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Sweden: Studio Eurovision Returns For Lisbon

Studio Eurovision returns to air this year for a third time, as the show travels to Lisbon to follow Benjamin Ingrosso at Eurovision 2018.

SVT’s Studio Eurovision is set to return to television screens as the Swedish national broadcaster reveals a third series of the program. Studio Eurovision which was held in 2013 and 2016 when Sweden hosted the contest, will follow Benjamin Ingrosso on his journey at the Eurovision Song Contest 2018 in Lisbon, Portugal.

The show will be hosted by Malin Olsson who was worked on SVT’s coverage of the Eurovision Song Contest since 2011. Studio Eurovision will air from the Sunday before the final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2018, covering the rehearsals, semi-finals and Lisbon as the host city.

Benjamin Ingrosso was born on 14th September 1997 in Danderyd, Sweden. He was born into a musical family, as his mother is famous singer Pernilla Wahlgren, and his father Emilio Ingrosso is a former dancer. At just 8 years old, Benjamin won the children’s competition show Lilla Melodifestivalen with the song “Hej Sofia”. He then went on to represent Sweden at MGP Nordic 2006, where he finished fourth.

Throughout his childhood, he acted in several musicals, and later went on to release award-winning singles. Benjamin is no stranger to Eurovision selection shows, as he took part in Melodifestivalen a year prior to his win. In 2017, he placed fifth in the final with his song “Good Lovin’”.

Source: GP

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.

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