Måns Zelmerlöw, the 2015 Eurovision winner and 2016 Eurovision host, has said he would like to return as a host for Eurovision 2024. He shared this in an interview with Sveriges Radio’s Carolina Norén.
Returning to Eurovision… and Melfest?
Talking to Norén, Måns Zelmerlöw says that he would love to host the Eurovision Song Contest again. However, he also noted that he had not yet been asked. It was also noted that Måns had considered returning to Melodifestivalen this year, but will not do so. He however is not ruling out future participation in the Swedish national final. The three-time Melfest contestant said his reasons for not returning to it yet were twofold. First of all, he already said back in April that he would not compete in 2024 if Loreen won in 2023. Beyond that he also admitted in the new interview that he did not have a song ready in time.
Måns Zelmerlöw’s Eurovision Journey
Prior to winning Eurovision 2015, Måns participated twice in Melodifestivalen in 2007 (“Cara Mia”), and 2009 (“Hope and Glory”) and hosted the competition in 2010 alongside Dolph Lundgren & Christine Meltzer
In 2015, Måns entered Melodifestivalen 2015 with his song “Heroes”, which won the competition and earned the right to represent Sweden at Eurovision 2015. During his participation he ended up bringing Sweden to the final and winning with 365 points from the Jury and Televoters combined.
The story of Eurovision 2024 so far
Sweden will be hosting the 68th edition of the competition following Loreen’s historic win at Eurovision 2023 in Liverpool. One month after the 2023 Contest took place, SVT revealed the core team that will be working on the competition.
Four cities were in the running to host the 2024 edition of the competition (Gothenburg, Malmö, Örnsköldsvik and Stockholm), with SVT settling for Malmö as the host city. The competition will take place on the 7th, 9th & 11th of May at the Malmö Arena.
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News Source: Sveriges Radio
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