‘Allsång på Skansen’ report and photos

Benny with host Anders Lundin

Benny with Allsång på Skansen host Anders Lundin

Early report on BAO/ABBA-related activities:

BAO opened with Du är min man (now having acheived 217 weeks on Svensktoppen) and moved on to perform Nu mår jag mycket bättre.

Benny next paid tribute to his friend Stig Olin, who died in early July. Olin was the writer of the popular Jag tror på sommaren and also tonight’s choice En gång jag seglar i hamn (One Time I Sail Into Port), which was sung by Helen and Tommy with Benny on piano.

In a brief interview onstage, Benny remarked modestly about how "pleased and grateful" he is for the way it has gone with ABBA all these years.

Mamma Mia was followed by Super Trouper (both performed by Donna and The Dynamos from the Stockholm cast of Mamma Mia! – Gunilla Backman, Charlotte Strandberg and Sussie Eriksson along with choir) and the show finished with Gunilla singing Tack för alla sånger (Thank You For The Music) accompanied by a heartily vocal but damp crowd (both on and off stage).

Helen Sjöholm

Helen Sjöholm

Tommy Körberg and Helen Sjöholm

Tommy Körberg and Helen Sjöholm

**View the whole programme as broadcast tonight on the SVT Allsång på Skansen subsite. An extra 30 minutes (not broadcast on TV) will be available to view tomorrow.

All photos by Mats Anderson/Scanpix at Svenska Dagbladet

2 Replies to “‘Allsång på Skansen’ report and photos”

  1. Benny Andersson is a humble genius.I have seen him perform many times with his orchestra here in Stockholm with Helen and Tommy. Like with Abba there is great joy and energy in their music.In my oppinion Benny Andersson is the main reason for Abbas sucess!

  2. I was at Skansen on August 5th (and twice in Globen in 2007). It’s a real wonder that people like Benny can bring such a positive energy to so many people on the Earth. And ABBA is a wonder. I listen to their music for 30 years. When people love what they do and do it honestly, when it comes from their hearts, the result will always be outstanding.

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