Inför Eurovision (Ahead of Eurovision) – preview show on SVT gets new concept in 2013. The panel that previously commented on the different entries is now replaced by a single guest, who will go more into depth. Niklas Strömstedt replaced busy Christer Björkman as host and he will be assisted by journalist Malin Roos. “We wanted a change, and create a more personal relationship with the guests”, says Meta Bergquist, project manager. “We have done it for many years, and it has been good, but now it’s time to show the audience something else”.
During the four weeks program will be attended by Rickard Engfors, Shirley Clamp, Martin Rolinski and Robin Stjernberg. Together with hosts they will decide on which song they think is the strongest of bunch from 8 to 11 entries. The trio must agree on one entry and during the last program, one song will be crowned as the one having most chances to win at Eurovision 2013 by the decision of Stjernberg, Strömstedt and Roos. In addition to the voting, each program will include reports and archive material on various countries. On April 21, it’s time for the premiere.