SWEDEN 🇸🇪 The Eurovision star and Cyprus Queen of Eurovision Eleni Foureira will together with Wiktoria, Robin Bengtsson and Nano join the classic schlager evening in EuroPride Park on Thursday August 2 in Stockholm 2018. More artists will be revealed further on, but as usual the night is full of both Swedish and international surprises.
Eleni Foureira was the runner up in this year’s Eurovision Song Contest with “Fuego” and in Sweden this has become the most successful entry from this year’s competition. Wiktoria, Robin Bengtsson and Nano are some of the most popular entries from current years outtakes of Melodifestivalen in Sweden, and together they all perform at EuroPride Stockholm for the first time ever.
The big Schlager evening is one of Stockholm Pride´s most popular nights, where the original artists come together to perform their entries from the Swedish Melodifestivalen as well Eurovision Song Contest. Some are well-known and some might have been long gone forgotten, but not totally. This year marks no exception. More artist will be revealed at a later stage.
It is an honor for me to be invited to Stockholm and EuroPride 2018. I am looking forward to meet all my fans and thank them for their support during Eurovision Song Contest, says Eleni Foureira, Cyprus Queen of Eurovision.
This is most probably one of the best parties this year, and I am thrilled to have the opportunity to be there on stage during EuroPride, says Wiktoria, who competed in Melodifestivalen 2016 & 2017 with “Save Me” and “As I Lay Me Down”.
I perform at EuroPride because I support everyone’s right to choose their own path in love. With love, Nano, runner up in Melodifestivalen 2017 with “Hold On”.
Finally I get to meet the audience at Pride! So grateful and honored to be part of this, says Robin Bengtsson, who won in Melodifestivalen 2017 with “I Can’t Go On” and placed 5th in Eurovision last year.
Stockholm Pride is a non-profit, non governmental organization with a membership of around 150 individuals, organizations and companies. Among the organizations that are members of Stockholm Pride are the political parties and the big associations for LGBTIQ Rights and Sexual and Reproductive Rights.
In 1998, Stockholm Pride was founded when Stockholm hosted EuroPride for the first time. In contrast to how the “Gay Liberation Week” had been organized, Stockholm Pride was founded as a platform for cooperation between different organizations within the LGBTIQ-community. In this way, it managed to mobilize a larger part of the community and to reach out much more than its predecessor. In 2008, Stockholm Pride organized EuroPride for the second time.
The Schlager Evening will take place in Pride Park on Aug 2nd, between 8 – 11 PM.
EuroPride Park Stockholm is situated at Östermalms IP. Open Wednesday 01/08 – Saturday 04/08. Pride Park will be bustling with activities from the very opening every day; there is vendors, exhibits and stalls to explore where you can meet, engage and speak to people from different corners of our community, as well as supporters to us. For the palate there are food vendors, restaurants, Food trucks and bars.
SWEDEN – Undoubtedly a powerful entry, modern and resembling to Justin Timberlake. Exactly what the international music industry wants. Benjamin makes him dream come true and it’s true that Pernilla’s son will make it high. Europrediction, betting odds and fan polls predict it high. After all the powerful presentation and the solid vocals will surely give another Top 7 at least ranking from Sweden somehow. Light, airy and nimble would accurately describe Benjamin Ingrosso’s solo performance on his own little light stage within the arena stage. Shifting mainly between flashy white and red neon lights give a speedy impression of walking on air as the platform where Benjamin stands on subtlety disappears between the top and bottom half of the stage to form one continuous light flat wall impression.
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ESCKAZ.COM: I wonder if the lack of light in the hall could lower the excitement of the audience and in this way influence the impression people at home get of the performance.
ESCBUBBLE.COM: Overall a good song, but vocals need to be better (he seeed ok in the last run through). I’m predicting a Top 5 finish for Sweden again.
ESCXTRA.COM: The vocals are very solid from Benjamin. The chorus has lost power in comparison to the Melodifestivalen performance due to the removal of the backing track vocals. Benjamin and the backing singers focus on singing the higher vocal line which means the lower vocal line is given less attention and resulting in less depth in the chorus. However, for the first time viewer, this will have no effect.
EUROVOIX.COM: The monochrome aesthetics work well as a palette cleanser after a number of vibrant visually stimulating performances. Another vocally strong run.
SWEDEN – Benjamin Daniele Wahlgren Ingrosso, (born 14 September 1997) is a Swedish singer and songwriter. As a child he appeared in the leading role in several musicals, and in 2006 he won Lilla Melodifestivalen wih the song “Hej Sofia”. He won the celebrity dancing TV-show Let’s Dance 2014, and has competed twice in Melodifestivalen in 2017 and 2018 respetively.
Ingrosso was born in Danderyd and is the son of former dancer and now restaurant owner Emilio Ingrosso and singer Pernilla Wahlgren. He is the younger brother of Oliver Ingrosso and Bianca Wahlgren Ingrosso. and older half brother of Theodor Ingrosso. He is the grandson of actors Hans Wahlgren and Christina Schollin, and nephew of actors Niclas Wahlgren and Linus Wahlgren. Ingrosso is of Italian descent from both his father and mothers side.[table “101” could not be loaded /]