Deeply moving moment: Suddenly the Danish pop star stood and hugged the audience

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Annika Aakjær was responsible for one of Smukfest’s most moving moments so far on Friday afternoon.

The 40-year-old musician had to call in sick last year after she was physically completely burnt out.

She previously told in the podcast ‘Fiasco’, among other things, how she had been walking around with too high blood pressure for two years – and that is why she finally had to pull the plug.

Now she is back on stage, and when she went to the Bøgescenen in Smukfest on Friday at 12 o’clock, she said as a prelude to the number ‘Good news’ that she is still not quite on top yet, but that now she was here – and then arose the surprise.

Annika Aakjær out in the audience.
Photo: Kristian Dam Nygaard

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Because while she was singing, she suddenly went down from the stage and out among the front rows of the audience – where her boyfriend, comedian Victor Lander, among other things, stood as support – and hugged right and left.

It was a very moving moment, and it was clear that everyone then moved closer together in front of the Bøgescenen during the last part of the concert.

Earlier during the concert, she also had an extra surprise in the form of Lis Sørensen, who looked during the number ‘Morgen sol’ – a number that Annika Aakjær has previously interpreted in the TV2 program ‘Toppen af ​​poppen’.

After Friday’s concert, Annika Aakjær returns to the Book Stage on Saturday, where she is part of the standup program ‘Standup for Skanderborg’, where she shares the stage with names such as Andreas Bo, Mick Øgendahl – and the aforementioned Victor Lander.


Annika Aakjær opens the beech stage at Smukfest, Skanderborg, Friday 5 August 2022. (Photo: Helle Arensbak/Ritzau Scanpix)

Annika Aakjær opens the beech stage at Smukfest, Skanderborg, Friday 5 August 2022. (Photo: Helle Arensbak/Ritzau Scanpix)
Photo: Helle Arensbak

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