Danish PM lets her hair down in Friday coronavirus singalong

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Danish PM lets her hair down in Friday coronavirus singalong
Mette Frederiksen showed fairly good singing skills. Photo: Screenshot/Facebook

Mette Frederiksen, the Prime Minister who has driven through one of the fastest and most far-reaching coronavirus lockdowns in Europe, showed her soft side on Friday when she joined in a TV singing event.


Frederiksen was filmed in her kitchen and living room, enjoying Danish public broadcaster DR's program 'Fællessang – hver for sig', or 'Community singing, each for themselves'. 
Demonstrating a good, powerful singing voice, Frederiksen hit almost all of the notes in her rendition of the '80s classic  “Vågner I natten”, or 'Waking up in the night', by Dodo and the Dodos, which she sang along to while doing the dishes at home. 
The program on DR, also included 'Kvinde min', or 'my woman, by the Danish '70s rockers Gasolin'. The song, written by the legendary Kim Larsen, was performed by Pernille Rosendahl, lead singer of the Danish rock band The Storm. 
"One of the things I think is so nice about it is that Kim makes a love statement for a woman. But he also says in the text that he is not perfect," Rosendahl told DR.  "And that, I think, is very good to remember in this time. We're just people." 


The singalong, which DR started running on Friday nights a week ago, and which it will continue throughout the coronavirus lockdown, features some of the country's most popular singers singing classic songs, either their own or covers. 
The singer Michael Falch sang his classic 'I et land uden høje bjerge', 'In a land without high mountains'. 
At the request of the haulage firm Svend Munding Transport, Dafne Stilund Nielsen, who won The Voice Junior in 2017, sung 'Lyse nætter', or 'Bright nights' by Alberte Winding. 
The programme also featured Faroese singer Teitur Lassen, who performed 'Regnvejrsdag i november' ('Rainy Day in November'). 


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