Charlotte Perrelli and Edward af Sillén will provide commentary for Sweden at the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest.
Edward af Sillén has revealed on his social media that he will be joined in the commentary booth this year by Eurovision winner Charlotte Perrelli. This year marks 20 years since she won the contest for Sweden in Jerusalem, Israel in 1999 with her song “Take Me To Your Heaven”. Since then she has returned to the contest, representing the country in 2008 with “Hero”.
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.
Det är officiellt. Jag får den stora glädjen och äran att återvända till Eurovision och kommentera världens roligaste musiktävling – och tillsammans med kvinnan som VANN Eurovision, i just Israel, för exakt 20 år sen: Ljuvliga Charlotte Perrelli. . Vi hörs 14e till 19e maj! #esc pic.twitter.com/wzbU5wI8K0
— Edward af Sillén (@EdwardafSillen) April 9, 2019
It has also been revealed that Eric Saade will present Sweden’s points in the Grand Final. Eric represented the country at the 2011 contest in Dusseldorf with his song “Popular”, and has more recently hosted Melodifestivalen.
Representing Sweden this year is John Lundvik, who was chosen after he won Melodifestivalen back in March.
Who is John Lundvik?
John Lundvik made his first Melodifestivalen appearance in 2013 as an off stage vocalist for Anton Ewald. The following year John decided to submit the song “Natural” in to the competition, however at the time it was decided that Anton Ewald would again perform the song.
John Lundvik will represent Sweden with the song “Too Late For Love”. He topped both the jury voting and the public vote. In the final of Melodifestivalen 2019 he managed to score 12 points from all of the international juries, a feat that hadn’t been achieved before.
Source: Edward af Sillén
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.