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This list includes those who have acted as presenters of Melodifestivalen . In 1986, there were two presenters for the first time, while in 2000, 2004, 2005 and 2006, various people presented the shows.
|1960||Jeannette von Heidenstam|
|1961||Jeannette von Heidenstam|
|1964||Sweden did not participate in Eurovision|
|1970||Sweden did not participate in Eurovision|
|1976||Sweden did not participate in Eurovision|
|1981||Janne Loffe Carlsson|
|1986||Lennart Swahn and Tommy Engstrand|
|1989||Yvonne Ryding Bergqvist and John Chrispinsson|
|1992||Adde Malmberg and Claes Malmberg|
|1993||Triple & Touch|
|1994||Kattis Ahlström and Sven Melander|
|1995||Pernilla Månsson Colt|
|1996||Pontus Gårdinger and Siw Malmkvist|
|1998||Pernilla Månsson Colt and Magnus Karlsson|
|1999||Anders Lundin and Vendela Kirsebom Thommesen|
|2000|| Carola Häggkvist |
|2001||Josefine Sundström and Henrik Olsson|
|2002||Kristin Kaspersen and Claes Åkesson|
|2003||Mark Levengood and Jonas Gardell|
|2004|| Charlotte Perrelli, Ola Lindholm and Peter Settman (semi-finals & final)|
Liza Marklund, Elin "Grynet" Ek and Henrik Johnsson (second chance)
|2005|| Alexandra Pascalidou and Shan Atçi (semi-final 1)|
Henrik Schyffert and Erik Haag (semi-final 2)
Johanna Westman and Markoolio (semi-final 3)
Kayo and Micke Leijnegard (semi-final 4)
Annika Jankell (second chance)
Jill Johnson and Mark Levengood (final)
|2006|| Lena Philipsson (semi-finals & final)|
Carin Hjulström-Livh and Henrik Johnson (second chance)
|2010||Måns Zelmerlöw, Christine Meltzer and Dolph Lundgren|
|2011||Rickard Olsson and Marie Serneholt|
|2012||Gina Dirawi, Sarah Dawn Finer and Helena Bergström|
|2013||Gina Dirawi and Danny Saucedo|
|2014||Nour El-Refai and Anders Jansson|
|2015||Sanna Nielsen and Robin Paulsson|
|2016|| Gina Dirawi (all shows)|
Petra Mede (semi-final 1)
Charlotte Perrelli (semi-final 2)
Henrik Schyffert (semi-final 3)
Sarah Dawn Finer (semi-final 4)
Ola Salo, Peter Jöback (second chance)
William Spetz (final)
|2017||Clara Henry, David Lindgren and Hasse Andersson|
|2018||David Lindgren and Fab Freddie|
|2019||Sarah Dawn Finer, Kodjo Akolor, Marika Carlsson and Eric Saade|
|2020||Linnea Henriksson, Lina Hedlund and David Sundin|
|2021|| Christer Björkman (all shows)|
Lena Philipsson (semi-final 1)
Oscar Zia, Anis Don Demina (semi-final 2)
Jason Diakité (semi-final 3)
Per Andersson, Pernilla Wahlgren (semi-final 4)
Shirley Clamp (second chance)
Måns Zelmerlöw, Shima Niavarani (final)
|Elisabeth Andreassen (part of Chips)||1982||8th||67|
|Lasse Holm (with Monica Törnell)||1986||5th||78|
|Ola Salo (as member of The Ark)||2007||18th||51|
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