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.