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