Swedish Eurovision and Melodifestivalen stars gathered for the charity concert Hela Sverige skramlar (All of Sweden rattles) and raised over 40 million krona (€4.2 million) to help refugees. The concert was staged at neat year’s Eurovision location, the Globe Arena, and proved the venue is a still a perfect place to stage an unforgettable show.
The four-and-a-half-hour concert (which you can view here) was co-hosted by Petra Mede, and she looked right at home on the Globe stage.
The event was a huge success, inspiring Swedes to donate generously, with the raised millions going to established charities helping refugees in Europe.
Amongst the stirring speeches (rock star statistician Hans Rosling gave a particularly inspirational talk) there were plenty of great performances, including many from from some of Sweden’s biggest Eurovision and Melodifestivalen stars.
Malena Ernman and Sarah Dawn Finer
Malena Ernman – who represented Sweden in 2009 – duetted with SDF on “Sverige”.
Of course Eurovision legend Carola had to be there. Carola – who has already been proactive with her involvement in the refugee crisis – performed her recent single, the stirring “Make a Change”.
Carola and Ola Salo
Carola also teamed up with Ola Salo, lead singer of the Swedish 2007 entry The Ark. The pair performed The Ark’s emotional song “Tell Me This Night Is Over”, which Carola has previously covered.
Darin, who was a semi-final interval act at Eurovision 2013, sang his big Swedish hit single “Ta mig tillbaka”.
Sanna Nielsen and Miss Li
The fabulous Sanna teamed up with Miss Li for a big soul performance of “With a Little Help From my Friends”.
And it wouldn’t be a party without Alcazar. The disco defenders pulled on their sequins and rocked the Globe with their 2009 Melodifestivalen entry “Stay the Night”.
And finally everyone was on stage for the big charity single “Alla kan göra nåt”.