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”.

Carola

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”.

https://youtu.be/JbyQ44gDaRk

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.

https://youtu.be/RnrwggtnvV8

Darin

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”.

Alcazar

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”.

https://youtu.be/wY2Uy5Hg1Ro

Everyone!

And finally everyone was on stage for the big charity single “Alla kan göra nåt”.

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George
5 years ago

@davve

Oh yeah shame on your country that treats refugees (not f*ckin immigrants) like they are human beings. We should all take notes from lovely Hungary.

davve
davve
5 years ago

Doing a big gala they can.. but not take care of the massive wave of immigrants that comes to sweden. shame on my country…… sweden will soon become the islamic state of sweden….yuckk

Mario Esc-Fan
Mario Esc-Fan
5 years ago

( But thanks to you for reading that philosophical text of mine though..) ————————— Well…To let you know,its easy when only too few articles are posted everyday here on WB… And i tend to post my comments in very short time…So most of the time i’m bored & wait for all new articles to pop up here & keep refreshing the page many times during the day.. Its not like i am here all day & all night long.. Anyone of you guys could do the same thing & post in every wiwi article if he desired to…Its not big… Read more »

Anonymous
Anonymous
5 years ago

Mario, I’m really curious, what do you do for a living? How do you find the time to write comments long as novels – and usually two or three of them – in every wiwibloggs article?

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There needs to be a filter
5 years ago

Thank you Mario for this news report/philosophy statement

Mario Esc~Fan
Mario Esc~Fan
5 years ago

Well…Of course.. Sweden really has the power to help them.. Its a wealthy nation that became top developed country with rising economy & industry…The Swedes did not face any wars or crisis all these decades so they managed to keep rising & rising with no staying behind stuck…Their geographical place helped them indeed.. Any country that would be in the lucky prosperous situation of Sweden would had become high developed country.. Here in Greece everything have fallen apart & everyone is sufferring with the crash down of our economy & huge rate of unemployment SO the last thing that we… Read more »