It’s the iconic Swedish singalong show that is an annual fixture on the summer calendar. However this year, things will be different: SVT’s Allsång på Skansen won’t have its usual live audience. But it will still have an extensive selection of Swedish music stars, including The Mamas, Dotter and Måns Zelmerlöw.

The Swedish government currently has a ban on public gatherings of more than 50 people — which includes live concerts. It means that Allsång på Skansen won’t be able to have its traditional audience, who sing along with the show’s performances.

But there will still be an audience watching on their screens at home. The show will again be hosted by Eurovision 2014 star Sanna Nielsen. The show’s project manager Per Rådelius says, “We hope that the warmth and joy of Sanna, the orchestra and the guest artists on stage will continue to reach the TV sofas, just as it usually does.”

The line-up includes Melodifestivalen 2020 winners The Mamas and runner-up Dotter. Also from the Mello 2020 roster will be Anna Bergendahl and Anis Don Demina. Sweden’s Eurovision champ Måns Zelmerlöw will also perform. Swedish Eurovision stars Jill Johnson (1998) and Robin Stjernberg (2013) will sing as a duo.

As well, Darin and Agnes — who both performed as part of the semi-final interval act “Swedish Pop Voices” at Eurovision 2013 — will each take to the Skansen stage.

With the coronavirus still an ongoing a public health concern in Sweden, the 2020 season of Allsång could be an indication of what Melodifestivalen 2021 might feel like with no audience, if limits are still in place in February.

The show airs weekly on Tuesday, with the 2020 series kicking off on 23 June on SVT. There’s no word yet on whether host Sanna Nielsen will perform her Melodifestivalen 2008 hit “Empty Room”.

Allsång på Skansen 2020 lineup

Program 1, Tuesday 23 June
The Mamas
Jill Johnson & Robin Stjernberg

Program 2, Tuesday 30 June
Miss Li
Anna Bergendahl
Måns Zelmerlöw
Erik Lundin

Program 3, Tuesday 7 July
Amanda Ginsburg
Nisse Hellberg

Program 4, Tuesday 14 July
Mando Diao
Anis Don Demina
Myra Granberg

Program 5, Tuesday 21 July
Daniel Adams-Ray
The Boppers
Peg Parnevik

Program 6, Tuesday 28 July
Eva Dahlgren
Rickard Söderberg
Gee Dixon
Shirley Clamp

Program 7, Tuesday 4 August
Lena Philipsson
Victor Leksell
Bengan & Allan Janson
Merit Hemmingson

Program 8, Tuesday 11 August
Helen Sjöholm
Petra Marklund

What do you think? What will the show be like with no audience? Would you like to see any of these acts at Melodifestivalen 2021? Tell us your thoughts below!

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3 years ago

At least we have something instead of being negative like these guys in the comments and talking about Corona virus AGAIN. by the way i still dont know anyone who is sick and that have been sick. so….. fake.

George Vavatsis
George Vavatsis
3 years ago

By telling this, I’m not being offensive in any way! But Sweden failed miserably against the fight of the coronavirus!! At times like this, the health of humanity is more important than the “joy of life” in bars, clubs etc. Now what’s the point of singing and not having the chance to share what you feel with a live audience?
At least, this is such a same for all the Swedish people!

3 years ago

At least we have something which is better than having nothing. We didn’t have ESC, let us have this! How about being positive instead of mentioning Corona and how everything should be cancelled because of it..

3 years ago

Not sure how it will work since sing-along participation is the point of the whole show. Without it is just a concert? But the situation is what it is and we will have to see how they pull it off. And hopefully there will be an audience later in Summer..

3 years ago

The non-competitive, Swedish DMGP.

3 years ago

No word in the text about Lena Philipsson (2004) being part of the lineup.

3 years ago

Dotterdam 2021!