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Petra Mede and Malin Åkerman will host the Eurovision Song Contest 2024

05 February 2024 at 11:00 CET
Petra Mede and Malin Åkerman will host the Eurovision Song Contest in Malmö Janne Danielsson / SVT
The 68th Eurovision Song Contest will be hosted by a Hollywood star and an iconic Eurovision-veteran. Malin Åkerman and Petra Mede will together lead the three broadcasts, live from Malmö on May 7, 9 and 11.

Petra told 

‘Imagine getting the chance to host Eurovision once again! It's such an incredible honor. After first hosting it alone and then together with the delightful Måns Zelmerlöw by my side, I am now really looking forward to working with Malin. We don't know each other from before, but we have met a couple of times now, and I'm already completely sold. It's going to be a joy to work with her!’

Malin Åkerman is used to performing on both stage and screen, but Eurovision is a whole new scene for the actress:

‘I can’t really describe my feelings about this. I am very excited and a little nervous, but in a positive way. I have always liked Eurovision and to be a part of this fantastic show together with Petra is a dream come true. Additionally, Petra is one of the funniest women I’ve ever met.’

Malin Åkerman was born in Stockholm and raised in Canada. Today she lives in Los Angeles with her family. Her father currently resides in Falsterbo, so Malin considers Malmö and the surrounding areas as very familiar territory. 

Her filmography includes TV series such as The Comeback and Entourage and movies like The Heartbreak Kid and Watchmen. She has acted alongside Tom Cruise, Jennifer Aniston, Sandra Bullock and The Rock.

In Swedish theatres she has appeared in the musical A Piece of My Heart, where she got to showcase her singing talents. Most recently she appeared in the movie The Final Race.

Petra Mede is one of Sweden's most beloved television hosts and comedians, having hosted Melodifestivalen, the QX-gala and Guldbaggegalan and, of course, her own Petra Mede Show, on TV3. 

Petra hosted the Eurovision Song Contest in 2013 and was praised internationally for her performance, and in 2016 she made her return as host alongside Måns Zelmerlöw. Together, they performed the hilarious and memorable interval act Love, Love, Peace, Peace.

We can’t wait to see what they have in store for us in Malmö!

You can listen to all 37 songs of Eurovision 2024 via your favourite streaming service or watch the music videos on our YouTube channel.

The Eurovision Song Contest will take place in Malmö, Sweden on Tuesday 7 May (First Semi-Final), Thursday 9 May (Second Semi-Final) and Saturday 11 May (Grand Final) 2024.

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