Petra Mede

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Petra Mede
Petra Mede.jpg
Petra Mede at the 2013 Guldbagge Award
Born (1970-03-07) 7 March 1970 (age 45)
Stockholm, Sweden
Occupation Television presenter, Comedian
Known for Melodifestivalen 2009, Stockholm Live, Parlamentet, Eurovision Song Contest 2013

Petra Maria Mede (born 7 March 1970) is a Swedish comedienne, dancer and television host.[1] She grew up in Gothenburg. Mede is known for her several roles in comic shows and as a television presenter.

In 2009 she hosted Melodifestivalen 2009, where the Swedish entry for the Eurovision Song Contest 2009 was chosen [2] and was voted Sweden's best female comedian the same year.

In May 2013 she hosted the Eurovision Song Contest 2013 in Malmö, Sweden after Loreen's win in Baku in the previous year's competition. She performed an interval act during the grand final.[3][4]

In 2015 Petra along with Graham Norton, Hosted the Eurovision's Greatest Hits in March.

It was announced in May 2015 that Petra could be one of the potential hosts for the Eurovision Song Contest 2016 after her own country Sweden winning the contest in Eurovision Song Contest 2015.

Mede speaks fluent Swedish, English, Spanish and French.[5]

Work[edit]

TV shows[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Hon blir ny programledare | Melodifestivalen | Nöjesbladet | Aftonbladet". Aftonbladet.se. 2008-12-18. Retrieved 2012-08-08. 
  2. ^ "Petra Mede fick ledas av scenen | Melodifestivalen | Nöjesbladet | Aftonbladet". Aftonbladet.se. Retrieved 2012-08-08. 
  3. ^ "Petra Mede leder schlager-EM | Kultur | SvD" (in Swedish). Svd.se. 2013-01-28. Retrieved 2013-09-22. 
  4. ^ Sim, Jarmo. "Petra Mede to host Eurovision Song Contest 2013". EBU. Retrieved 28 January 2013. 
  5. ^ "Petra Mede leder schlager-EM | Kultur | SvD" (in Swedish). Svd.se. 2013-01-28. Retrieved 2013-09-22. 
Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Azerbaijan Leyla Aliyeva, Nargiz Berk-Petersen and Eldar Gasimov
Eurovision Song Contest presenter
2013
Succeeded by
Denmark Lise Rønne, Nikolaj Koppel and Pilou Asbæk