She seems to have succeeded in the next coup: the Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg surprised visitors to a concert in Stockholm in favor of climate protection with a singing interlude. Together with another climate activist, the 18-year-old tried her hand at the 80s hit “Never Gonna Give You Up” by Rick Astley on Saturday evening in front of a cheering crowd and danced to it.
The Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet According to it, it was the first time that Thunberg showed her singing skills in public gave. After the performance, she revealed to the sheet:
“We’re just teenagers, after all, fooling around with each other, not just the angry kids the media often portrays us as.”
In any case, show business should not be entirely foreign to Greta: Both her mother Malena Ernman (50) and her sister Beata Ernman Thunberg (16) are in the music business, like that Aftonbladet further noted. Mother Malena, who is actually an opera singer, even had Sweden with her in 2009 Eurovision Song Contest represent.
The concert on Saturday in Stockholm was part of a series offered by the organization Fridays for Future and the festival organizer Livegreen under the title Climate live is held in 45 countries.
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(rt / dpa)