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Jovan Radomir

Jovan Radomir
Jovan Radomir, ESC2016 02.jpg
Radomir in 2016
Born (1963-09-08) 8 September 1963 (age 55)
OccupationTelevision presenter

Jovan Radomir (born 8 September 1963 in Srbac, SR Bosnia and Herzegovina, SFR Yugoslavia) is a Swedish television presenter, best known for presenting music programmes for Sveriges Television (SVT).

He has also worked as an actor, author and lyricist.

Early life

Radomir moved to Sweden as a child at the age of two, spending his childhood in Katrineholm before moving to Stockholm in the 1990s.[1]

Television career

Since joining SVT, Radomir has mainly presented music programmes such as Voxpop, Folktoppen,[2] Megadrom,[2] One Night with Elvis, Hårdrocknatten, and 80 tals natten.[3] As an interviewer at Voxpop he got to interview the members of U2 as the only Swedish media during that stint in Sweden.[2] He also during the same time presented the music show Musikbyrån at SVT.[4] He has as well presented Folktoppen, a chart show in 2005 at SVT along with Shirley Clamp and David Bexelius.[5]

In 2005, he along with Sveriges Radio presenter Håkan Persson presented a simultaneous broadcast between SVT and Sveriges Radio of Iron Maiden's concert at Ullevi.[6] In 2007 he was part of a sports-panel at Sveriges Radios sport show Sportsnack.[7]

He has also chaired interviews with artists such as Eminem, Iron Maiden, Metallica and U2, and reported on the work of Swedish charity Världens Barn in Africa and South America.[8]

He has also presented SVT24's coverage of the Basketligan play-offs.[9] He was one of the presenters for the Swedish broadcast of the Live Earth gala in 2007.[10]

Radomir has produced the documentary series ”Svenskarna i Guca” (Swedes in Guca) for SVT, a documentary about the Roman band Süperstar Orkestar in southern Serbia.[11]

Eurovision Song Contest

Radomir was the Swedish spokesperson at the Eurovision Song Contest in 2004 and 2006, announcing the results of the national televoting. When he presented the votes in 2004, he gave the points for Serbia and Montenegro in Serbian, while in 2006 he gave the points for Bosnia and Herzegovina in Bosnian.[12]

In 2005, Radomir wrote the lyrics to the song "You're Gonna Get What You Deserve" performed by singer Nikita in the Bosnian national final for the Eurovision Song Contest 2005.[13][14]

In 2008 and 2009, Radomir and Nina Radulovic presented the show Eurovision Countdown which aired in 43 countries that participated in the Eurovision Song Contest.[15][16] The show had approximately 200 million viewers.[16][17]

Radomir also wrote the lyrics to "Destiny", the English translation of "Molitva" (Молитва), which would go on to win the 2007 contest. He has also released a self-titled remix of the song.[18]

Ahead of the 2015 contest, he helped Swedish artist Måns Zelmerlöw to appear on X Factor Adria a few days before the final.[19]

Radomir was announced on 21 January 2016 as host of the semi-final allocation draw for the 2016 contest, alongside Alexandra Pascalidou.[20] The draw was held on 25 January in Stockholm City Hall and broadcast live on SVT Play and the contest's official YouTube channel.[21]

Personal life

In 2011, Radomir was in a relationship with Johanna Reimer. The couple had their first child in 2011.[22] Alongside Catarina Rolfsdotter-Jansson, he gave commentary on the red carpet event held on 8 May in front of Stockholm Palace preceding the opening ceremony in Stockholm City Hall. Radomir also hosted the press conferences for the contest.[23]

In 2014, Radomir received criticism after giving support to the group Justitia Pax Veritas which denies the Srebrenica massacre and calls it a myth.[24]


Radomir played a border control officer in the 2002 movie Hundtricket – The Movie, (Swedish: The Dog Trick) which also starred Alexander Skarsgård and Josephine Bornebusch.[25][26]

He also starred as a television presenter in an episode of the 2003 SVT drama Belinder auktioner (Swedish: Belinder Auctions).[27]


In 2011, Radomir published Mitt Balkan: mat och människor (Swedish: My Balkans: food and people), a collection of some of his favourite Serbian dishes.[28]


  1. ^ Radio, Sveriges. "I hängmattan med Jovan Radomir - P4 Sörmland". Sveriges Radio. Retrieved 1 November 2016.
  2. ^ a b c "SVT-profilen Jovan Radomir: "Att få barn senare i livet har hållit mig ung"". Retrieved 1 November 2016.
  3. ^ Grenninger, Anna-Karin (28 March 2006). "Han tar över "Folktoppen"" [He takes over "Folktoppen"]. Aftonbladet (in Swedish). Retrieved 23 January 2016.
  4. ^ ""Jag vill inte dö nyfiken"". Retrieved 1 November 2016.
  5. ^ "Shirley korar Sveriges största stjärna". Retrieved 1 November 2016.
  6. ^ "Radio och tv samsänder Iron Maiden - DN.SE". Dagens Nyheter. 9 July 2005. Retrieved 1 November 2016.
  7. ^ Radio, Sveriges. "Sportsnack: Lyssna på hetaste debatten - Radiosporten". Sveriges Radio. Retrieved 1 November 2016.
  8. ^ "Pressinbjudan: Boksläpp – Jovan Radomir berättar om "Mitt Balkan"" [Press invitation: Book release – Jovan Radomir talks about "My Balkans"] (in Swedish). 22 September 2011. Retrieved 23 January 2016.
  9. ^ "Basket på tv i helgen, 3-4 mars - Henrik Löwenhamn". 3 March 2007. Retrieved 1 November 2016.
  10. ^ "SVT sänder 22 timmar i sträck. - DN.SE". Dagens Nyheter. 7 July 2007. Retrieved 1 November 2016.
  11. ^ "Ny dokumentärserie om romsk musik". Sydsvenskan. Retrieved 1 November 2016.
  12. ^ Petersson, Emma (21 January 2016). "Se semifinallottningen inför Eurovision Song Contest 2016 i Stockholm" (in Swedish). Sveriges Television. Archived from the original on 26 January 2016. Retrieved 23 January 2016.
  13. ^ "Svensklåten utslagen i Bosnien". Aftonbladet. Retrieved 1 November 2016.
  14. ^ Spektra. "Inget schlager-EM för Jovan Radomir". Svenska Dagbladet. Retrieved 1 November 2016.
  15. ^ "Eurovision Countdown 2008-2". Archived from the original on 1 November 2016. Retrieved 1 November 2016.
  16. ^ a b "Jovan leder tv-show – för 200 milj tittare". Aftonbladet. Retrieved 1 November 2016.
  17. ^ "Jovan Radomir leder europeisk tv-show - DN.SE". Dagens Nyheter. 29 April 2008. Retrieved 1 November 2016.
  18. ^ Sjödin, Frida (13 May 2007). "Superbt, Serbien!" [Superb, Serbia!]. Aftonbladet (in Swedish). Retrieved 23 January 2016.
  19. ^ Ek, Tobbe (17 May 2015). "Samtidigt i Belgrad – Jovan Radomir stöttar Måns under intervjuer med serbisk press" [While in Belgrade – Jovan Radomir supports Måns during interviews with Serbian press]. Aftonbladet (in Swedish). Retrieved 23 January 2016.
  20. ^ Jordan, Paul (21 January 2016). "Semi-Final Allocation Draw on Monday, pots revealed". Retrieved 23 January 2016.
  21. ^ "Inför semifinallottningen till ESC 2016" [Before the semi-final draw for ESC 2016]. ESC-Panelen (in Swedish). 22 January 2016. Retrieved 24 January 2016.
  22. ^ "Jovan pappa: Det är efterlängtat och omtumlande". Expressen. Retrieved 1 November 2016.
  23. ^ Albinsson, Mathilde (2 May 2016). "Få mer av Eurovision – se presskonferenserna live" [See more of Eurovision – watch the press conferences live]. Sveriges Television. Retrieved 10 August 2016.
  24. ^ "SVT pressar Jovan Radomir". Resume. Retrieved 1 November 2016.
  25. ^ sfi databas Jovan Radomir Archived 2016-01-30 at the Wayback Machine Retrieved 23 January 2016
  26. ^ Eriksson, Karoline (24 October 2002). "Recension: Hundtricket (Film)" [Review: The Dog Trick (film)]. Svenska Dagbladet (in Swedish). Retrieved 23 January 2016.
  27. ^ ""Belinder Auctions" Förfalskningarna (TV Episode 2003)". Retrieved 1 November 2016 – via
  28. ^ Bekkeli, Tommy (28 October 2014). "Mitt Balkan: mat och människor" [My Balkans: food and people]. (in Swedish). Retrieved 23 January 2016.

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