The hosts of the Eurovision Song Contest (ESC) 2024 have been announced. Malin Åkerman and Petra Mede will host the event, with the announcement coming this Monday, just over three months before the scheduled dates of May 7, 9, and 11 in Malmö, Sweden.
Petra Mede needs no introduction, having previously hosted the ESC in 2013 (also in Malmö) and in 2016, where she, along with Måns Zelmerlöw, featured in the iconic interval act Love, Love, Peace, Peace.
As for Malin Åkerman, currently residing in Los Angeles, she was born in Sweden and raised in Canada. The actress has appeared in films such as The Heartbreak Kid and Watchmen, sharing the screen with names like Tom Cruise and Jennifer Aniston. Last year, she starred in the film The Final Race.
Speaking to Eurovision.tv, Petra Mede said: “Imagine getting the chance to host Eurovision once again! It’s such an incredible honor. After first hosting it alone and then together with the delightful Måns Zelmerlöw by my side, I am now really looking forward to working with Malin. We don’t know each other from before, but we have met a couple of times now, and I’m already completely sold. It’s going to be a joy to work with her!”.
Malin Åkerman commented: “I can’t really describe my feelings about this. I am very excited and a little nervous, but in a positive way. I have always liked Eurovision and to be a part of this fantastic show together with Petra is a dream come true. Additionally, Petra is one of the funniest women I’ve ever met”.