Petra Mede has spoken about her love of Eurovision and her thoughts on how the UK could improve their Eurovision performance.
In the latest episode of The Euro Trip, Eurovision 2013 and 2016 host Petra Mede has spoken about her love of the contest and more. Petra will be known to fans for her distinctive hosting of the competition with a mix of fun and knowledge. When asked is there any chance that we’ll see you host Melfest again?
“I don’t close any doors, I love Melfest and I love Eurovision and it will always be part of me”
Eurovision has a strong reputation in Sweden, with a string of top ten results and victories in the past ten years. When asked how the UK/BBC could change things to improve their results:
“One of things that Edward [af Sillén], Christer [Bjorkman] and Martin [Osterdahl] did was to be a little bit self aware. You show you are having a bit of distance at the same time that you’re in love with it, like in Love Love Peace Peace… then you have the mandate to take it seriously.”
Many fans in the United Kingdom talk about their hopes for a Melfest style selection, Petra explained that:
“The magical thing [about Melfest] is building up to the final. If you have 6 shows before the final, and if you come to a small city then the whole city becomes alive and lives for it.”
About The Euro Trip
The Euro Trip is a podcast available on Acast, Apple Podcasts and Spotify with Rob Lilley and James Rowe bringing you a weekly show featuring big guests and fun games from the world of the Eurovision Song Contest.
Brought to you by Eurovoix, every Wednesday Rob and James will be bringing you interviews with some of the biggest names from the contest, finding out what makes them tick and giving us their memories of performing on the Eurovision stage.
Games will also keep the listeners entertained, and they’ll also bring you the very latest news.