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Sing-a-Long at Skansen, Stockholm

18 Jun

The host of popular TV show Allsång på Skansen (Sing-a-Long at Skansen) Måns Zelmerlöw, is is carried by his young supporters in the audience. Photo: Lars-Eric Örthlund

Tuesday 26 June marks the beginning of the highlight of Swedish summer – the Sing-a-Long at Skansen (in Swedish Allsång på Skansen). This televised event is broadcast live between 8 and 9 PM every Tuesday evening until 14 August. So if you want to sing your heart out in the company of others, this is the place to be. The host of the show is the 26-year-old multi-talented Måns Zelmerlöw, former Idol, Dancing with the Stars and actor/dancer in the musical Grease.

The event has in increased in popularity over the years – the first sing-a-long was back 1979 – especially among the youth, and queues form early in the morning in order to get the best seats, although Skansen doesn’t open until 10 AM. The record audience is 36 000, but usually it’s about 20 000 people trying to get a peak at their favorite artist and sing-a-long. Both Swedish and international starts perform. On Tuesday, 10 July, Eurovision Song Contest winner 2012 Loreen will enter the stage.