Earlier today, the Swedish public broadcaster SVT, which will be doing next year’s Eurovision Song Contest in Stockholm, has revealed the names who will be making up the executive group, in charge of producing all three shows, the semifinals on May 10 and 12 and the grand final coming on the 14th of May 2015.
Some of the names were already chosen three years ago for the contest in Malmö, after Loreen’s victory in Baku. The Executive Producers, Martin Österdahl and Johan Bernhagen. have put together a core team, with some of them having the experience of the ESC in 2013 and the possibility of viewing the event with brand new eyes.
2016’s Core team is formed by:
- Martin Österdahl- Executive Producer (Former positions include program director at SVT, ESC 2013). He is ultimately responsible and executive contact within SVT and the EBU as well as the project’s main spokesperson.
- Johan Bernhagen – Executive Producer (ESC 2013, The Royal Wedding in 2010). Leading the project’s daily activities.
- Tobias Åberg – Head of Production (ESC 2013).
- Christer Björkman – Contest Producer (ESC 2013 and HoD for Sweden in the contest). Responsible for competitive grants, look and feel, the running order and Head of Delegation of Services at the arena.
- Sven Stojanovic – Show Producer. He will be responsible for the television experience and all the contents of the three transmissions, in addition to the entries.
- Lotta Loosme – Head of Communications. Responsible for branding, press and marketing.
- Sofi Franzén – Head of Events, City and Partners. Responsible for the event experience of ESC as well as issues related to sponsorship and tickets.
- Josephine Making Weekender – Executive Assistant and Office Manager. Office Manager for ESC and backs up the Core team in the management of the project.
Eurovision 2016 will take place in Stockholm live from the Globe Arena, mostly known as Globen in Sweden, on May 10,12,14. Do you think they will be improving Malmö’s contest? Tell us your impressions about it and stay tuned for the latest info about the contest and national finals on our website!