Lynda Woodruff part of Eurovision in May

Lynda Woodruff part of Eurovision in May
Lynda will show Europe what Sweden's all about. Photo: Emelie Birgersson/SVT
Malmö, Sweden -

Lynda Woodruff, a well-loved character played by Sarah Dawn Finer, is set to introduce this year's host country of Sweden to Europe at this year's Eurovision Song Contest.

The enthusiastic character is set to travel Sweden from the very North of the country to the South and she'll be showing it all in the Semi-Finals and Final in May. And knowing her, it'll be one interesting ride!

Something unexpected

Lynda Woodruff is a character played by the Swedish singer Sarah Dawn Finer. "What’s really weird is that there’s still people who haven’t understood that it’s me," Dawn Finer says.

While most of Europe remembers her from Baku where she was the Swedish spokesperson giving their points, her story started in the Swedish national selection, Melodifestivalen. She appeared first in front of a bigger audience at the 2012 show with a sketch where she introduced Baku and Azerbaijan.

"We wanted to do something that people would not usually see me do," says Sarah Dawn Finer. "But then, I did not even know that skit would be included in the broadcast."

From there on she shot to stardom and has become a well-known character among the fans as well as the viewers.

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  • Posted on 25 March 2013 at 09:30
    So happy she's gonna be a part of Eurovision 2013! Saw her video in the Melodi and was hiarious!! haha She soo funny :)

    I think we are gonna enjoy the show so much this year :D report to the moderator
  • Posted on 25 March 2013 at 09:06
    @Uk_ nulpoints

    Lets hope the trend does end but the reason we got 22nd with the juries has nothing to do with political voting because Blue messed up loads on the jury performance the fact we came 5th in televoting proves Europe still votes for us! If no one votes for us then we'd have nul points every year! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 25 March 2013 at 08:16
    Nataniel, I assume that what you mean to write is that miss Finer didn't win the national final. She is in no way unsuccesful as a singer, let there be no doubt about that. She wipes most of the female eurovision artists off the stage with her voice. This year is a ballad year, and she would have done great in an international final, given the right song.

    I can't wait to see her again as Lynda Woodruff. She is hilarious. report to the moderator
  • Posted on 24 March 2013 at 20:15

    I can see your point where the televote is concerned yes we may have come 5th in 2011,but after the jury vote was added we ended in 11th place with 100 points. That was with a song that was rated to be well up in the top 10 that year,the sad part about that year was Blue was beaten by Irelands Jedward who finished 8th. Has for the BBC i dont think they really care about Eurovision anymore, but no other channel seem to want to take over either so the BBC are stuck with eurovision.

    Has for this years entry i do like it and Bonnie is a good singer, but does it have the X factor to stand out among the rest of the songs. I have yet to hear Bonnie sing her song live lets hope it sounds just as good then. I can see her finishing in the top 13 on the night its self. I shall give her all my support as i do with every entry we send to eurovision.Yes i agree with you we have sent some rubbish since we last won in 1997, lets hope that trend ends soon for our sakes. ☺ report to the moderator
  • Posted on 24 March 2013 at 18:55

    It's NOT political voting that stops us from winning or getting good results, it's the fact that we send rubbish practically every year. Something that backs up this theory is after a string of bad results, in 2009 we finished 5th with 173 points and in 2011 we finished 5th with 166 points (in the televote). We may even do well this year with all of the European positive reception and predictions. The BBC won't pull out soon, if they were going to, they would have after 2010's last place. report to the moderator
  • Posted on 24 March 2013 at 17:42

    Yes CrimTV Graham Norton does not complain when we dont get any points, dont you think thats a good job he does not because we hardly get any these days. The reason being the BBC have almost given up on Eurovision, and i would not be surprised if they pull the plug on Eurovision altogether. I have nothing against Graham a bit of comedy during eurovision is not a bad thing, but it just goes to show you this country treats eurovision as a joke unlike most countries.

    We need a show like Sweden have for thier selection of a song for eurovision,not like what we get these days of heres your singer and song like it or lump it attitude. Has for the political voting thats been going on for years. Cyprus who do you give your 12 points to answers on a postcard please Greece. ☺ ☺ report to the moderator
  • Posted on 24 March 2013 at 15:55
    Awesome! Lynda is amazing! I like her since last year's MF. I was upset when Petra became the host, but with Sarah the show won't be worthless anymore!

    "Good bye Asedjaban! Who's next? Bloody hell, Bosna Hetchnigouva!" :D report to the moderator
  • Posted on 24 March 2013 at 13:06
    @Uk_ nulpoints

    Terry Wogan was getting seriously annoying in the last few years, he kept going on and on about so called "political voting" and kept talking all the way through the performances. Graham Norton brings a freshness to the show, keeps us laughing but he doesn't complain when we don't get points report to the moderator
  • Posted on 24 March 2013 at 10:52
    why can she not just be Sarah Dawn Finer?? report to the moderator
  • Posted on 23 March 2013 at 20:38
    Excellent choice!!! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 23 March 2013 at 15:18 I understand why she wasn't selected to present Eurovision. She is just amazing ♥ Can't wait! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 23 March 2013 at 12:29
    Yes it's going to be epic!! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 23 March 2013 at 07:06
    Oh that's a god new i find her so funny :D report to the moderator
  • Posted on 23 March 2013 at 02:25
    i think this is brilliant ;) report to the moderator
  • Posted on 22 March 2013 at 23:04
    loved lynda woodruff last year giving out the swedish votes. will make for better viewing having lynda on eurovision .. Wish she would do the commentary for the BBC , eurovision not the same since Terry Wogan packed it in.... Although graham norton does try .. would rather have your Lynda anyday.

    Going to give all the songs another listen this weekend with a drink in hand,,, not long now until eurovision 2013 . ♫ ♪ ♥ ♥ report to the moderator