Sanna Nielsen and Edward as Sillén will provide commentary for Sweden.
Swedish broadcaster SVT has revealed that Eurovision 2014 entrant Sanna Nielsen will join Edward af Sillén in the commentary box at this year’s Eurovision Song Contest. Sanna represented Sweden at the 2014 contest, placing 3rd in the Final with her song “Undo”, and Edward is known for his stage directing and screenwriting. He also wrote the Eurovision 2016 interval act song “Love, Love, Peace, Peace”, and has provided commentary for Sweden at the contest multiple times.
Då var det officiellt! För 8e gången får jag glädjen att kommentera Eurovision, och tillsammans med fantastiska Sanna Nielsen.
Det är egentligen overkligt…Mitt ouppnåeliga drömjobb som liten. Livet kan överraska.
Vi hörs ifrån Lissabon! ????❤ #Eurovision2018 pic.twitter.com/ISkgXsMf6H
— Edward af Sillén (@EdwardafSillen) April 17, 2018
The broadcaster also announced that Felix Sandman will deliver the Swedish public votes at the Final of this year’s contest. Felix recently finished second in the 2018 edition of Melodifestivalen.
Representing the country this year is Benjamin Ingrosso.
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’”. This year he will be singing “Dance You Off”.
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.