Popular Swedish media personalities to host Melodifestivalen 2019 tour
Eric Saade, Marika Carlsson, Sarah Dawn Finer and Kodjo Akolor will host Sweden's national selection spectacle Melodifestivalen. Eric Saade represented Sweden at the 2011 Eurovision Song Contest with Popular, finishing in third place. Sarah Dawn Finer took part in and hosted the Swedish national selection several times and made fame internationally in the role of 'EBU spokesperson' Lynda Woodruff. Marika Carlsson is a famous Swedish stand-up comedian, Kodjo Akolor is well-known TV and radio personality.
The Melodifestivalen tour will travel from Göteborg, on the 2nd of February, to Malmö, Leksand, Lidköping, Nyköping and Stockholm, on the 9th of March.
The next edition of Dansk Melodi Grand Prix, Denmark's national selection for the Eurovision Song Contest, will take place on the 23rd of February 2019 in the city of Herning. Find more information HERE (Danish).
Latvia 2005's Valters Fridenbergs dies at the age of 30
Valters Fridenbergs, one half of the duo Walters & Kazha, died this morning at the age of 30. The duo represented Latvia in 2005 with the song 'The War Is Not Over' and finished 5th place. Valters was diagnosed with cancer in 2016, and lost his battle with the disease on the 17th of October 2018. We would like to extend our deepest condolences to Valters' family and friends.