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Eurovision 2016 to be hosted in Sweden

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This year was the 60th anniversary of Eurovision with the slogan of “Building Bridges” and it featured a lot of new things: Australia competed for the first time (came in 5th place) China was watching live for the first time, a record amount of performers wearing capes, and sadly there were no ridiculous, over the top performances that showcase the true (weird) spirit of Eurovision.

There was however, Sweden – which was a refreshing change from all the boring (yet, admittedly sometimes very beautiful) ballads this year. It was a very unique performance and a fresh sound that made Måns Zelmerlöw a favorite to win from the very begining …and then won after a tight point race with Russia and Italy.

This victory officially puts Sweden in second place for most Eurovisions wins ever (previously tied for second place with two others) with SIX successful songs!  Check out this blog post for videos of Sweden’s five previous winners (1974, 1984, 1991, 1999, 2012), the four different arenas where Sweden hosted. The 2016 Eurovision is expected to once again, for the third time, be hosted at Globen.

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Congratulations to Sweden and Måns! Looking forward to seeing the show next year.

If you weren’t following #Eurovision2015 on twitter last night while watching – you missed out on half the entertainment, I’ve found that it’s the best way to enjoy Eurovision

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6 thoughts on “Eurovision 2016 to be hosted in Sweden

  1. when did they move globen to malmö?

  2. Hi Meg! I just found your blog and love it, I think it will be great for my husband to read – I’m Swedish and moved to NY to marry him and have been here for a year now, but we’re planning on moving to Sweden in a few years. I literally just wrote my first blog post about living in NY as a Swede (https://vonzeipel.wordpress.com). Look forward to reading more of you!

  3. I was so excited that we won!!

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