It’s time to put on your dancing shoes and head for the dancefloor as Sweden’s version of the popular international Ballroom and Latin dancing show ‘Let’s Dance’ has announced 2013 & 2016 Eurovision host Petra Mede and 3-time Melodifestivalen finalist & 2-time host David Lindgren as the new hosts for the show in 2021.
Petra Mede is a popular Swedish television presenter and comedian best known for hosting Eurovision two times; first at Eurovision 2013 in Malmö by herself, and more recently for Eurovision 2016 in Stockholm with Eurovision 2015 winner Måns Zelmerlöw. Petra also co-hosted Eurovision Greatest Hits in 2015, with Graham Norton, as part of Eurovision’s 60-year celebration. Petra received critical acclaim internationally for her performances in the interval acts in both Eurovision finals in 2013 and 2016, including the now legendary ‘Love, Love, Peace, Peace’ in 2016 with Måns.
David Lindgren is a Swedish singer, musical actor and television presenter. David has experienced considerable success for his music including appearing as a finalist 3-times in Melodifestivalen and his debut album Get Started charting at number one in Sweden. More recently, David has found success as a television presenter including hosting Melodifestivalen in 2016 and 2017.
The show has a history of Eurovision and Melodifestivalen stars competing on the dancefloor, since its first season in 2006. Four Swedish Eurovision representatives have won the show including Eurovision 2015 winner Måns Zelmerlöw winning Series 1 in 2006, 2003 representative Jessica Andersson winning series 6 in 2011, 2018 representative Benjamin Ingrosso winning series 9 in 2014 and most recently, 2019 representative John Lundvik winning the latest series in 2020.
Other winners of Let’s dance are notable for their appearances in Melodifestivalen and these include series 5 champion Mattias Andréasson, series 11 champion Elisa Lindström and series 13 champion Jon Henrik Fjällgren. Many other Eurovision and Melodifestivalen stars have competed including Anna Book, Pernilla Wahlgren, Oscar Zia and Norwegian Eurovision 2009 winner Alexander Rybak.
Are you excited to see Petra Mede and David Lindgren host the next series? Which former Eurovision or Melodifestivalen act would you like to see take to the floor for the next series? Let us know in the comments below!