Each year on July 14th SVT put together an entertainment show for Princess Victoria of Sweden’s birthday or in Swedish, Victoriadagen. The lineup reflects the Swedish heir apparent’s well known love of Melodifestivalen but this isn’t just a cute gift y’all. It’s also a fundraiser in aid of the Crown Princess Victoria fund, which supports leisure and recreational activities for children with chronic disabilities and illnesses.
Sweden’s 2014 Eurovision contestant, seven-time Melodifestivalen entrant and bronze-place finisher Sanna Nielsen will headline this year’s concert. The concert is just another stop on Nielsen’s busy summer, which has included a string of live apperances including Allsång på Skansen and releasing her new album ‘7’ which hit #1 on the Swedish charts.
Sanna isn’t the only #melfest14 alum appearing for the Birthday Celebrations though – Alcazar will also be appearing at the Concert after recently releasing their new single ‘Good Lovin’. Fellow finalists Panetoz, and Swedish music stars Lill Lindförs and Linnea Henriksson are among those set to take to the stage.
The celebrations have been held ever year since 1979 on the island of Öland. Former Eurovision and Melodifestivalen stars including Robin Stjernberg, Agnes, Loreen and Danny Saucedo have all appeared at the celebrations in the past.
You can watch ‘Grattis Kronprinsessan’ live at 21:00 (CET) tonight on SVT.
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