It’s the hit Norwegian television series that’s gripping Sweden (and the rest of the world). Now Melodifestivalen will pay tribute to Skam with a parody, starring show host Clara Henry in the style of cool girl Noora with Eurovision 2009 winner Alexander Rybak as her floppy-haired bae.

The real William and Noora from Skam

The series will be called Smak (taste), a twist on Skam (shame). Unlike Rybak’s usual national final appearances, this won’t involve him turning up just for an encore performance of “Fairytale”.

Instead he joins with Melfest host David Lindgren as part of a guy gang. While the group in Skam were known as The Penetrators, the Smak equivalent are The Mellohaters. Ah, we see where they’re going with this.

SVT aren’t giving away too much about the parody, but it does appear that The Mellohaters are a band, so a performance of “Fairytale” might not totally be out of the question.

A clip has been released showing Clara perfecting Noora’s cool girl look, complete with matt lipstick. Along comes slow-motion Rybak with a William-style fringe. It’s very Skam.

The Skam parody marks Rybak’s second appearance in an SVT production. He appeared last year as part of the very successful “Love Love Peace Peace” performance at the Eurovision grand final.

Melodifestivalen producer Mani Massera told SVT that Rybak is unable to attend the grand final of Melodifestivalen, but was able to make time to film the clip.

Melodifestivalen 2017 has been criticised for the disappointing quality of the humour and the interval acts. However, the show has picked up. Last Saturday’s Andra Chansen round featured the Nordberg Brothers perform a live-action version of their popular Mello parody. Swedish pop star Zara Larsson has also been confirmed to perform at the grand final.

The grand final of Melodifestivalen 2017 screens this Saturday at 20:00 CET. We’ll be at Friends Arena in Stockholm with full coverage. Or if you want some Norwegian realness, the grand final of Melodi Grand Prix will screen at 20:55 CET. Rounding out the evening will also be the grand finals from Lithuania (20:00 CET) and Iceland (20:45 CET).

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John H
John H
3 years ago

OMG! Skam and Eurovision, my two favourite things! This just saved Melfest for me tbh

Just Me
Just Me
3 years ago

Never heard about this tv show.

Pavel
Pavel
3 years ago

skam is just a norwegian take on skins, nothing really new

Denis
Denis
3 years ago

The interval acts has been criticized for being boring. And the humor has been criticized for not being funny enough. Which is a valid point to be fair. This is the first year I wished you could skip the hosts and thier acts and just show the songs..

That said this does sound promising. Noora is my favourite Skam character so Im’ expecting wonders here!

riggedObjectivoEurovision
riggedObjectivoEurovision
3 years ago

This William sure looks cute. 🙂
*nod of approval*

The one from Skam doesn’t look bad either. 😛

Milkyy
Milkyy
3 years ago

I bet I will rofl at Saturday

Karen
Karen
3 years ago

Just out of interest whyhas the interval acts and humour been criticised this year?

Kris
Kris
3 years ago

What’s this skam? It feels like a sham scam to me!!

filipko54
filipko54
3 years ago

what a coincidence, yesterday i finished watching 2nd season of skam! looking forward to their parody even if i won’t understand a single word 😀

Kate
Kate
3 years ago

OH HELL YEAH! i love skam and i’m in the middle of noora’s season right now so

Aino
Aino
3 years ago

I am a huge fan of bot Melodifestivalen and Skam and I am so excited about Saturdays final.

@ D, @ Jasmine The main character of season 4 is not confirmed. I really hope it will be about Sana or Even. I feel like they are saving Vilde for season 6, because she has been really excited about the russ. But I would also love to see more of Vilde as she is one of my favorite characters.

Jasmine
Jasmine
3 years ago

@ D

Well, it’s confirmed, it is indeed going to revolve around Vilde! 🙂

D
D
3 years ago

Skam is probably one of my favorite shows ever, so I’m very excited for this. Can’t wait until season 4 (hoping it’s about Vilde).