Wiktoria will be announcing the results of the Swedish jury in the final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2017 in Kyiv, Ukraine.
It has been revealed this morning that SVT has selected Wiktoria to announce the results of the Swedish jury in the Grand Final of Eurovision 2017. Wiktoria competed in Melodifestivalen in 2016 and 2017. This year she was the favourite to win the contest with “As I Lay Me Down”, in the final she received 1,474,526 votes from the public giving her 51 points, but came eighth with the international juries scoring 29 points. The song went on to reach number two in the Swedish charts.
Since 2009 Sweden has a tradition of selecting singers who have competed in Melodifestivalen to announce their points during the final. Singers who have been selected to announce the Swedish results include:
- Sarah Dawn Finer – 2009
- Eric Saade – 2010
- Danny Saucedo – 2011
- Yohio – 2013
- Alcazar – 2014
- Mariette – 2015
To date three other countries have announce their spokespersons for this years Eurovision Song Contest, they are:
- France – Elodie Goussin
- San Marino – Lia Fiorio and Gigi Restivo
- Spain – Nieves Álvarez
It was also announced this morning that Edward af Sillén will be joined by Måns Zelmerlöw as the commentary team for Sweden in Ukraine. This is the third year that Måns Zelmerlöw has been involved in Eurovision, in 2015 he won the contest in Vienna, before going on to co-host with Petra Mede last year in Stockholm.
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Sweden debuted in the Eurovision Song Contest in 1958 and has gone on to be one of the contest’s most successful countries. The country has won the contest six times, the most recent being in 2015. Sweden’s first victory came in 1974 when ABBA won the contest in Brighton with “Waterloo”. Since missing out on the final in 2010, Sweden has gone on to finish 3rd twice and has won the contest twice, only in 2013 did the country place outside of the top 10 in the final.