Melodifestivalen is all kinds of amazing, but one of SVT’s sign language interpreters went the extra mile with his super enthusiastic signing — and he’s gone viral.

Interpreter Tommy Krångh has become a star in his own right from his amazing, energetic signing of #Melfest songs into Swedish Sign Language. He signed the winning song “Heroes” and the runner-up “Jag är fri (Manne leam frijje)”. But his signing of Magnus Carlsson’s “Möt mig i Gamla stan” is the stand-out performance – and has rightly seen Tommy go viral, with media in Norway, Ireland and even Australia noticing his work.

Swedish website DN.se report that Swedish viewers were especially switching over to the sign-language feed after they heard rumours of this amazing signer. And Tommy told the website that he’s thrilled that Swedish Sign Language is getting that level of exposure. This is the sixth year that Tommy and his colleagues have been signing Melodifestivalen, with their special theatrical style for the event.

It’s obvious that Tommy is a huge fan of Magnus and he loves “Möt mig i Gamla stan”. He doesn’t just convey the meaning of the lyrics to deaf viewers, but also the energy and emotion of this modern schlagerpop anthem. By the end of the song, Tommy seems to be even more into the performance than Magnus is. Give the man a raise!

And if you want a serious Tommy fix, here’s a compilation of all his Melfest 2015 moments: “Rise Like a Phoenix”, “Jag Är Fri”, “Möt Mig i Gamla Stan”, “Stonehenge”, and “Heroes”.

Tommy Krångh in action

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[…] feed of the festival was being shown on a cable access channel. Citing a Swedish newspaper report, a Eurovision news blog says viewership of the channel swelled as word of Krångh’s flair for interpretation began […]

Alex
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Alex

Lol they should get Evelina Sasenko back to sign One By One with Tommy as a duet!

Thiefo
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Haha this guy sure puts a lot of passion to what he does huh?

Btw, kudos to SVT for giving the option of sign language in their Melfest streams, very inclusive indeed. Another reason to love Sweden.

bavarson
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bavarson

Do you really think Estonia and Italy will be in top 5?

yay!
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yay!

wait, so YOU ARE SAYING that Sweden WILL NOT BE LIKED in ESC. Yet you are calling ME a sick idiot for not agreeing with you? You should chill out, cause you are the one who thinks he knows everything about the competition and that your feelings are the only truth! AND YOU KNOW WHAT? This is like the 100th time I see you arguing about your beloved Eric Saade or stating that Azerbaijan will be in top3 (whilst the Azeri song has been revealed just yesterday….). You should take a chillpill and STOP PREDICTING, CUZ YOUR ‘PREDICITIONS’ are SH*T,… Read more »

HiAll
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HiAll

Bavarson, Maybe the only thing you need is a hug? Relax and take it easy, eurovision is a contest for music and union.

bavarson
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bavarson

Eric Saade was much better for 40 countries, Mans Zelmerlow was good for one small (only 9 million residents) and stupid country.

bavarson
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bavarson

Russia and Azerbaijan always are low in odds, and they always achieve great results at Eurovision. Explain how it is possible?

bavarson
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bavarson

Maybe in small Melodifestivalen odds are results, but Eurovision is much bigger for sure. How to force viewers from 40 countries to vote for favorites?

bavarson
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bavarson

You are sick idiot, if you think Sweden will be 1st, Italy 2nd, Estonia 3rd. If the results are already known to you, why Eurovision is to be held in May??????

Cee
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Cee

How do you say MANS IS A HOMOPHOBE in sign language?

yay!
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yay!

just shut up bavarson. You were so wrong about Saade winning MelFest, and eventually the whole ESC with 400 points, nobody’s gonna listen to your crap anymore.

HiAll
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HiAll

TOMMY KRÅNGH , TAKE ALL MY MONEY!

bavarson
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bavarson

Melodifestivalen is a small and manipulated festival. Eurovision is much bigger. Russia, Spain and Azerbaijan are the best this year. Sweden does not deserve for top 3, and they have no chance in televoting.