They are both popular Swedish singalong TV series that have been going on for years — and they are both on for a new season having just released their schedules earlier this week. Another thing they have in common? They both have strong ties with the ultimate singalong show — Eurovision.

Lotta på Liseberg is Gothenburg-based and takes place in the Liseberg amusement park. It is presented by the Eurovision veteran Lotta Engberg (1987) and celebrates its 10 year anniversary as a TV show this year — and for that occasion they are giving us a proper smörgåsbord of familiar faces.

Among the Eurovision veterans we have Eric Saade (2011), Malena Ernman (2009), Ola Salo (2007 – The Ark) and Jessica Andersson (2003 – Fame). The legendary Lill Lindfors (ESC 1966) will also make an appearance, but she is probably mostly remembered as the host of ESC 1985 held in Gothenburg where she unforgettably “lost” her skirt on stage.

Melodifestivalen is also represented in the show as there are no less than 12 acts that we should be familiar with from the Swedish national final. This year’s NF is represented by finalists Méndez, Renaida, Martin Almgren, John Lundvik, LIAMOO, Mariette, Margaret and Rolandz. Plus Jessica Andersson also was a 2018 finalist, so we could say we are only three acts away from a Melfest final.

The show also includes a few contestants from previous Melodifestivalen shows — like Oscar Zia (2014, 2016), 2017 runner-up Nano, Dolly Style (2014, 2015) and Shirley Clamp (six attempts between 2003 and 2014).

Allsång på Skansen is Stockholm-based and takes place at Skansen, an outdoor museum and zoo located in the center of Sweden’s capital. This will be the third year in a row it will be presented by Sweden’s 2014 representative and second runner-up Sanna Nielsen. 

The SVT produced show might not be as packed with familiar names as its Gothenburg-based sister, but there are a few names among the acts that should ring some bells. Here we only have one former Eurovision contestant — Tommy Körberg (1988) — but Melfest has its veterans on the schedule. The most distinguished are probably the skinny-dipping shuffle duo Samir & Viktor (2015, 2016, 2018) and the energetic disco divas of Alcazar (2003, 2005, 2009, 2010, 2014). Former Sweden’s Junior Eurovision representative and three time Melfest contestant (2009, 2012, 2016) Molly Sandén is also on the list along with Margaret and Shirley Clamp who are also to make an appearance at Lotta på Liseberg. 

 

Lotta på Liseberg 2018 schedule

Lotta på Liseberg debuts on Monday 25 June. The show is broadcast weekly at 20:00 CET on TV4

25 June

  • Jan Malmsjö & Claes Malmber
  • Liamoo
  • Curt-Eric Holmquist
  • Peg Parnevik
  • Now United (US)

2 July

  • Janice
  • Brolle
  • Oscar Zia
  • Shirley Clamp
  • Marianna Mörck

9 July

  • Mendez
  • Juliander
  • Martin Stenmarck
  • Eva Rydberg
  • Gladys del Pilar

16 July

  • Renaida
  • Mariette
  • Nano
  • Sandra Cavazza

23 July

  • Jessica Anderson
  • Uno Svenningsson
  • Martin Almgren
  • Chris Kläfford

30 July

  • Pernilla Wahlgren
  • Eric Saade
  • Malena Ernman
  • The Poodles

6 Augusti

  • Tomas Ledin
  • Gothenburgs Opera performing Disney’s “The Hunchback of Notre Dame – the musical”
  • John Lundvik

13 August

  • Rolandz
  • Ola Salo
  • Lill Lindfors
  • Dolly Style

Allsång på Skansen 2018 schedule

Allsång på Skansen debuts on Tuesday 26 June. The show is broadcast weekly at 20:00 CET on SVT1.

26 June

  • Shirley Clamp
  • Peter Jöback
  • Shirin
  • Jireel

3 July

  • GES
  • Linda Pira

10 July

  • Avantgardet
  • Markoolio
  • Lilla Al-Fadji
  • Cornelia Beskow
  • Margaret

17 July

  • Alcazar
  • Uno Svenningsson
  • Jojje Wadenius

24 July

  • Sannex
  • Amanda Ginsburg
  • Pernilla Wahlgren

31 July

  • Tove Styrke
  • Tommy Körberg
  • Samir & Viktor
  • Blen
  • Emma Peters & Hanna Dorsin

7 August

  • Petter
  • Molly Sandén

14 August

  • Seinabo Sey
  • Magnus Uggla
  • Sven-Bertil Taube

What do you think about the 2018 Lotta på Liseberg and Allsång på Skansen lineup? Which show do you think has the better lineup? Who are you most excited to see? Share your comments down below. 

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Very excited. Many who I ‘m sure they will do great performances. The artists I’m most excited for is Margaret, Alcazar, Molly Sandén and Chris Kläfford(Idol 2017 winner, amazing singer. For example his version of Imagine.) And maybe many more.

Davve
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Davve

This will be a great Swedish summer

Juan Cena
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Juan Cena

A sing-a-long show? I’m surprised one of the US networks hasn’t tried to “import” this idea. (There used to be “Sing Along With Mitch” back in the 60s) Is it because of the fear the audience might go “off script?”

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Jonas

Lill Lindfors! Ola Salo! Alcazar!

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Roy Moreno

It will be presented by her :3

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KYLLITO

I wish Felix Sandman could have participated.

Dan
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Dan

Benjamin Ingrosso and Felix Sandman were supposed to be doing their duet on one of these shows. I know Benjamin Ingrosso wanted to promote a new song on Allsång but SVT said no. But then Lotta på Liseberg & TV4 said yes. Not sure what happened afterwards.

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I really like it Thanks for sharing with us!

EscAU
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my girl margaret making an appearance x