Allsång på Skansen is the most popular Swedish summertime singalong TV series and the newly announced 2016 line-up is packed full of Eurovision and Melodifestivalen stars, including Eurovision winner Jamala and Melfest 2016 stars Oscar Zia and SaRaHa.
The show — which Måns Zelmerlöw presented from 2011 to 2013 — will this year be presented by Sweden’s 2014 Eurovision representative Sanna Nielsen, who’ll put her formidable talents as both a singer and presenter to good use.
And she’ll be bringing a line-up full of Sweden’s finest. The first show kicks off with a performance from Sweden’s 2016 Eurovision star, Frans Jeppsson Wall, with the Ukrainian winner Jamala also performing later in the series – a rare Allsång appearance from a non-Swedish Eurovision winner. It may be chance for Jamala to show off her lighter jazz performance styles as well as reprise “1944”.
The show will also have a solid roster of former Swedish Eurovision stars, including Lill-Babs (1961), Lill Lindfors (1966, 1985 presenter), Martin Stenmarck (SE 2005), Malena Ernman (SE 2009), as well as one-quarter of ABBA, Benny Andersson and his orchestra.
And Melodifestivalen is represented with 2016 runner-up Oscar Zia and breakout star SaRaha. The show will also feature past Melfest stars, such as Lisa Nilsson (1989), Sonja Aldén (2006, 2007, 2012) and seven-time veteran Anders Glenmark.
On the lighter side, the show will also feature YouTuber Daniel Norberg, who is well known for his annual parodies of Melodifestivalen. What will he bring to the Allsång stage?
Outside the Eurovision and Melfest bubble, there’ll be plenty of performances from Swedish popstars, including Miriam Bryant, Daniel Adams-Ray, Laleh and Veronica Maggio.
Also performing will be our favourite Norwegian junior baes, Marcus & Martinus.
And if that wasn’t exciting enough, wiwivision contestant Zara Larsson will take a brief pause in her relentless mission to take over the world to perform on the final episode.
Allsång på Skansen 2016 schedule
Episode 1: Tuesday 28 June
BAO – Benny Anderssons Orkester
Frans Jeppsson Wall
Episode 2: Tuesday 5 July
Episode 3: Tuesday 12 July
Marcus & Martinus
Episode 4: Tuesday 19 July
Episode 5: Tuesday 26 July
Smith & Thell
Episode 6: Tuesday 2 August
Episode 7: Tuesday 9 August
Sten & Stanley
Episode 8: Tuesday 16 August
Lill Lindfors & John Lundvik
Tensta Gospel Choir
‘1944’ is far from a radio pop song. Allsång is a long Swedish tradition. It’s like Eurovision with more grandmothers in the audience. And there are sing -a -longs! They have had other Eurovision winners like godess Conchita on stage! If you like Allsång, try Lotta på Liseberg ( or frå Liseberg– prepositions!). She sends her show from Sweden’s Tv4 from Gøteborg!
Like it or not, I don’t care darling.
And don’t be surprised that “LoveWave” is not a charts hit. This song makes you say “WTF” when you first listen to it. It’s so special and unique that one has to listen to it multiple times in order to understand it. Most people like songs that make you love them since the very beginning. “LoveWave” is not one of them.
I totally agree with Hermès. And I want to add that Jamala won because of her emotional and fantastic performance and not because of politics. How many televoters know the lyrics of each song and what they talk about? Very few, trust me. Most of them care for the song and the performance. Also, the juries appreciated Jamala’s talent and they voted accordingly. I’m sure some jury members voted politically but let’s not exaggerate. Most of them loved this amazing song. The rest are excuses.
I’m always mesmerized with the stupidity of people looking at 1944’s charts compared to mainstream pop songs. If you want to compare 1944 ratings, go look for non mainstream, jazz songs charts. She’s not a pop artist. It’s like comparing Lykke Li’s album sales to Rihanna’s. Yes, Jamala won Eurovision with a song that doesn’t call for big mainstream radio success. That’s quite an achievement actually, but if will fuel both claims, either that politics won, or that her emotional delivery won Europe’s hearts. Eurovision success has never been about radio hits. It’s about getting your performance appreciated the most… Read more »
Who cares? I don’t.
she might have flopped in sweden but she has charted elsewhere. besides, given that the contest was in Stockholm this year, it makes sense for the winner, regardless of their nationality, to perform
Jamala has other songs, this is a chance for her to break through internationally and show what she got.
And so what if 1944 was a flop? That doesn’t stop her form performing it. Emmelie DeForest and Conchita Wurst also charted pretty low in Sweden, yet they performed all summer long in various festivals and programs.
Jamala has other nice music, it’s so dully to judge a singer looking at one song…
Why will Jamala be there? She was a total flop in Sweden, 1944 charted so low.