Who are Eurovision 2024 hosts? Petra Mede and Malin Akerman to present grand final

Eurovision 2024 hosts Petra Mede and Malin Akerman
Eurovision 2024 hosts Petra Mede and Malin Akerman -Credit:Eurovision

This year's Eurovision Song Contest is now well under way and, as well as all eyes being on Sweden for this year's event, the hosts tasked with leading the coverage will be back in the spotlight for Saturday night's grand final.

Last year Eurovision fans were treated to star turns from the likes of Graham Norton, Alesha Dixon and Hannah Waddingham, with Hannah in particular earning rave reviews from fans, as the competition broadcast live from Liverpool, with the UK taking on the event on behalf of 2022 champions Ukraine.

Sweden are doing the honours this year after Loreen notched up her second Eurovision win with Tattoo 12 months ago, with Malmo chosen as the city to welcome acts and fans from across the globe. And, after two semi finals on May 7 and 9, this year's contest with culminate with the live grand final on May 11.

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There is an ever growing list of people who have hosted Eurovision, with Terry Wogan doing the honours for the UK in 1998, after years of commentating and, more recently, pop star Mika among the presenters in Turin in 2022. And this year's presenters are doing a great job, with the return of one of them causing particular excitement amongst fans.

Who are the Eurovision Song Contest 2024 hosts?

The 68th Eurovision Song Contest is being hosted by a Hollywood star and an iconic Eurovision-veteran, with Malin Åkerman and Petra Mede fronting all three live shows on May 7. 9 and 11. and viewers across the world absolutely loving their partnership in the semi finals, with the second seeing them lead a huge singalong and take part in Sweden's all singing, all dancing affectionate tribute to Eurovision.

Petra is certainly no stranger to hosting the contest, last doing the honours in 2016, after Sweden triumphed a year earlier with Måns Zelmerlöw's Heroes.

Delighted to be back, she commented: "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 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 is famous for a number of big movies roles, including starring opposite Tom Cruise in the film adaptation of musical Rock of Ages. Over the moon to be given the opportunity to host Eurovision, she said: "‘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."