Sveriges Radio P4 is set to broadcast the Eurovision Song Contest 2018 live to listeners across Sweden.
Sveriges Radio has revealed their broadcast plans for the Eurovision Song Contest 2018 in Lisbon, Portugal. Sveriges Radio P4 will be airing both semi-finals and the Grand Final live from the Portuguese capital and broadcasting to listeners across Sweden. P4 is the most listened to radio station that is operated by Sveriges Radio.
Carolina Norén will be the lead commentator for coverage of the contest on P4. She has been commentating on Melodifestivalen and the Eurovision Song Contest since the 1999 contest in Israel. Joining Carolina in the Grand Final will be Björn Kjellman.
Sveriges Television has also announced their most expansive coverage of the competition since they hosted in 2016. The broadcaster is relaunching Studio Eurovision which will broadcast live from Lisbon.
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”.
Source: Sveriges Radio
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.