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).
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