Sunday, June 16, 2013

Allsång på Skansen 2013: the guest list

It's almost here - the ultimate Swedish summer singalong that is "Allsång på Skansen".  Måns Zelmerlöw is on presenting duties for a third consecutive year, and the line-up of guests was presented last Tuesday.

Week 1 - 25.06.13: Carola, Gyllene Tider, Zara Larsson, Passenger, Eric Ericsons Kammarkör
Highlights: I'm probably on Team Gyllene Tider for this one. 

Week 2 - 02.07.13: Oskar Linnros, Amanda Jenssen, Lisa Nilsson, YOHIO, Per Andersson, Kjerstin Dellert, Peter Jezewski
Highlights: Need you ask?  Oskar! It'll be good to see Amanda again too.  YOHIO is also the first of many of this year's Melodifestivalen artists to make an appearance. 

Week 3 - 09.07.13: Håkan Hellström, Louise Hoffsten, Anton Ewald, Lill Lindfors, Skansens Ukuleleorkester
Highlights: Anton Ewald, although the ubiquitous HH (who along with Magnus Uggla seems to pop up every year in Allsång, or it just feels like it) should be at his crowd-pleasing best.

Week 4 - 16.07.13:
Miriam Bryant, Rikard Wolff, Danny Saucedo, Arvingarna
Highlights: Danny Saucedo, who apparently will be singing a duet with Rikard Wolff !?!

Week 5: 23.07.13:  Stiftelsen, Magnus Uggla, B.U.S!, Robin Stjernberg, Rolandz, Brynof & Ljung, Nic Schröder
Highlights: Stiftelsen.  And Robin (of course).

Week 6: 30.07.13: The Sounds, Kalle Moraeus, Sean Banan, Jonas Gardell, Lisa Miskovsky, Trio me´ Bumba
Highlights: Lisa Miskovsky.  Definitely not Sean Banan :(

Week 7: 06.08.13: Petter, Petra Marklund, Sofia Jannok, Lill-Babs
Highlights: Petra Marklund and Petter. 

Week 8: 13.08.13: Mando Diao, Kim Cesarion, Flying Bach, Edda Magnason 
Highlights: Mando Diao.  Their reinvention has been a spectacular success. 

Gone are the days when if you appeared on Allsång then you didn't appear on Lotta, and vice versa.  Looking at the line-ups for both shows (and Sommarkrysset) there seems to be a finite pool of Swedish musical talent.  We know that's not true, but you could be forgiven for thinking that, when you look at the crossover between the three shows.  Anyway it doesn't matter - I'm just very happy to have them all back!

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