond Eurovision, as she presides over Sweden’s Melodifestivalen and other prestigious events in the entertainment industry.
In a recent interview with Eurovision.tv, Malin Akerman shared her excitement about co-hosting the event, expressing both nerves and joy. She remarked, “Words can hardly express my feelings about this opportunity. Eurovision holds a special place in my heart, and co-hosting with Petra is a dream come true.”
Petra Mede echoed Akerman's sentiments, stating, “Hosting Eurovision once more is an extraordinary honor. Collaborating with Malin will undoubtedly be a joyous experience, and I can't wait to share the stage with her.”
Beyond the Eurovision Stage
Beyond their Eurovision duties, Petra Mede hosts Sweden’s Melodifestivalen, the Gaygalan Awards, and the Guldbagge Awards, showcasing her versatility and presence in the entertainment industry.
Following Sweden’s victory last year in Liverpool, matching Ireland's total wins, the anticipation for this year's event is palpable. Representing the UK will be Olly Alexander from 'Years and Years' and 'It’s A Sin', promising an electrifying performance.
Mark your calendars for the Eurovision Song Contest, commencing with the first semi-final on May 7, followed by the second semi-final on May 9, and culminating in the grand final on May 11.