Petra Mede

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Petra Mede
Petra Mede.jpg
Petra Mede at the 2013 Guldbagge Awards
Born Petra Maria Mede
(1970-03-07) 7 March 1970 (age 45)
Stockholm, Sweden
Occupation Television presenter, comedian
Years active 2005–present
Known for Hosting Melodifestivalen in 2009, 2016 and the Eurovision Song Contest in 2013 and 2016
Partner(s) Mattias Günther
Children 1

Petra Maria Mede (born 7 March 1970) is a Swedish comedian, dancer, actress and television presenter.[1] She was born in Stockholm and grew up in Gothenburg. Mede is known for her several roles in comic shows and as a television presenter. She is best known for hosting the Eurovision Song Contest twice in 2013 and 2016.


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 Mede, along with Graham Norton, hosted the Eurovision's Greatest Hits concert show on 31 March at the Eventim Apollo, in Hammersmith, London.[5] In 2016, Mede was chosen to host the first semi-final of the Swedish Melodifestivalen 2016 with Gina Dirawi at the Scandinavium in Gothenburg.[6]

On 14 December 2015, SVT announced in a press conference that Mede and Måns Zelmerlöw would co-host the Eurovision Song Contest 2016.[7] This will be Mede's second time hosting the contest.

Personal life[edit]

Mede speaks fluent Swedish, English, Spanish and French.[8] Together with her partner Mattias Günther, she has a daughter born in 2012.[9]





  1. ^ "Hon blir ny programledare | Melodifestivalen | Nöjesbladet | Aftonbladet". 2008-12-18. Retrieved 2012-08-08. 
  2. ^ "Petra Mede fick ledas av scenen | Melodifestivalen | Nöjesbladet | Aftonbladet". Retrieved 2012-08-08. 
  3. ^ "Petra Mede leder schlager-EM | Kultur | SvD" (in Swedish). 2013-01-28. Retrieved 2013-09-22. 
  4. ^ Sim, Jarmo. "Petra Mede to host Eurovision Song Contest 2013". EBU. Retrieved 28 January 2013. 
  5. ^ Martinsson, Anders. "Petra Mede aktuell för Eurovision-jubileum" [Petra Mede current Eurovision anniversary] (in Swedish). Göteborgs Posten. Retrieved 24 October 2014. 
  6. ^ Escudero, Victor (30 November 2015). "Sweden: Who will compete in Melodifestivalen 2016?". Retrieved 3 December 2015. 
  7. ^ "Petra Mede and Måns Zelmerlöw to host in Stockholm!". Retrieved 2015-12-14. 
  8. ^ "Petra Mede leder schlager-EM | Kultur | SvD" (in Swedish). 2013-01-28. Retrieved 2013-09-22. 
  9. ^ "Petra Mede leder schlager-EM", Göteborgs Posten

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Azerbaijan Leyla Aliyeva, Nargiz Berk-Petersen and Eldar Gasimov
Eurovision Song Contest presenter
Succeeded by
Denmark Lise Rønne, Nikolaj Koppel and Pilou Asbæk
Preceded by
Austria Mirjam Weichselbraun, Alice Tumler and Arabella Kiesbauer
Eurovision Song Contest presenter
(with Måns Zelmerlöw)

Succeeded by