Christer Björkman and Per Blankens have joined the Eurovision Song Contest 2024 Core Team as Contest Producer and TV Producer respectively.
Since representing Sweden at Eurovision 1992, Christer Björkman has worked on both Melodifestivalen and Eurovision Song Contest. From 2001 to 2021, he worked in various roles, including presenting the contest in 2021. He has also been Head of Delegation for Sweden in Eurovision and Junior Eurovision. This is not Christer’s first time working on the production of Eurovision, as he was Show Producer in 2013 and Contest Producer in 2016.
Christer commented on his role:
“Eurovision’s values are more important than ever, where diversity and community are the foundation. Therefore, I am extremely proud to once again be one of the producers for this event – it was impossible to say no”.
Per Blankens has worked on several music competitions around the world, including American Idol and The Next for Dragon TV in Shanghai. In 2006 and 2007, he worked on Melodifestivalen alongside Christer. Both of them also worked together on the American Song Contest. Per will be responsible for the execution and content of the three live shows, with the exception of the competition elements.
“I remember my years at Melodifestivalen as fantastic, but to be able to participate in the big Eurovision Song Contest party in this way is a dream come true. To be able to work so closely with Eurovision’s television elite will be an incredible adventure!”
Chister and Per join the previously announced Core Team for the Eurovision Song Contest 2024:
- Ebba Adielsson – Executive Producer
- Christel Tholse Willers – Executive Producer for Communication, Press, Brand and Events
- Tobias Åberg – Head of Prodcution
- Johan Bernhagen – Executive Line Producer
Loreen won the 67th edition of the Eurovision Song Contest for Sweden with “Tattoo”. She is the first female two-time winner of the competition, having previously won the 2012 contest with “Euphoria”.
This is Sweden’s seventh Eurovision win, following victories in 1974, 1984, 1991, 1999, 2012 and 2015. This makes Sweden the joint most successful country in Eurovision alongside Ireland. Loreen has also become the first woman and the second person overall to win Eurovision twice.
Malmö will host the contest for the third time, having previously hosted in 1992 and 2013.
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