Petra Mede to host Eurovision 2013

Petra Mede to host Eurovision 2013
Petra Mede is the host of Malmö 2013. Photo: Magnus Ragnvid
Malmö, Sweden -

The long-awaited moment has come, it's time to reveal the host of this year's Eurovision Song Contest. The one to get the job is the Swedish comedian Petra Mede!

Petra Mede is a Swedish comedian and television host from a previous life in the performing arts in Paris and Stockholm.

She first stepped into the limelight due to her success at stand-up comedy at the Bungy Comedy competition in March 2005, but also largely from her subsequent roles in some of the most popular comic television shows in Sweden.

In 2009 she was voted Sweden’s best female comedian and became the host of Melodifestivalen. Petra’s unique raw sense of humour led her to start her own Petra Mede Show on TV3 and today she continues to host A-list events, conferences, television shows and gigs all over Sweden.

Read more about her on the host page.


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  • Posted on 13/February 2013 at 03:49
    A great piece of news! It will be a guarantee of a entertaining and light Song Contest!

    Looking forward for it! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 3/February 2013 at 19:14
    I think Björn Gustafsson would be great as toilet cleaner in Malmö. Come on, he's awful and not funny at all. He just acts like an idiot. report to the moderator
  • Posted on 3/February 2013 at 19:07
    "Eric Saade? He said, he doesn't want to have anything to do with this any more"

    Is that correct? I hope so, what a relief! I don't have to endure his muppet face or his crap songs anymore!!! :D

    I hope the host is not as 'funny' as that retard who acted as spokeperson a couple of years ago. That was really embarrasing. report to the moderator
  • Posted on 31/January 2013 at 13:14
    KarabakhisofAzerbaijan, what do I have to accept?? I just meant that it don't have to be boring with one host, it can be better and that's one of the reasons why we have one this year. It don't have to be funnier with more hostess, as we could see in 2012. report to the moderator
  • Posted on 29/January 2013 at 10:06
    She seems sweet:):) report to the moderator
  • Posted on 29/January 2013 at 05:48
    Good luck! I want to see Bjorn Gustafsson. Get him some role. report to the moderator
  • Posted on 29/January 2013 at 05:45
    I wish her great success. I only want to see Bjorn Gustafsson. I was a bit dissapointed that Stockholm or Gotenborg isn't host city, but lets hope that Malmo will do justice in spite of small venue. report to the moderator
  • Posted on 29/January 2013 at 00:35
    Ok maybe I overreacted a bit,maybe she will be a great host I just didn't like her when she was hosting melodifestivalen. I don't think she is the right person for this task but maybe i'm wrong and she will do a great job with eurovision, we'll see in a few months. After all she is a good comedian and she does not deserve all these negative comments. report to the moderator
  • Posted on 29/January 2013 at 00:15
    I remember her from 2009's Mello. She made me laugh a lot. And what is more important, she can speak English fluently! I think SVT made an excellent choice. Good Luck Petra! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 28/January 2013 at 22:29
    good choice Sweden (Y) report to the moderator
  • Posted on 28/January 2013 at 22:15
    The host is pretty appropriate report to the moderator
  • Posted on 28/January 2013 at 21:42
    Well I think it's gd 2 have a change now &'again cos u can get bored of seeing 3 presenters. If u think about it since 1956 Eurovision started wiv only the 1 presenter report to the moderator
  • Posted on 28/January 2013 at 21:33
    Yeah, Petra! I don't know what is it, but... Petra Mede! Is... spectacular??? report to the moderator
  • Posted on 28/January 2013 at 21:02
    "We are One " is the theme for Eurovision 2013 - so a natural decision to have one presenter - Good luck to Petra report to the moderator
  • Posted on 28/January 2013 at 21:00
    Because of the financial crisis in Europe, we'll have only 1 host instead of 2 or 3. LOL it was a serious joke ;-) report to the moderator