For the first time, international fans will have the chance to watch Melodifestivalen’s final with live English commentary!
Bella Qvist, Sweden, and Olivia Le Poidevin, Great Britain will be the commentators on Saturday night. Bella works at Sveriges Radio, she has lived in the UK for ten years working as a freelance journalist and has also appeared at the BBC as a Eurovision expert and guest panelist. Olivia works as a journalist at the BBC. She is a big Eurovision fan and has reported on the contest for the BBC World Service and ESC United in Copenhagen, Vienna, and Stockholm.
“It feels good to be able to reach out with Melodifestivalen to fans outside of Sweden, a body of viewers that year after year show their love for the program which has never been returned. With their dedication and their love for the show Olivia and Bella will guide our English-speaking viewers through the night in a fantastic way.” – Anette Brattström project manager of Melodifestivalen 2021.
“I’ve always been in awe of the quality of the acts that Sweden sends from Melodifestivalen to Eurovision. And it’s so exciting that now, this year, the world can watch to see who will represent Sweden this year. I can’t wait to help you dance through your night at Melfest.” – Olivia Le Poidevin
“I am so happy to be part of this exciting new venture welcoming the many, old and new, non-Swedish-speaking viewers to the wonderful world of Melodifestivalen. I know so many people tune in to Melodifestivalen from around the world every week, and I can’t wait to guide you all through the wonders of Melfest. We see you, we love you, and we welcome you aboard the Mello train.” – Bella Qvist
You can watch the live show with English commentary on Saturday March 13th at 20:00 CET HERE.