Fans are over the moon (Picture: Eurovision)
The Eurovision Song Contest has revealed that a Hollywood star is set to co-host this year’s ceremony – and fans don’t know how to handle their excitement.
In 2024, the spectacular singing competition is due to take place in Malmö, Sweden after Loreen won last year with her powerful track Tattoo.
Anticipation is already soaring as people speculate over the odds of who’ll go home victorious, and who’ll steal the show with the most unforgettable and campest performances.
The official social media channels for Eurovision has now announced the presenters, with Swedish comedian and dancer Petra Mede teaming up with Swedish-American film actress Malin Åkerman to host the festivities.
Many people may know Malin, 45, through her many movie roles, including starring in The Heartbreak Kid, 27 Dresses and Watchmen.
Born in Stockholm, the actress moved to Canada when she was a child, before relocating to Los Angeles in 2001 to pursue her acting career full-time.
‘The theme of this year is going to be girl power,’ one fan remarked (Picture: Eurovision Song Contest)
Celebrated performer Petra, 53, will be hosting Eurovision for the third time, having previously presented the ceremony in 2013 and 2016.
As can be expected, fans have been ‘screaming’ over the news that Malin and Petra will be joining forces.
‘Petra Mother hosting for the 3rd time OMG,’ a very excited Mark wrote on X.
‘YAS QWEENS👑 Ok the theme of this year is going to be girl power ❤️,’ said Tom.
‘2 Female hosts, and 12/17 of the chosen artists so far having a lead female vocalist & Female empowerment songs from several countries 💃🏻 We are obligated to stan 🤩.’
The contest is being held in Sweden this year after Loreen’s victory in 2023 (Picture: Martin Meissner/AP)
‘Petra Mede coming back to Eurovision is my equivalent of a Taylor Swift album announcement,’ Jasmine shared.
Sophie also added: ‘Malin seems super cool!! We know what Petra can do but I’m really excited to see a new name,’ while Daniel described the duo as a ‘dream team! 🥰’.
Earlier this year, Eurovision commentating legend Graham Norton revealed who his ‘winner’ of the 2024 competition is… and it’s not the UK.
After discussing UK representative Olly Alexander’s prospects, he then quipped about his home country of Ireland: ‘You know, Ireland will win again! They will! Hope springs eternal.’
The Eurovision Song Contest is set to take place between May 7 and May 11 this year.
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