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Rita Ora and other stars of Sommarkrysset

Sommarkrysset is a long-running summer entertainment format of Swedish TV4, going on its 13th season. It is broadcast live from the Gröna Lund amusement park on summer Saturdays, giving the music fans the chance to enjoy performances by Swedish and international artists either on location or through their TV screens. The programme also includes a gameshow portion with crossword puzzles – easy enough for basically anybody to solve and win a bit of holiday cash.

The best thing about the show is that each season the record companies are more than happy to bring over an international pop star or two for a bit of promotion, and over the past years we have seen the likes of Dua Lipa and Little Mix on this stage. The most interesting international act on this year’s schedule was Rita Ora, so we simply had to make it to Grönan this Saturday to enjoy the music and snap some photos.

Here are our pictures of the evening!

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Sommarkrysset host Gry Forssell, getting a bit of assistance from legendary studio man Henric von Zweigbergk

 

Marietter started the proceedings with a strong performance of Louder (not letting the drizzle disturb)
Mariette started the proceedings with a strong performance of her latest single Louder (not letting the drizzle disturb her a bit)

 

Next on stage were Finnish rockers The Rasmus, who are back with their now song Paradise
Next on stage were Finnish rockers The Rasmus, who are back with their new song Paradise

 

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Mariette returned with a rendition of her Melodifestivalen hit A Million Years (this year’s best Mello number, no doubt). But look at those abs though! 😉




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The king of the Swedish soul music scene, Eric Gadd, made a pleasant and laid-back appearance

 

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Thomas Stenström took us to a warmer place with his new summer tune Palma de Mallorca

 

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Thomas flashing off a smile to the fans at home




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Rita Ora waving to her fans ahead of her performance

 

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Feeling it during her performance of Your Song

 

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Not sure if the sweatshirt was just an 80s influenced fashion statement or a necessity due to the Swedish summer weather 😉

 

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Mariette and Rita taking flowers to the audience at the end of the show

 

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Finland’s own The Rasmus striking a pose after the show

 

Mariette on stage after the show, with the rollercoasters as her backdrop
Mariette on stage after the show, with the rollercoasters as her backdrop

 

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Thomas Stenström made use of the photo opportonity with Rita Ora

 

Rita was also handed a Swedish gold record for Your Song
Rita was also handed a Swedish gold record for Your Song

 

And one more of the lovely Rita (not the meter maid...)
And one more of the lovely Rita (not the meter maid…)




All photos © Nina Uddin

About Nina Uddin

Nina Uddin
Nina is a freelance translator and writer, who also takes her photography pretty seriously. Popular music in all its forms is her biggest passion and she knows what's going on in the Stockholm (and Swedish) music scene.

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